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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Worth Chilling Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

After my last post comparing the Hershey’s and Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipes, I received almost a dozen recipes from readers about their preferred chocolate chip cookie recipes. I knew I had to try them, but I also want to experiment: the chocolate chip cookie is so ubiquitous that it seems like a neutral […]

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Dorie’s Maple-Star Anise Sandwich Cookies

Most sandwich cookies are poorly designed. The most common issue is that the filling oozes out when you try to bite into it because the cookie is too hard compared to the inside. With icing, this can lead to imbalanced bites, but ice cream fillings can leak everywhere. So with a healthy dose of skepticism, […]

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Bravetart’s New-fashioned Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles always struck me as a very kiddie sort of cookie. Well, I think most cookies are well targeted towards children, but something about the name, simple flavor, and heavy coat of cinnamon sugar feels like childhood. Maybe like Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal in cookie form. Stella Parks aka Bravetart goes into significantly more detail […]

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Dorie’s Cocoa-Tahini Cookies with Sesame Crunch

Despite having kept tahini in my fridge for years, I was surprised when I heard a guest on Milk Street Radio say that she puts it on everything from roasted vegetables to ice cream. I had only ever used tahini, a sauce made of ground sesame and oil, to make hummus. Soon after, I saw […]