‘Tis the season to indulge in cookies! And with so many varieties out there, it’s safe to say everybody can find a sweet treat that’s perfect for them. Which, if you think about it, is also true of books.
There’s a book out there for every person, you just have to find it. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some delicious recs based on your go-to snack.
Sometimes, you just need something sweet. This love story is a classic and it really doesn’t get more classic than a sugar cookie, does it? Sweet and soft and heartwarming, these two would be an ideal fit.
If you’ve never tried these New York staples, then you should know you’re missing out. These cookies are more on the cake-y side and easily recognizable because one half is vanilla icing, while the other half is chocolate. Once you know that, you can see how a book about a girl and her demon and the way others perceived the demon was…pretty black and white (sorry, not sorry).
Dark, but still sweet, soft but with a crunch. Chocolate turtles just seemed so perfect for this dark, gritty book. Plus, a lot of Along the Indigo takes place by a river, so a cookie named after an aquatic animal feels right.
What other book could we match with snickerdoodles? While not overly present in the movie, Lara Jean’s love of baking is a pivotal part of the books, so much so that there’s even a recipe in one of them for Kitty’s Favorite Snickerdoodles.
There’s no better cookie! Sure, it’s not the same kind of ginger as Hofstetter, but with a book that’s all about humor, you need a cookie that’s as snappy as the jokes.
Peanut butter can be sticky and sneaky, so a mystery/thriller seemed ideal. Addicting and surprising and keeping you turning the pages (and eating cookies) until you get to the end. Plus, just like a mystery, you can throw a twist into your peanut butter cookies by adding chocolate or apple or anything else you want!
These holiday classics have many names – Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Italian Wedding Cookies, snowdrops, butter balls – plus they actually resemble snowballs. So we had to pair this with a holiday read! And an anthology with lots of titles inside only seemed fitting.
Something sweet and warm and with a little bit of spice fits this romantic comedy so well.
For such a fun, brightly colored cookie, we wanted a book that was just as fun, just as sweet, and deserving of all the colors. This nerdy retelling of Cinderella is delightful and unique while still being a little bit classic. Plus, the characters are as different as gumdrops can be.
Sweet and salty, this cookie brings together two of our favorite snacks. And something about bringing together classic flavors together reminded us of college (read: long nights spent studying, grabbing whatever you can to get you through midterms and finals). We think these Giant Days ladies would approve!
A sweet book featuring iconic characters we love like Mr. Darcy? An ideal match match for such a classic cookie.
Molasses cookies can be made lots of ways, but the most recommended is using a dark molasses to create a full-bodied, sweet, and soft treat. Which reminds us of Beneath the Citadel. Destiny Soria’s sophomore novel is rich and complex and filled with sweet characters . . . while also being a pretty dark story.
Basically sugar cookies with rainbow sprinkles. Classic, but colorful. Which reminded us of this romcom with a very colorful cover and very sweet romance.
The cardamom brings a warmth to the cookies that makes them especially handy in the colder weather. A sweet, holiday YA romance featuring lots of cold weather, fireplaces and warm beverages seemed like the right combination.
In The Sun is Also a Star, two teens meet in New York City and fall in love almost instantly. Sounds like a sweet romance, right? But one of them is 12 hours away from being deported. Obviously, it’s bittersweet to fall in love when you know it can’t last, and you need some caffeine to keep yourself awake for the few hours you have left together. So a bittersweet mocha cookie will keep you company while reading this complicated, heart wrenching tale.
What are your favorite cookies and what books would pair perfectly with them? Tweet us @piquebeyond and let us know. (Let us know if you have any other favorite recipes for these cookie types, too!)