Drop Cookies (Chocolate Chip Etc.)

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Granola, Cranberry and Chocolate Chippers

I bought a new brand of granola the other day and found it to be too loose, not very crunchy and a little bland.  Not wanting to throw it away, I used 3 cups of it in these cookies and was pretty happy with the results.  They’re puffy, not overly sweet, have a soft center […]

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Published on July 29, 2014
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Amish Sugar Cookies

In honor of National Sugar Cookie Day, here’s an old recipe that I’ve really grown to appreciate over the years. It was given to me by a reader named John, whose version was actually double this.  These are crumbly and light and kind of fall apart when you eat them; but they’re not like shortbread […]

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Published on July 9, 2014
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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

The Fourth of July is around the corner, and I feel bad about not posting something red, white and blue. I guess I piqued with the flag cake. Maybe I’ll make something with red, white and blue sprinkles just to get in the spirit, but for now here’s a good cookie.  These are dense and […]

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Published on July 2, 2014
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Some friends requested a batch of cookies made with white chocolate and macadamia nuts, but I have a lot of recipes and couldn’t decide which version to make. There’s my old favorite version which calls for one egg and 1 3/4 cups flour, and this one one, which is similar but has a second egg […]

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Published on June 27, 2014
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lemon cookies

Today’s cookies resulted from an attempt to use up half a box of lemon flavored instant pudding mix. I made a half batch using the 1.7 oz of remaining pudding mix and liked the cookies so much I went to the store for more lemon pudding mix!  I can’t wait to serve these to my […]

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Published on June 21, 2014
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Caramel Frosted Cookies

by on June 18, 2014 · 7 comments

Caramel Drops

These cookies were inspired by some I saw in a little coffee shop on the North Shore of Chicago. I have no idea what recipe they used, but the cookies were puffy, covered with caramel frosting, and had a drizzle of chocolate.    I created my own version yesterday morning, and the family gave them […]

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Published on June 18, 2014
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Oatella Cookies From Food and Wine

by on June 16, 2014 · 3 comments

Oatella Cookies

Today’s cookies are from my favorite issue of Food & Wine Magazine, the “Best New Chefs” issue – July 2014. I’m only familiar with Paul Qui, but I enjoyed reading about the others and like to pretend I will someday eat at their restaurants. Until then, there are cookies! These were created by Dagmara Kokonas […]

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Published on June 16, 2014
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Totonac's Vanilla

The Buttery Snickerdoodle Recipe from the back of the King Arthur Bread Flour bag has been calling my name ever since I pulled it out to make pizza dough. I love how bread flour improves the texture of certain baked goods. Alton Brown uses it in his famous chocolate chip cookies, Cook’s Illustrated recommends …

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Published on June 4, 2014