Just a Dozen

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Double Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Today’s cookie is one I thought up on my morning walk. My mom was coming for a visit, and I wanted to treat her to something special, yet a little more nutritious since she’s been working so hard at her diet. For a while I worried about being a diet wrecker, and at one point […]


Published on June 28, 2012
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I was surprised, but not unpleasantly so, to see that all the dessert category finalists in the Cooking Light Ultimate Cook-Off were cookies. There was a Mexican Shortbread, a Caramel Apple Oatmeal, and Heart Smart Chocolate Cherry Cookies, which won. I had all the ingredients on hand, so I made a quick half-batch yesterday to share […]


Published on January 7, 2010
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broken cookie

Today’s cookies are from the LA Times Culinary SOS, a section that devotes itself to helping readers track down recipes from restaurants. In this case, a reader named Meaghan wrote SOS asking them to obtain the recipe for chocolate cookies made by Milk. SOS told her to get her napkin ready because they’d …


Published on January 21, 2009
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Big Flat Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Happy Labor Day! Time to put away all your white tennis shoes. Or is it all your white clothing? I forgot what the rule was, but I know it involves some sort of clothing restriction that always kind of irritated me even though I don’t wear a lot of white clothing. Labor Day’s not about […]


Published on September 1, 2008
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Small Batch Hermit Bars

by on July 10, 2008 · 18 comments

Hermit Bars

The second cookie of the day doesn’t call for a long chill time, so if you are just starting in on the New York Times cookies, you can make a batch of these in the interim. This recipe is adapted from one I clipped out of a Reiman Publications magazine. I believe it was Cooking […]


Published on July 10, 2008
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Chocolate Chip Cookie

The second recipe of the day is adapted from Amanda Hesser’s book Cooking for Mr. Latte. It’s a big cookie, soft with crispy edges, and packed with pecans and chocolate. The original recipe is 3 x this one and uses less salt. My cook times were slightly different than Amanda’s, but that’s not a big […]


Published on June 13, 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
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giant chocolate cookies

This is from Su Good Sweets. Using Jessica’s as a guide, I measured and weighed ingredients as I went along and came up with volume amounts that are slightly different than Jessica’s. They worked for me, so I’d use them again. This is a small batch version, but should double easily if you find you […]


Published on April 1, 2008