This recipe is by far the best oatmeal cookie I've ever tasted. The only changes I made in her recipe was to add a teaspoon of cinnamon just because we like cinnamon. Craisins can be used in place of raisins. Prep time includes resting time.
These cookies will make your mouth sing! If you love the flavor thar toasted nuts have, you will love these cookies. They are not a doctored up oatmeal cookie, but like a really good energy bar/cookie. These have been adapted from a bakery called "Tutti's" in Montecito, CA.
From the Dec 2008 / Jan 2009 Fine Cooking magazine. Prep time includes chill time for dough. Cookie has a delicate, almost shortbread texture with the hint of mint in the filling balancing the richness of the chocolate.
An old classic, especially great for kids (to make and eat!). Definitely supervise children when melting the butter, sugar and honey in the saucepan though...when I first made this when I was a kid I was cooking by myself and set the saucepan on fire, I then ran away because I was scared! The importance of supervision! The peanuts are optional, and can easily be left out if they're for birthday parties, etc, where nut allergies may be present.
My take on Giada De Laurentiis' recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti. Delicious cookies that are guaranteed to have people asking "What's in here?" These cookies where my first foray into baking, and they were very easy for a beginner. My family, who knows my cooking inabilities, thought they were slice and bake!
Suggestion: I use a Silpat silicon baking sheet on my cookie sheet. It keeps the bottoms from getting too done.
Look to the cookie.
These cake-style cookies are a staple in New York City. Growing up we used to buy these all the time and you can still get them in every bake-shop in the city. They were made famous to the rest of the world by an episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Dinner Party". They are more like small cakes than crunchy or chewy cookies, and should be roughly the size of the palm of your hand, if not, bigger. These are great for taking to a potluck, or if you've got a wayward New Yorker around.