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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
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Big Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by on February 9, 2012 · 19 comments

Giant Oatmeal Raisin

For Teacher Appreciation week, I wanted an oatmeal cookie to go along with the giant Levain bakery chocolate chip copycat. Pin It This was the result. Like the chocolate chip variety, they baked up very tall and fat and have a kind of a doughy and soft center. That type center plays well in chocolate […]


Published on February 9, 2012
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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Food TV Magazine

If you’re a Food Network Magazine fan, be on the lookout for the March issue. Mine arrived in the mail yesterday, and while I was not surprised to see that the focus for February was chocolate, my expectations were exceeded given the choice of recipes. They included a lot of very doable chocolate …


Published on February 5, 2012
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More Levain Cookie Clones

by on January 17, 2012 · 30 comments

Levain Clone Better

Having made many, many variations on this cookie over the years, the recipe that I’ve found comes closest is this one. Here’s a photo of the copy cat. And here’s a photo of an actual Levain cookie, which is scraggly and quite brown. The copy cat version is a spin-off of Lisa’s original version from […]


Published on January 17, 2012