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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
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Crunchy Raisin Bran Cookies

by on January 2, 2012 · 9 comments

Raisin Bran Cookies

Hey, I’ve already accomplished a goal for the New Year!  Hold your applause, but I’ve finally put a dent a big box of Raisin Bran that’s about to go stale. I bought it a few months ago to make that old recipe “Six Weeks Muffins”. Unfortunately, nobody around here thought the muffins were anything special, […]

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Published on January 2, 2012
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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

by on December 26, 2011 · 7 comments

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

The post-holiday blahs have zapped my motivation to try anything new, but here’s a fairly old chocolate chip cookie you might have missed or just forgotten about. I baked some this morning and figured they were worth posting, especially since some of you love chocolate chip cookies with crispy edges and soft chewy centers. This […]


Published on December 26, 2011