This year we went through countless pounds of butter and sugar baking our way through the latest in sweets cookbooks for our Bake the Book series. Testing out everything from cookies to cake, pies, ice cream, candy, tortes, pastries, and every sugary treat in between, we found ourselves with quite the baker's library, not to mention dessert for every night of the week.
Whether you've got a confectionary whiz, amateur ice cream maker, aspiring pastry chef, or pal with a serious sweet tooth on your gift list, we hope this list of 6 of our favorite sweets cookbooks of 2011 will help you find the perfect present.
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