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Thick Granola Cookie

In case one recipe wasn’t enough, here’s another granola cookie. The first one was chewy and what I’d call of average thickness, but this one is really thick and puffy. Also, instead of being dense and chewy, the center is crumbly. With less butter and egg, the base is not quite as rich as the […]


Published on June 7, 2012
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Cookies Made with Ground Granola

by on June 5, 2012 · 10 comments

chocolate chip cookie with ground granola

We had a surplus of granola, so I decided to see what would happen if I ground it in the food processor and put it in chocolate chip cookies. Using the old urban legend cookie where ground oats stand in for some of the flour, I swapped the oats for granola. The result was a […]


Published on June 5, 2012
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Thick Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

by on March 25, 2012 · 12 comments

thick chocolate chip cookies with toffee

In honor of the fact Mad Men starts tonight, I’ll probably bake something with whiskey. Until I figure out what, here’s a great chocolate chip cookie recipe from yesterday. I can’t wait to eat one again today! These cookies are thick, bumpy, chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside and made with a not-too-rich […]


Published on March 25, 2012
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chocolate chip cookies with brown sugar

I had the urge to bake cookies for my hair dresser this morning, but at the last minute I discovered I was out of granulated sugar. What to do? Use all brown sugar. I hadn’t made these cookies in a long time, but the dough was so perfect and the cookies so handsome I had […]


Published on May 5, 2011
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Harry's Roadhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie

This chocolate chunk cookie was recommended by a friend who loves the desserts at Harry’s Roadhouse in Santa Fe. While Harry’s coconut cream pie is her favorite, she pointed me towards their recipe for Chocolate Chunk Cookies.


Published on March 4, 2011
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Joanne Chang’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

by on January 24, 2011 · 41 comments

chocolate chip cookies

This week I posted a link to an article in The Atlantic. I guess a lot of people read The Atlantic because after I posted that one, a few people mentioned another baking article in that magazine – an article with an outstanding chocolate chip cookie recipe! I made the dough Saturday night and baked a batch Sunday morning.

This recipe is from pastry chef Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery in Boston, and in the article she tells how she came up with it. It evolved from the Toll House recipe, but Joanne Chang uses part bread flour, adds a combination of milk chocolate and the best semi-sweet chocolate available, lets the dough rest and scoops it out by quarter cups so the cookies are nice and big.


Published on January 24, 2011
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Add-Ins and Cookie Spread

by on November 1, 2010 · 17 comments

Cookie Dough

This weekend I made Eric’s Chocolate Chip Cookies from Top Chef Just Desserts.  They were incredible! Here are a few more notes for those of you planning on making the cookies.  I  got the best results when I made the cookies with chilled dough, used chocolate that wasn’t too smooth or easy-melting, and baked the dough on […]


Published on November 1, 2010
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Chocolate Chip Cookie

Top Chef Just Desserts Chocolate Chip Cookies by Eric


Published on October 30, 2010