Is there an unsaid rule that bar cookies have to be heavy and gooey? Two weeks ago, we picked up a cup of coffee on our way to the park so that the little monkey could continue his path of destruction outside our apartment, and I fell for something in the bakery case called peach shortbread, cut into bars. But instead of being thick and intense, it was delicate, light and barely sweet — a thin layer of shortbread, even thinner slices of peach and the faintest sprinkling of streusel on top.
I’m on this new kick. It started at work, and now I can’t stop doing it at home. It’s a fairly laborious task, one that will surely make me and my friends fat, but I just can’t stop making puff dough.
Red Velvet Cupcakes At one point during the planning process for our wedding (very early), I was actually considering trying to put together a team of friends to cook the entire meal for the wedding. I very quickly realized that that was just too much to do on my own wedding day.
Home >> Recipes Juicy traditional French apple tart from Normandy. Here is one of the four official versions of the Tarte Normande, a legendary apple pie from Normandy in France.
This recipe evolved from David Lebovitz's ginger cake, a recipe that I found way back in the day in his first book, Room For Dessert . It appears again in his most recent book, Ready For Dessert , which is much easier to get your hands on, in case you don't have one or all of his books like we do. Anyway the fresh ginger cake has been a favorite for years. I never messed with it because it was so good.
In my mind, there is a minimum level of quality that a homemade chocolate chip cookie should at least meet. Because the recipe is so widely available, there really isn't an excuse (unless you are experimenting in an attempt to develop a better recipe) for anyone to make a chocolate chip cookie that is worse than the Nestlé® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookie. The recipe is printed on the back of virtually ever bag of the most popular chocolate chips in the world - the Nestlé Toll House Morsels. If you've never made a batch of chocolate chip cookies based on Nestlé's Toll House recipe, then you should definitely give it a try. According to Nestlé, the Toll House recipe originated with Ruth Wakefield who, along with her husband, operated the a lodge in New England called the Toll House Inn. Sometime in the early 1930's, Ruth was preparing cookies for her guests when she chopped up a bar of Nestlé Semi-Sweet chocolate and added it to the dough.
Four months ago, I tested a new (to me) recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies and found them to be cakey, bland, and not well received by my coworkers. In that article, I alluded to "my normal recipe" but did not elaborate on what that recipe was. Well, here's how I make Peanut Butter Cookies. The ingredients are very similar to the Joy of Cooking recipe, but the proportions are quite different with more sugar and more peanut butter. To make about two dozen cookies, start with 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup unsalted butter. This time around I chose to use Skippy brand peanut butter.
Choc Chip Cookies with minimal mess or washing up Difficulty and servings Makes 30 cookies Preparation and cooking times plus optional hour in the fridge
vvvanessa says: I love linzer cookies but also love a good shortcut. These pretty cookies are a good substitute; they have an easy shortbread base but a big wow-factor, which allows me to impress without a ton of effort. Use a thick, quality jam or preserve but not jelly, which is too runny-- my favorites are plum or raspberry jam.