The Cookies and Cups Cookbook

A Jar of Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Beside an Old-Fashioned Glass of Milk

The cover, the pre-order situation and all the details!!

Pre-order at: Amazon|Barnes&Noble|Books-A-Million|Indie Bound|Simon&Schuster/Amazon Kindle|Nook by B&N|iBooks|Google play

Oh friends!! Here we are!

I have been waiting to show you the cover for my book for like EVERRRR. Of course we didn’t really decide the cover of my book for sure-for sure until a few weeks ago. But I’ll say, those weeks seemed like FOREVER. So YAY the COVER!

Honestly every picture I’ve taken along the way during this process I’ve wanted to show you. No kidding. Every recipe I’ve made, photo taken, idea that went into the trash bin…I’ve wanted to SHARE IT ALL WITH YOU! But finally FINALLY I can share this.

The cover.


Actually today I’m sharing not only the cover but HELLO YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER A COPY!!!!!!

Please pre-order a copy? Please! Please? (exciting details at the bottom of the post)

Ok, before I get ahead of myself let’s talk a little about the book. I have been waiting for AGES to share with you all the details. My book, like my website, and my life is all about desserts first, both literally and figuratively. I mainly focus on sweet treats around here, but occasionally I will sprinkle in an easy dinner idea. Well, that’s what I wanted to do for my book. I wanted to stay as true to me as I could, and still make it a fun concept that you guys would love. In other words a cookbook in reverse!

Let me explain…a normal cookbook starts with all the meal stuff…appetizers, soups…you get the idea. But if you’re anything like me (I know you are) you flip to the back chapters first to check out the desserts. I mean let’s cut to the chase.

SOOOO, the first 3/4 of MY book is dedicated to over the top baked goodies like OMG Pull Apart Praline Bread and Ice Cream Soaked French Toast to my spin on classic favorites like Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles and Texas Sheet Cake in a Jar. And the the last 1/4 of the book full of delicious everyday dinner recipes like Garlic Bread Pasta and Chicken and Waffle Tenders.

Desserts first all the live-long day. It’s kind of fun, right? RIGHT?


Gah, I have been waiting a YEAR to tell you guys all this. A. YEAR. That’s basically infinity in my can’t-keep-a-secret brain.

As for the cover shot, we wanted it to be beautiful but also comforting and delicious. I couldn’t think of a better way to describe all those feelings except with a chocolate chip cookie. (Actually they’re Salty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, and they’re absolutely ridiculously amazing).

So anyhow, I am RIDICULOUSLY PUMPED to share the cover of my book with you! It’s not set to release until April 12, 2016, so yes there will be lots of talk about THE BOOK before then.
BUT in the meantime because pre-orders are a whole huge deal in the publishing world, I would love you forever if you decided to pre-order a copy or four.

I hope you guys are as excited as I am about this! It’s been over a year of work for me…and we’re still working on it, getting it ready for it’s debut next April.

Over the next few months I will be giving you guys sneak peeks of what you can find on the inside pages. I can’t wait to share more!

Pre-Order Details!


(Amazon|Barnes&Noble|Books-A-Million|Indie Bound|Simon&Schuster|Amazon Kindle|Nook by B&N|iBooks|Google play)


Thank you for all your support, kind words and virtual high fives. And for your patience with my overuse of ALL CAPS and exclamation points!!!!! I adore you.






Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Jane Walkinshaw
Jul 13, 2019 1:02 am

oh my gosh, I just love love love all your receipes and so want to buy your latest book, could I get it any where here in New Zealand. Thought I’d ask before I run all over the place. If not then I’ll order it online if its still available. I just love your stuff, and my grandsons and I are making your Rice Krispie slice tomorrow as its Sunday here plus the school holidays. I can’t wait will let you know how we get on. Once again thank you so much for all your lovely recipes.

May 30, 2016 12:45 pm

I love my copy of the cookbook. I have used several recipes and have great reviews. Thank you

Sep 3, 2015 12:44 pm

I’m so excited about your book, doing my pre-order today. My favorite and most requested are the Gooey Strawberry cookies, made with cake mix, can’t even get them out of the oven good. I also really enjoy your dinner ideas, as I am super busy during the week with my kids endless schedules, it’s funny the things you don’t think to make, like a Burrito Bowl.

Kate N
Sep 2, 2015 11:44 am

Can’t wait! I just realized this weekend that I have the recipe for your “Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie” memorized, but I hope it’s in the cookbook, too!

Judy R
Aug 25, 2015 10:47 am

Congratulations! Love the cover.

Aug 21, 2015 2:21 pm

going to check it out on my kindle , thanks

Aug 21, 2015 1:22 pm

Congratulations! The cover is yummy. Perfect.

Aug 21, 2015 1:10 pm

I am always telling people about your site. And it so easy to remember people don’t need to write it down. Congratulations on your book. Normally don’t buy cookbooks but this one I’m going to preorder!

Leslie Kramer
Aug 21, 2015 12:36 pm

Pre-ordered in book form. I just can’t use a cookbook from my Nook! Can’t wait until it comes in the mail 🙂

Aug 20, 2015 2:41 pm

Cover is perfection!!! I think I have saved and printed almost all of your recipes but will still buy the cookbook! So happy you have achieved your lot awaited goal. Looking forward to your Autumn cooking adventures! Thanks from all of us!

Aug 20, 2015 10:27 am

Eeeeeek I am TOO excited for your book. I’ve read your blog for years and love your recipes, so can’t wait to get my hands on it! Oh and it comes out on my birthday too, so happy birthday to me from me haha, just pre-ordered i now! 😀

Aug 20, 2015 8:35 am

This is exciting!! I am totally pre-ordering a few for my mom and friends and ME of course! Love your recipes and this is such a great accomplishment. Congratulations! 🙂

Aug 19, 2015 10:17 am

Woooo congrats!! I am definitely a strong believer in eating dessert first, or at the very least making sure to leave room for dessert.

Aug 18, 2015 9:55 pm

Not only is it your cookbook, but it’s TITLED the Cookies and Cups Cookbook!!! ROCK STAR!!!

SOOOOOOOO excited to see the inside! Yay!!!

Aug 18, 2015 7:51 pm

I honestly don’t know how I’m going to contain my excitement for your book until April 2016! That seems like forever away. Congrats on your huge accomplishment – I can only imagine how awesome it’s going to be. I’m pre-odering my copy right now!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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