An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked

Freedom Cookie Press


Hands down, the best part about being a freelance photographer is when exciting new projects practically fall into my lap, and my greatest struggle is figuring out how to say “YES!” without sounding like an overeager puppy. A rare occurrence indeed, that intermittent system of rewards has me hooked, reinforced by the random, incredible opportunities that happen to come my way. After recently being recruited by Carina Comer to shoot the cover of her premier cookbook, Freedom Cookie Press, that addiction has only grown stronger.

Though the work of creating the cookies and capturing their best sides was deeply satisfying, having such delicious treats to enjoy at the end of the day was the greatest payoff. Featuring a cookie inspired by each of the fifty United States, baking your way through this innovative collection is like taking an edible road trip, without ever leaving the comfort of your own kitchen. Pictured here on the cover are the CT Nutmeg Doodles, TX Texmex Wedding Cookies, and OR Flowering Filbert Petit Fours, to provide some insight on the creative combinations that Carina has dreamed up. Though nostalgic and comforting in a way that only heartfelt recipes can be, these aren’t your grandma’s cookies, and you’re not likely to find such daring sweet flavors anywhere else.

I may be completely biased, but take my word for it: Freedom Cookie Press, hot of the digital presses, is truly a must-buy for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

23 thoughts on “Freedom Cookie Press

  1. What a great theme for a cookbook. As a true Nutmegger, I may need to do my duty and check out the CT doodles.

  2. Maybe it was a last-minute change, but the B&N site lists the title as ‘Freedom of the Cookie Press’ which makes more sense in keeping with the book’s theme. The recipes cover such a wide range of flavors and techniques on its unique journey –clever concept!

  3. What a great concept for a cookie book, and congrats for picking up the project! I’m excited to check this out!

  4. That looks like a great cookie book! :)

  5. Such a pretty cover — the cookies look and sound very tempting.

  6. Such a creative idea for a cookbook! Love this theme and of course, the photos are gorgeous.

  7. I love the innovative idea behind this cookbook, I do so love cookies :D (understatement of the year!)

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. I really like that concept! It’d be a fun party to have everyone bake cookies from the states they have lived in!

  9. It looks delicious, and they couldn’t have chosen a better photographer. Congratulations!

  10. Congrats with the cover shoot! Looks so cute and fantastic!

  11. I agree, that cover is very pretty!

  12. Nice Job Hannah! They say the cover sells the book.

  13. Hannah– I’m beginning to sound like a faulty record player–but those pictures are awesome! (Gotta get myself a thesaurus for more synonyms of “breath taking”, “stunning” et al.)

  14. Nice concept Hannah and the cover is awesome.
    Have a great weekend :D

  15. Congrats with the cover shoot! it looks all very appetizing! Is is all vegan or not?

  16. The cover is fantastic! I would love to check this out!

  17. The cover looks wonderful! And it’s a great idea for a book too. Congratulations.

  18. Hannah, you crack me up, as does this. Brava!

  19. Congratulations on this fun project! And what a great theme for a cookbook!

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