I just saw this book at Costco the other day & realized later that this may be a good gift for DD's friend's upcoming birthday. Oftentimes when I've gone to pick up my girls from friend's house, they've baked some cookie or other (nothing fancy, yet :). I asked DD if friend uses a cookbook & she said "no, basically recipes from the internet or from back of packages". I didn't look through the book at Costco so don't know how appealing or complex the recipes are. Would this work for a 7th grader? Thanks.