1. says

    Good luck with your Top 5 picks! That’s exciting, but I’ll bet it’s difficult because you have so many great recipes!!

    The first ones that come to mind for me are the Apricot Orange Bars, the Cranberry Walnut cookies, and the white chocolate macadamia cookies with the Bailey’s Irish Cream. I’m really stuck on the CI Perfect CCC right now, otherwise I like the CCC recipe you pointed out from Gourmet, and the JT recipe, and, and, and….. πŸ™‚

    Good luck!!

  2. KatyBelle says

    I just searched your site yesterday for a “chewy” chocolate chip cookie to bake for school this week. None of your top 5 were the two I ultimately chose! I can’t do the smores, because some Muslims won’t eat marshmallows. I am looking forward to trying MANY of your cookies!


  3. says

    Can’t wait to see your list! This will simplify looking for a good recipe. Of course, I’d love to know what you all time favorite brownie recipe is too.

  4. says

    One Bowl Cocoa brownies and the King Arthur Best-Ever brownies come to mind because they are economical, made with cocoa and aren’t too fudgy or too cakey. But I will need to choose 3 others and that will be difficult.

  5. KatyBelle says

    Thanks! That is one of the recipes I printed! Not sure I will make it for the concession stand…because of the size and they want two to a baggie. I will definitely make them for US. I wish they were finished now πŸ™‚

  6. says

    I can’t wait to see your list! I’d like to know what your favorite sugar cookie recipe is, I haven’t been satisfied with any I have tried!

  7. says

    Jess and Sue, I am glad you two are in agreement with me on the CI cookies.

    I’m still debating whether the Todd English cookie should go in the Top 5. I liked it a lot when I first made it, but now the baking powder is bothering me. It may get bumped by the Lebovitz or New York Times (JT) cookie.

  8. says

    Kerstin, sugar cookie is a difficult category for me because I find most of them kind of boring. I do like Michelle Bommarito’s cookies on a stick and that recipe is a definite Top 5, but the perfect plain sugar cookie will take more thought. Plus, I just haven’t made any in a while.

    I guess the perfect sugar cookie would be a snickerdoodle.

  9. says

    I’m having a rough day with work, and I’d much rather think about cookies. I decided I should go back and come up with the actual names of the cookies I mentioned in my first reply. This is what I meant:
    Apricot Orange Bars
    Big Fat Maple Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
    Masterpiece White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
    Cook’s Illustrated Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I can’t believe that I never left a comment about the Big Fat Maple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies!! They are so good!

    I don’t think I’ve ever made something I didn’t like from your blog. I’ve made things that actually converted me to liking them. The Easy and Good Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are an example.

  10. says

    Kudos to you, I would have a really hard time picking, especially in the ccc category! Besides, I’d have to remake all of them and try them all again just to figure it out! πŸ˜‰

  11. Leigh Ann says

    I have been meaning to share one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes with you, a Betty Crocker recipe.

    I love it because it is SO easy. I have literally mixed it up with just one bowl and a spoon, and I would put the taste and texture of these up against any other (more complicated) recipe I have tried. It is very forgiving. Sometimes my butter is melted, sometimes just soft, etc. and I always halve the recipe because it makes a giant batch.

    I would love to see what you think! Here is the recipe link:

  12. says

    Thanks Anna – I’m definitely going to have to try Michelle Bommarito’s cookies on a stick then! I guess I need to experiment a bit more, I really want a thick sugar cookie with a touch of frosting and sprinkles on top. They’ve been my favorite ever since I was super young picky eater πŸ™‚

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