Cooking & Entertaining

Chocolate Chip Sweets: Celebrated Chefs Share Favorite Recipes

A delectable collection of innovative chocolate chip recipes by world-renowned chefs, pastry chefs, and bakers. Chocolate chip cookies, bursting with melted bits of chocolate, are the perennial favorite of many Americans. For this compilation, Zabar has reached out to the celebrated icons of the baking world to collect an amazing array of user-friendly recipes beyond the classic cookie. There are the signature creations of such top restaurants as Manhattan’s Daniel, Gramercy Tavern, and Betony, and California’s the French Laundry, while others are treasured family recipes. Chefs such as Jacques Torres, Daniel Boulud, Lidia Bastianich, Dominique Ansel, and Sherry Yard share such classics as shortbread cookies and angel food cake studded with chips. Some reinterpret the cookie and make giant variations, such as Florian Bellanger’s Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies, while others include add-ins like fresh fruit and nuts, or fold in pretzels and candied orange rind. Puddings, pies, ice-cream sandwiches, cakes, doughnuts, brownies, marshmallows, and waffles, oozing with chocolate, are part of the mix.  

In this beautifully photographed volume, Zabar discusses how to bake with the variety of flavorful chocolate bits available—ranging from traditional chips and pistoles (or coins) to pearls. Chocolate Chip Sweets will appeal to discriminating chocolate chip lovers who crave this satisfying taste sensation.

About The Author

Trained as a baker, Tracey Zabar is the author of five books, including One Sweet Cookie and Charmed Bracelets. She is also a jewelry designer. Ellen Silverman’s photographs have appeared in many cookbooks, including Karen DeMasco’s The Craft of Baking, as well as in leading lifestyle magazines.

  • Publish Date: September 22, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Methods - Baking
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 7-1/4 x 9-1/4
  • Pages: 176
  • US Price: $29.95
  • CDN Price: $29.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2948-6


"Zabar offers ideas for a well-stocked pantry and the essential tools for baking in a modern kitchen. Chocolate chip cookie lovers could just live in the first two chapters, testing and perfecting peanut butter chocolate chip cookies or Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Sandies . . . There are cakes both plain and fancy, in recipes such as Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Cake or Chocolate Blackout Cake. There are also pies, eclairs, spoon desserts, and hot beverages."

"Tracey's passion for baking comes through in her writing, and being a home baker herself, she has a knack for choosing recipes that are approachable but still interesting. Thanks to the wisdom and creativity of her celebrity cheg friends, recipes that may sound 'basic' have unique twists that make them better. . . This is more than just a book with chocolate chip cookies. Altogether there are 85 recipes for cakes, pies, desserts, drinks, breakfast treats and breads."

"Tracey Zabar has brought us a world of delight in Chocolate Chip Sweets."

"Chocolate Chip Sweets is a beguiling collection of fresh approaches to cookies, fancy cakes, pies and pastries, and desserts you eat with a spoon. . . Chocolate chips have the starring role, but if you are not a chocoholic, consider a delectable banana bread or a Sicilian pistachio torta to name just two." 

Author Bookshelf: Tracey Zabar, Ellen Silverman