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Chocolate Chip Cookie Molina

I forgot to post this on May 15, which I’m sure all of you know was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, so here it is. Aside from being a good cookie recipe, it’s an excuse to tell you about a brand of vanilla I recently bought called Molina. My favorite Mexican vanilla of all time […]


Published on May 18, 2014
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Macadamia Kiss Cookie

Today’s cookies were baked in honor of our friend Stephanie, who went to Hawaii and brought us back a giant bag of Macadamia Nut Hershey’s Kisses.  Did you even know that such a Kiss existed?  I had no idea, but from what I’ve read you can purchase them in Hawaii and in a few select […]


Published on April 8, 2013
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Epicurious Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by on January 17, 2013 · 14 comments

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This is the type of day where I most definitely should not have sweet and salty treats in the house, but I couldn’t resist! These Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookie were at the top of the Epicurious popularity box, and given the photo and reviews, I had to bake them.   Plus I was interested in […]


Published on January 17, 2013
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday I made our neighbors a batch of cookies as a thank you gift for helping me take care of a lost dog on Thanksgiving. I’d planned on chocolate chip, but wanted to do something a little more special, and made a version with buttery toasted nuts and coconut. Perfect timing! Because later that day […]


Published on November 27, 2012
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Jumbo Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by on November 7, 2012 · 7 comments


I’ve been trying to perfect this cookie for the past week and finally got it right.  At the end of the day, it’s just a chocolate chip cookie, but I think it’s a really good chocolate chip cookie and a little different. The cookie that inspired this one was from Kim Boyce’s book, Good to […]


Published on November 7, 2012
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giant cookie

I’m still on a giant cookie kick, and since I already posted a 9-inch round pumpkin and double chocolate cookie, here’s a large, perfect-for-decorating, chocolate chip. So far, the key to baking these large, easy-to-slice cookies has been using a low heat (300F) and baking for 30 to 35 minutes. This one bowl recipe gives […]


Published on October 10, 2012
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Not-The-Neiman-Marcus Cookie

by on September 19, 2012 · 7 comments

Not the Neiman Marcus Cookie

Too bad the deadline for the Nestle Toll House Tales contest has passed, because I finally came up with a cookie and story. I was going to write that this cookie was inspired by a recipe I received years ago from a waitress in the Neiman Marcus tea room — a recipe I unknowingly paid […]


Published on September 19, 2012
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Saucepan Chocolate Chip & M&Ms Cookies

by on August 20, 2012 · 16 comments

cookies on a cooling rack

This week I needed cookies big enough to wrap individually and give as gifts.  Rather than use one of my old favorites, I tried a new one.  It’s definitely going on my “Favorites” list. Originally from The Weekend Baker: Irresistible Recipes, Simple Techniques, and Stress-Free Strategies for Busy People, this recipe is special because it’s […]


Published on August 20, 2012