Remember those big-as-your-face, tender-crumbly, buttery sweet bakery cookies studded with chocolate chips? This recipe gets pretty close. Feel free to substitute sprinkles (or jimmies) or colored sugar for the chips. Adapted from http://bit.ly/1bN476p by Yvonne Ruperti
This is a classic New York treat, found in just about every bakery in the city. The cookie is flavored with lemon and vanilla, and the cookies are glazed with half-white and half-chocolate icing, which dries to a slightly hard finish. If you do not have cake flour, you can use 7/8 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tbsp cornstarch for each cup of cake flour. This recipe is adapted from the America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book by Caroline Russock at Serious Eats. http://bit.ly/6aToYv
These wholesome bars are just like Starbucks blueberry squares (if not better!) My favorite thing about this recipe is the oatmeal base/crumble topping. It is so versatile and makes enough for a generous amount on the top and bottom because c'mon... isn't that everyone's favorite part?!
I use this same oatmeal crust recipe with a multitude of different fillings, including swapping strawberries for the blueberries.
A moist-inside, crackly-outside brown sugar cookie. With loads of brown sugar, butter and vanilla, these could also be called "butterscotch cookies." They're quick to make, and do not require a mixer. From ATK 2008.
This is an adopted recipe. I did a bit of Googling and learned that it is a Polish cookie! The spelling should be 'bugija' and it means "liar's cookies" as in "Have you been eating the cookies?" "No! Honest, I haven't." "Then what is all that powdered sugar doing on your chest?" Bugia, or liar's cookies, leave a telltale trail.
Nifty, huh? Enjoy!
I don't really like pecans, so I substituted my favorite nut, cashews. Adapted from a recipe at Brown-Eyed Baker (http://bit.ly/drIKuy), but she adapted hers from Martha Stewart Everyday Food, Apr 2009.
That's right folks, the Jimmy Buffett fan in me is sharing a "Buffett-inspired" recipe to get into the "swing of things" and gear up for tailgating season. Also lots of fun for kids' snacks or barbecues. I saw this in a little shop in Estes Park, CO and tried out some things to make a "copy" when I got home.
Adapted from the _American Country Inn Bed and Breakfast Cookbook Vol 2_, as printed at A Piece Of Cake. She says "It's basically an entire pan of the crisp, brown-buttery, sugary edges of the very best chocolate chip cookie." http://bit.ly/stfDF
From an article: Quest for the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie found here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/dining/09chip.html?_r=1&ref=dining&oref=slogin I've made these twice since the article was published a week ago. These cookies are awesome. I couldn't find the chocolate ovals at whole foods, so I just used bittersweet chocolate chips and they were great! I thought the salt on top would be weird but I tried it both ways and liked it better with the salt. Go figure!!