I'm sure we all have a favorite cook book that we automatically reach for, one that has our tried and true recipes--family favorites. My most favorite thing to bake is cookies. I love to try new recipes, but then I have those old standbys. For those directions, I reach for my Betty Crocker's Cooky Book--1963 Hardback Spiral Bound. It has hundreds of cookie recipes, helpful hints, and historical notes.
I am baking snickerdoodles, the cookie jar is empty again.
As you can see this page is well used. I am sure that there are slick new cookie books, but I love this one. I've had it over 40 years, and it is comfortable like a favorite pair of slippers.