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Zoë François Author Talk • Zoë Bakes Cookies: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Favorite Cookies and Bars

Saturday September 7th at 3:00pm

A note about our in-store events:

We offer first come, first served seating in our shop. There will be overflow room outside if needed and the author will be mic'd. Everyone is welcome to attend.

You can pre-order a copy below for pick-up at the event or purchase copies on-site.


Zoë François studied art at the University of Vermont while also founding a cookie company as a way to earn extra money. She later studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and has been a pastry chef at several Twin Cities restaurants. Zoë co-authored the bestselling book series, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and wrote the award winning, Zoë Bakes Cakes. She created the Zoë Bakes website and Substack newsletter to share her passion for pastry and now has a hit TV series on the Magnolia Network. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband Graham and their poodle. Her two sons come home for cookies as often as possible.

Zoë Bakes Cookies There are countless ways to make a cookie. Whether it’s thin and crispy or soft and cakey, everyone has a different version they crave. In Zoë Bakes Cookies, Zoë François shares the classic cookie recipes every home baker wants to master and adds in some personal favorites from different eras in her life.

She takes you through recipes from her hippie days in Vermont, with 
Ultra-Peanut Butter Cookies and Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. You get a chance to step into Bubbe and Granny’s kitchens, where Zoë has adapted their recipes like Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies and Chocolate Caramel Matzo. You'll find old favorites from her college cookie cart days, with recipes like Zoë's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies and Smash Cookies. She has you covered beyond cookies as well, with Blueberry Gooey Butter Bars and Cocoa Nutella Brownies—you’ll have plenty to bring to your next potluck or holiday cookie swap.

With her easy-to-follow recipes, Zoë shows you how to make delicious cookies that touch on nostalgia while also helping you alter them to fit your ideal cookie needs today.