10 Cookie Things You Need to Celebrate October’s National Cookie Month


Well dear reader, it’s National Cookie Month, and we’ve been concocting this post for you in celebration! We’ve got cookie cravings pretty bad over at JKS, and we hope to inspire some of your own baking adventures before month’s end (if we do, we welcome your cookie gifts at the office!). Join some of the JKS staff in a breakdown of our favorite cookie recipes and gizmos!


Mascarpone Semifreddo from The New York City Kitchen Cookbook by Tracey Ceurvels

If you’re looking to get creative with your cookie month celebration, Tracey Ceurvels’ Mascarpone Semifreddo recipe is a perfect way to shake up the dessert table!  A perfect marriage of ice cream and mousse, this recipe’s crumbled anisette cookies add a delightful touch to the diverse flavor and texture. Don’t let the complexity intimidate you, all you’ll need is a blender and a freezer. Assistant Publicist Max loves Tracey’s inventive cookie recipe!

Get the recipe and buy the cookbook here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781510721128.




Carol’s Beet and Acorn Cookies

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead then you may have heard about this new cookbook, AMC The Walking Dead The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide… and you’ll definitely remember how Carol nearly scared the bejesus out of a small child as she baked these iconic cookies. Celebrate the spookiest month of all with cookies fit for the zombpocalypse!

In true apocalypse fashion, Carol Peletier takes advantage of the limited cooking resources around her to whip up a batch of unique desserts using beets and acorn flour. In spite of the unorthodox ingredients, these cookies are surprisingly sweet (and delicious to boot!)

Get the recipe and buy the cookbook here:




Homemade Cookie Jar

Once you’ve really gotten up and running with your at-home cookie factory, you’ll need a sweet spot to store them. We just love this charming cookie jar from Crate & Barrel that makes sure to let all your friends and family know your cookies were made at home!

Buy the jar here: https://www.crateandbarrel.com/homemade-cookie-jar/s325053





Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.0

For people with allergies, gluten-related issues, and paleo diets, “Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.0” is a great option. With advice on how to sub out common allergens, this recipe of gooey chocolatey deliciousness is the perfect option for anyone celebrating national cookie month, especially those with restricted diets. Publicist Sydney highly recommends these for any g-free eaters!

Get the recipe by buying the book here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781628600421





U-Taste 10 Piece Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

Let’s face it… your measuring cups and spoons set probably haven’t matched in years (ours don’t). But this set of everything is matching, cheery, and will have you a lot more excited about all your upcoming baking projects. Senior Publicist Angelle swears by these, and we know you will too.

Get the set here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L26QE14/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1





Smitten Kitchen’s Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Every once in a while you just need peanut butter in your life…and these are the best cure for that craving!

Publicist Ellen says these are her absolute go-to when the peanut butter bug bites! https://smittenkitchen.com/2015/10/salted-peanut-butter-cookies/






Donia Bjian’s Orange Cardamom Cookies

If you’re looking for the perfect cookie to pair with your tea service, look no further. These delicate, buttery cookies pair with the crisp fall weather we begin to see each October and are the perfect snack to have on hand while you devour Bijan’s beautiful memoir. Part cookbook and part recollection of her family’s escape from political revolution and terror in Iran in the 1970’s, Bijan reminisces about the culinary landscape of her childhood while also informing us about how the rest of her life in the U.S. has played out as a Persian-American. A truly literary journey into a cookie world we can all get behind!

Get the recipe by buying the book here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781565129573




Custom Cookies

When a special occasion calls for a special cookie, check out our favorite custom bakery, Lawrence Deans Bake Shop! These cookies can have anything magically printed on them! From baby pictures to book covers, there’s not a sweeter way to say “I care” than a custom cookie! Check out this awesome example from local Nashville author Peggy O’Neil Peden’s launch party at Parnassus Books!






Holiday Sugar Cookies

Senior Publicist Sara swears by Joanne Chang’s sugar cookie recipe. According to her it’s THE best sugar cookie recipe of all time (even beat out her family’s time-honored recipe and had everyone raving). Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter… any time you want a traditionally decorated sugar cookie, you just can’t beat these for their mouth-watering perfection. Sara hosts cookie decorating parties and suggests you do the same (and share your pics with us on our Instagram at @jkscommunications when you do!).

Get the recipe by buying the book here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780811869447



Get a cookie cutter shaped like your FACE!

One of life’s greatest mysteries is what you and your loved ones would look like as cookies. Etsy user UniqueCookieCutter has finally come up with a way to find out! Just send in a picture, and watch your cookie-self come to life! Perfect for weddings, birthdays, or those rainy Sundays when you just want to curl up by a fire and eat a bunch of your own delicious faces.

Get your UniqueCookieCutter here