Cookiefinity-Triple Play (Triple Oatmeal Cookies from BraveTart)

This month’s Food52 Baking Book Club features Stella Park’s BraveTart.  You may remember I previously blogged about her delicious Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies and the debacle of using the printed version in People magazine.  BIG MISTAKE. About a month ago, Omnivore Books hosted Ms.Parks, being a cookbook junkie, I jumped in my car and…

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Lemon Cookie Very Pretty & The Cookie Is So Sweet (Blueberry-Lemon Shortbread)

Blueberry-Lemon Shortbread from Miranda Couse’s  Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook is a winner.  These cookies remind me of my favorite scones which have dried blueberries and lemon zest in them. As soon as I spied the recipe I knew I had to try it. The cookies are made with powdered sugar which helps to create a tender cookie….

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A Tale of Two Cookbooks (Coffee Cheesecake Swirled Brownies)

For those familiar with Food52 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks, I received two cookbooks this past week that made me feel like one of the judges for the tourney.  In a nutshell, The Piglet is like March Madness, sixteen cookbooks go head to head, winner goes on, loser goes home. Judges are selected by Food52 staff…

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If You Bake It, They Will Come (Corn Cookies from Momofuku)

Two cookies have shown up in photos in previous posts that have never been given their just due, Christina Tosi’s Corn Cookies and Brown Butter Salted Rice Krispy Treats from Smitten Kitchen. After trying a couple of new cookie recipes that were not up to snuff I decided to make one of these tried and…

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A Cautionary Tale with a Sweet Ending (Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies)

I can’t resist perusing the racks at airport bookstores.  Even though I always carry an Ipad, book or magazine, I still stop and browse. While waiting for my flight to Nashville I flipped through a copy of People Magazine that at the end had an interview with Stella Parks of Serious Eats.  Her recently published…

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emBOSSed Grahams

I love graham crackers and recently shared the recipe to make homemade grammies .  Easy and infinitely better than the blue box of cookies that shall not be named.  Well, I got my embossed rolling pin. Check out my fancy schmancy graham crackers.  Takes these bad boys to a whole new level. I found embossed…

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Variation on a Thumbprint: A Cheesy Favorite

I wonder who came up with thumbprint cookies?  Was it intentional or a happy accident?  A baker grabbing a cookie sheet only to find she (he) had inadvertently stuck her thumbs in the cookies and thought, well heck might as well fill it with some jam.  And the rest is history as they say.  I actually googled…

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Weekend Warrior-Weekend Baker (Toasted Almond Cookies)

My New Year’s resolution every year is to make a concerted effort to try recipes out of the gazillions of cookbooks I own.  I generally cook or bake from only a handful of books I have, my go-tos.  One of my favorite blogs, Ipso Fatto, also collects cookbooks the difference being she actually uses hers.  Lucky for me we seem to have…

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Everything Is Better With Sprinkles

Is anyone else feeling like me?  Where did the year go? I can’t believe it’s almost summer!   My kids are in the homestretch at school and finals are just around the corner.  We just dropped their care packages off at the post office, nothing like some sugar and munchies for those late night study sessions….

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Not Your Mama’s Graham Crackers

For as long as I can remember, I have loved graham crackers.  I can still picture myself as a kindergartener fidgeting in my chair, hands clasped on my lap (trying to look angelic of course), waiting for snack time, a carton of milk and graham crackers.  I was a dipper, I would break my cracker in half, dip…

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Let’s Get Ready to Crumble! (Cranberry Apricot Oatmeal Cookies)

There is this wonderful bookstore in the City (San Francisco for all you out of towners) called Omnivore. It is a tiny tiny storefront in the middle of a residential neighborhood (parking sucks) close to Delores Park that has become the mecca for cookbook lovers and foodies.  Their schedule of speakers is literally the A…

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Got Dough? (Tasties)

In life there are two sides to everything.  The yin and yang of the universe.  There are those that twist their Oreos apart, lick the frosting off the cookie and then eat each cookie (seems kind of silly to me) versus those that absolutely never take Oreos apart but eat the cookie and frosting together….

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