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Looking for the Chocolatiest Chocolate Cookies? Look No Further

chocolate crinkle cookies

Fellow dark chocolate lovers, these cookies are for you. If you’re more a fan of mild, creamy milk chocolate, stop right here; you’ll probably hate these. But if you’re like me and can’t get enough deep, rich, bittersweet dark chocolate, you’ll want to always have a batch of these cookies on hand. Continue reading

My 2011 Christmas Cookie List

2011 Christmas Cookies

As I mentioned last year, I make a lot of biscotti around the holidays. This year’s biscotti gifts have been baked, wrapped, and mailed. But when it came time to make my own stash of Christmas cookies, I decided to branch out a little.

For me, 2011 is the year of the shortbread. My mother has always loved short-style cookies (So we’re on the same page, “short” cookies are those that use butter and flour but no eggs.), but as a kid I perpetually turned my nose up at them. I preferred sugar cookies, bar cookies with lots of chocolate, anything chewy, gooey, and delicious. A drier, crispier shortbread was never what I was looking for.

But now that my taste buds and I have both grown up, I’ve finally awoken to the appeal of shortbreads. And now I think they’re a perfect holiday cookie. Buttery and decadent yet light and crisp, they’re the ideal partner for a hot beverage on any occasion this time of year. Continue reading

Recipe Trend: My Attempt at These Cookies Would Never Result in World Peace

World Peace Cookies

For something theoretically so good so as to supposedly result in world peace, frankly I expected these cookies to be better. I’ve come to the final entry on Saveur’s recipe trends list, world peace cookies, hoping the list would end on a high note, but it left me a little disappointed. Continue reading

Recipe Trend: Are 36-Hour Chocolate Chip Cookies Worth the Wait?

36-hour chocolate chip cookies

Yes. Yes they are.

Recipe #7 on Saveur’s recipe trends list, 36-hour chocolate chip cookies, is an exercise in patience. But since good things come to those who wait and all that, these cookies reward you for your willpower.

Remember when I said that whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies might be the answer to my quest for the perfect cookie? Yep, I was wrong. I don’t think the most perfect bakery specimen could top 36-hour chocolate chip cookies. Continue reading

Recipe Trend: Deceptively Delicious Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies

No, I’m not trying to push health food on you. These cookies are anything but. Recipe #2 on the Savour recipe trend list, this was probably the recipe I was most looking forward to trying. Food bloggers touted their surprisingly nutty flavor, and many claimed it was the best chocolate chip cookie they’ve ever tasted. This was now their go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies, they said. With press like that, how can you not be intrigued?

Yes, the only flour they contain is whole wheat (many other baked-goods recipes that incorporate whole-wheat flour usually only replace about 25% or so of the white flour with whole wheat). But that’s not necessarily to make them healthy. Look, you’re still putting in a cup of butter and two cups of sugar, not to mention eight ounces of chocolate, although it is the healthier dark chocolate. Face it, these cookies are more decadent than healthy any day. Continue reading