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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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All-Bran Cereal Box Chocolate Chip Cookies

by on September 22, 2012 · 3 comments

All-Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is adapted from the back of an All-Bran cereal box. It has a little more flour and a little less butter than the usual Toll House recipe, plus it includes 1/2 cup of softened bran which bulks up the cookies and lowers the calorie count ounce per ounce. Not that these are low […]


Published on September 22, 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
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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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Double Chocolate Cookies

Looking for Valentine’s Day ideas, how about chocolate in the form of a gigantic cookie? Like the other Levain copy cats, these are big, fat, and have fudgy soft centers. The ones I tried in New York were very dark and had peanut butter chips and I’ve found this recipe to be very similar — […]


Published on February 10, 2012