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Dessert shooter cookbooks
Get some inspiration for your own mini desserts with the best dessert shooter cookbooks
Dessert shooters, mini desserts served in very small glasses (usually from 2 to 5 ounces), are all the rage these days and finding inspiration to create your own tempting recipes is only as far away as the best dessert shooter cookbooks.
Any dessert can be adapted into a mini dessert in shot glasses - all it takes is a bit of imagination and creativity.
I've been making dessert shooters for 5 years now - ever since my now 95 year old Mom, Gertie, came to live with me after my Dad died. She always requested "just a taste of something sweet" so I was off and running with new ideas about keeping her satisfied. But, after awhile, I was running out of ideas. That's how I got into the world of mini dessert cookbooks, the very best of which are documented in this Squidoo article. Come along and see what I found.
Petite Sweets: Bite-Size Desserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth - The perfect dessert shooter cookbook
Unlike other mini dessert cookbooks that might detail dessert shooter recipes found in restaurants, such as Applebee's or TGIFs, Petite Sweet offers real homemade mini dessert recipes for everything from cobblers, to cakes and pies. You will probably need to pick up some special supplies though to recreate the delicious recipes included in Petite Sweets - things such as mini cupcake pans or 1 ounce ramekins. Don't worry though, these types of supplies are located right below.
Inside Petite Sweets, you'll find recipes for such things as:
Mini whoopie pies
Chocolate espresso mousse
Coconut rum butter cakelets
Miniature bread puddings
Items you might need to create your own dessert shooters
As mentioned above, you might need to add some specialized supplies to your kitchen in order to create mini desserts found in dessert shooter cookbooks. The below are just a few items to get you started. Remember to think small!
No5 only is this mini muffin pan perfect for cupcakes, but it is just right for making small cornbreads also to serve alongside chili on a cool night.
These adorable pumpkin cupcake molds will make your dessert shooter creations a hit after a filling Thanksgiving dinner.
Don't forget the cupcake liners!
Cheesecake is always so filling that it lends itself beautifully to a mini dessert.
I love these teeny ramekins. My elderly mom has a small appetite so I serve her applesauce along with dessert shooters in these small 1 ounce cups.
Sweet Miniatures: The Art of Making Bite-Size Desserts - Another great dessert shooter cookbook
"The best things come in small packages" and Sweet Miniatures has some of the best mini dessert ideas around.
Inside Sweet MIniatures, you'll find great mini dessert recipes such as:
Double chocolate tartlets
Apple filling (perfect for an Apple pie shooter ala mode)
Chocolate chip swirls (great for the top of a dessert shooter)
Cognac buttercream filling (oh yum!)
Dessert shooter glasses on Amazon.com
I've scoured Amazon high and low and have discovered some different types of glasses just perfect for mini dessert shooters. The below are among the most unique glasses and are sure to please any of your dinner guests. Mix and match different sizes and types of glasses for the prettiest presentation.
Dessert Shot Glasses, 6-Pack - just add your next ingredients
Rosseto Liteware Party Dishes Set of 20 Clear Twist Style Cups
Merritt Rainbow Teardrop Drinkware Collection, Type:
5 oz. Tumbler
95 year old Gertie loves dessert shooters - And it shows!Click thumbnail to view full-size
More delicious mini dessert cookbooks
All of the below are wonderful additions to any cook's kitchen. Get creative and mix and match recipes between the books to come up with your own mini desserts served in shot glasses.
Creating Mini Sweet Treats, from Cupcakes to Custards
Adorable and Delicious Recipes for Your Favorite Treats
Mini Cakes - make sure to make more than one per person; they're sure to be hits
Pint-Sized Sweets and Savories
Tastefully Small -- Dessert Canapes:
Bite-Size Sweets for Easy Entertaining
Gale Gand's Just a Bite:
125 Luscious Little Desserts
For the prettiest presentation for your mini dessert shooters, - Check out the below
I LOVE the look of this Rossetto tray and the presentation it makes when filled with delicious dessert shooters. These also make wonderful aperitif glasses for just a touch of brandy after a filling dinner.
I'd love to hear your ideas for mini dessert shooters. Please leave me comments.