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A crunchy chocolate chip cookie made with butter.

If you are a crunchy cookie aficionado, I have a special treat for you today. It’s an easy, butter-only (no shortening) recipe for a thin-to-medium-thickness chocolate chip cookie that is crunchy through and through. Here’s the recipe as I made it, with notes about the flour.   If you have a scale, it’s best to weight […]


Published on May 29, 2008
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Crunchy Almond Cookies

Today’s cookie is quite different from the soft and gooey chocolate chip cookies we’ve been talking about lately. It’s hard and crunchy and the texture stands up to the big chunks of chopped natural almonds which I “toast” in the microwave. You can toast them any way you like or, if you can find them, […]


Published on May 4, 2008
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Big Cookies

Sunday evening, during a retail therapy session at World Market, I found some Guittard Super Chips. It was break-through session! See, I’ve been checking World Market off and on for months looking for these chips, but the World Market near my house never had them. So now they do, and I have another chocolate chip to add […]


Published on April 22, 2008
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Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you like your chocolate chip cookies crunchy, here’s an excellent recipe adapted from The King Arthur Cookie Companion. For best results, weigh your ingredients. As easy as they are to make, even the smallest ratio changes can affect the texture of chocolate chip cookies. Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies — Small Batch   …


Published on April 8, 2008