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Sorry to interrupt the Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolate Giveaway, but I needed to tell you about Erika from Top Chef’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies – the ones that were so good, a judge requested the recipe. Bravo put Erika’s recipe on their website and it’s written the way a normal person might scratch something down on […]


Published on October 1, 2010
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big and Dense Chocolate Chip Cookies


Published on June 23, 2010
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Today’s recipe was inspired by a fabulous baker named Minnie Mouse. Did you know she has her own bakeshop? She does, and she’s hired some capable help. Minnie’s cookies are produced by Selma’s, and I can’t help but wonder if Selma ever imagined Minnie Mouse would be baking her cookies and selling them all over […]


Published on June 14, 2010
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Merry Christmas Eve! I’m making a couple of new holiday desserts and will report back soon, but until then here’s a terrific chocolate chip cookie recipe I discovered while reading my friend’s blog, Cooking for Engineers. This isn’t actually Michael’s recipe, but a fellow named Mark linked to it from the comment section of a Tollhouse […]


Published on December 24, 2009
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Jumbo M&M Chip Cookies

by on October 15, 2009 · 18 comments

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A few weeks ago I posted my favorite thin and crispy M&M cookie — the kind with lots of crinkles and folds and very little chewiness. This cookie, adapted from a Land o’ Lakes recipe, is the opposite. It’s a thick, sturdy dough perfect for holding together loads of M&Ms and chocolate. …


Published on October 15, 2009
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Big Sur Chocolate Chip Cookies

by on August 4, 2009 · 19 comments

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Today’s cookies were inspired by Cakespy, who posted the recipe in a timeline called “Look to the Cookie”.  The recipe, as Jessie the Cakespy notes, is from Maida Heatter who said “she didn’t know of a bigger cookie”.  I’ll bet she does now – especially if she’s stopped by Levain or met up with a […]


Published on August 4, 2009
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Not-Compost Cookies

by on July 12, 2009 · 8 comments


Thanks to my repeated attempts at cloning the world famous compost cookie, this weekend has been one long stomachache. This is as close I got before realizing that a) mine will never be as good as Milk Bar’s so why bother and b) it’s not really a compost cookie if you’re making all the components […]


Published on July 12, 2009
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Chocolate Chip Brownie Pillows

by on June 5, 2009 · 19 comments


Therese sent this one over a couple of days ago after finding it in an ad for the upcoming Southern Living Christmas edition. The cookies are interesting, fun, and big and sturdy enough to be wrapped individually for gift giving.  And by the same token, I think they’d be perfect for bake sales. For the […]


Published on June 5, 2009