Bonus Recipe: Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipes / August 30, 2018

There are three different types of chocolate chip recipes in the Martha Stewart’s Cookies cookbook: Thin and Crisp, Cakey, and the recipe below. I really do not like crisp chocolate chip cookies, and I’m not sure about cakey. So these seemed like my best bet. Luckily, I guessed right, because these are excellent cookies. My son, who has never baked cookies, made these with some friends the other day because they had already eaten the batch that I made. Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour and baking soda in medium bowl. Put butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add salt, vanilla, and eggs; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Mix in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing…

Mini Black-and-White Cookies
Recipes / August 29, 2018

I decided to make these black and white cookies, because of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry buys this type of cookie at a bakery and says for racial harmony we “Should look to the cookie!” I have never eaten a real, New York City black and white cookie, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect.  I have to say this version of black and white cookies did not impress. Mini Black-and White Cookies For the cookies: 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk For the icing: 2 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon light corn syrup 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon water, plus more if needed 1 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. To make cookies, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Put butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add granulated sugar; mix until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture in…

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