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Baking ATK’s Snickerdoodles

Having baked and handed out so many cookies, I have learned a few things about cookie preferences. First, chocolate chip cookies really are the best cookies. They just work. Second, oatmeal and peanut butter are both more popular in cookies than I expected. Not everyone likes them, but I just had the impression that more […]

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Baking Sarah Kieffer’s White Chocolate, Rosemary, and Apricot Cookies

Did you know that white chocolate and apricot is a common combination? I didn’t until I was about to write this blog post and came across a number of such recipes online while trying to find a link to share. I first came across this recipe while looking to clear out half a bag of […]

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Baking Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Mint

When I set the goal of baking 52 batches of cookies, I knew I needed a plan for getting rid of them. Thankfully, there are no shortage of people in this world who welcome homemade cookies, even during a pandemic. I have been sharing cookies for occasions like birthdays, and when I picked this recipe, […]

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Baking Sarah Kieffer’s Pan-Banging Chocolate Chip Cookies

Despite posting my cookie baking experience week after week, I’m not very deep into the social media baking world. I had a brief Instagram phase a few years ago, and I more recently tried to turn a few of these posts into Twitter threads. However, I otherwise miss out on most baking trends unless they […]

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Baking Dorie’s Crash-O-Cookies

Throughout this year of baking cookies, Julie has been happily sampling and rating all of the cookies. It’s tough to do exact head-to-head comparisons, but we have come up with tiers to give us some sense of which we like more. So far, I have observed a few trends. First, chocolate chip cookies are all […]

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Baking Bouchon Bakery’s Better Nutters

When we used the KonMari method to throw away everything that didn’t spark joy, we had a tough time deciding on our cookbooks. The obvious test for whether we liked a cookbook is how frequently we use it, but that wasn’t enough. Some had sentimental value. Others made for great aspirational cooking but were somewhat […]

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Baking Dorie’s Double-Ginger Crumb and White Chocolate & Poppy Seed Cookies

I don’t make many cutout cookies. I’m not particularly precise in my cooking and baking presentation, so drop cookies that spread to a mostly even circle are my level of comfort. However, I wanted to use these 52 batches to explore the world of cookies, and although I don’t have a nice collection of cookie […]

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Baking Bravetart’s Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies

Growing up, my family had a few go-to cookie recipes. We, of course, made chocolate chip cookies. There was a variation that called for 4 different types of chips. And there was the peanut butter cookie. I’m sure my mom still has the same printed version in a binder somewhere, but other than using margarine, […]

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Baking Dorie’s Chocolate-Raspberry Thumbprints

When we cook meals, we usually cook full portions: most recipes are made for 4-6 servings, but even with two of us, it’s convenient to have a day or two of leftovers. However, I recently have been cooking smaller batches of both dinner and cookies for experimentation. With a dinner recipe, it gives me a […]

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Baking Dorie’s “They Might Be Breakfast Cookies”

I love oatmeal. I have eaten it most weekday mornings for a decade, and although I don’t quite make it the same way as I used to, it still hasn’t gotten old. We typically top the oatmeal with fresh or dried fruit, and we stock plenty of the latter for variety. As such, I thought […]