My parents gave me a copy of The New Professional Pastry Chef by Bo Freiberg for my birthday, I think, a couple years ago. I love this book. For starters, it is a culinary school textbook so you know its good. You can learn so much just by reading it. To be honest, I think my parents just want a pastry chef in the family. I refer to it frequently enough that my mom threatens to get me one of those stands people use for their bibles to house my book.
Anyway, it's a great book. I thought I could refer to it for a production sized recipe for sugar cookies. Alas, I was wrong. Bo has let me down. I am going to have to do some reading and tweaking to come up with the recipe I need.
::le sigh:: It's time to channel my inner Parisian Pastry Chef.