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Martha Stewart Makes Cookies for iPhone/iPod

Cookies are delicious, and whether you love her or hate her, Martha Stewart is one of the few with the means to turn a love of cookies into a really gorgeous and full-featured cooking app. Although this app was released before the Christmas cookie rush back in November, Callaway Digital Arts and Martha Stewart Living have teamed up to give the app a massive overhaul and update just in time for Valentine’s Day, including secret content to be released on the holiday and a special sale price of $0.99.

While many of the recipes you’ll find in this app are from her similarly titled cookbook, Martha Stewart Makes Cookies is really a digital creation unto itself. With more than 90 mouthwatering recipes, gobs of beautifully photographed baked goods, a whole video library, and handy extras like shopping links and a built-in timer, I was seriously impressed by how complete this little app was.

Martha Stewart Makes Cookies for iPhone/iPod

I don’t own the cookbook, so I can’t really speak to how the app compares there, but I can say that the while the iPhone app likely isn’t quite as readable as the iPad app, it certainly provides a lot of luscious looking cookies for not a lot of dough. You can choose from well-loved standbys, like Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies, or get a trendy with Glitter Balls or adventurous with Peppercorn Shortbread; I even spied a vegan recipe while I was poking around. Diabetics aside, there’s really something for just about everyone in there.

While my beloved Kitchen-Aid, Miss Edna, would tell you that I don’t bake nearly enough as I should, I’m still no slouch in the kitchen, so I think I’m qualified to say that while some of the more impressive looking offerings will require more equipment and fussing than most will want to bother with, there are a number of perfectly scrumptious looking cookies in the app that both novice and master home bakers can approach with ease.

Martha Stewart Makes Cookies for iPhone/iPod

Suffice to say, I was really pleased by how much thought went into making this app both comprehensive and attractive, but there were a couple of features I had some mixed feelings about. The first was the so-called “cookie runway”, where you can browse through a picture line up of all the cookies. It’s a nice idea, but it just struck me as impractical, since you’re effectively gawking at food porn instead of finding actual cookie recipes you’re interested in.

The second thing I wasn’t wild about was the search area. If you know the name of the specific cookie you’re looking for, great, but browsing is another story. They’ve divided everything up into a more or less workable set of categories, but it felt like a few recipes, including stunningly mundane ones, like sugar cookies, didn’t really fit in any of them, so I was left schlepping through the aforementioned “cookie runway” looking for them.

Even with these minor flaws, this is about as smooth and attractive a cooking app as you’re going to find, and regardless of how you feel about Martha’s domestic empire, if you’re a cookie baker or would like to be, this is a fantastic and affordable buy.

AppSafari Rating: 4/5

This 3rd Party App is available at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Browse the full list of all AppStore apps filed under the AppStore category.

Download Martha Stewart Makes Cookies for iPhone/iPod at iTunes App Store
Price: $0.99
Developer: Website
AppSafari review of Martha Stewart Makes Cookies for iPhone/iPod Touch was written by on February 5th, 2011 and categorized under App Store, Food, Reference, Shopping. Page viewed 2606 times, 1 so far today. Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.

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