The Cookies and Cups Cookbook

The Cookies and Cups Cookbook

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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82 Responses
  1. Doris

    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!

  2. Dianna

    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!

  3. 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! 😀

  4. Sara

    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! 🙂

  5. Kristy

    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!

  6. iram

    Hi, I know I have never commented on your site, but I have been following you for nearly a year. I have been eagerly waiting to pre-order your book. But I do have ones?, does every recipe come with a photo? Regardless of your answer I will still order it…its just that I like to see a pic of the recipe I want to make.

    I hope you get a lot of success. I am so happy for you and your family.

  7. Annie

    Just placed my order. It was the very least I could do to say thank you for your wonderful blog. This is, erm, kinda awkward for the comment section, but oh well — I don’t know why or how, but C&C does a really good job of cheering me up when I’m feeling down.

    so, thanks!

  8. Shirley S

    Shelly – I am SO happy for you and excited to receive your cookbook, but I’m going to have to put it out of my mind, ’cause I want to read it NOW! It will be a sweet (literally and figuratively) surprise when it’s delivered next spring.

    Blessings and congrats!

  9. Stephanie

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can’t tell you how happy I am for you. The first recipe I ever made of yours was Pumpkin Pie Pop Tart Cupcakes and I’ve been hooked ever since. You’ve earned every ounce of your success! So looking forward to your book!!

  10. Debra

    Congratulations on your cookbook! It must be really exciting and I’m so happy for you. You have great recipes and I know it will do very well!

  11. Judy

    Can’t wait for the book; love your recipes and the cover is a thing of beauty. Ordered one book for me, one for a gift – can’t decide who will be the lucky recipient yet (TBD).

  12. JoLynn

    OMG!!!! Congratulations!! So happy for u and this FANTASTIC accomplishment!! I have been DYING to see this and can’t wait to get my hands on it!!!
    U R AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to try the recipes!!

    Congrats and God bless!!

  13. Shelly,

    Oh my gosh I am so excited! And happy for you and can’t wait to get my copy of the cookbook. Congratulations! I know that there are some amazing recipes in the book and I look forward to seeing the results of all of your hard work.

    1. Teija

      P.S. Made your dirty s’mores cookies yesterday – love them! And Tamale Pie is on the menu for either Tuesday or Wednesday eve. 😉

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