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December 27th, 2022
Spice up your holiday cookies
can they be dunked?
My husband occasionally likes to have an iced cold glass a milk and dunk several cookies for a snack. There aren’t many varieties that can be dunked in milk besides chocolate chip, oatmeal or sugar cookies. Biscotti are great for dunking in hot beverages, but not necessarily milk. Is there another cookie out there that can be dunked?
anyone for a brownie cookie
Although my go to cookie is a chocolate sugar cookie, my husband prefers something else. I’ve tried numerous versions of chocolate chip, but this time I opted for Brown Butter Brownie Cookies. The recipe is by New York food stylist, Jesse Szewcyk and was found on the website “Vanilla Bean Blog.”
For the recipe you’ll need bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips, unsalted butter, eggs, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, instant espresso powder (optional), baking powder, kosher salt and flaky sea salt (optional).
Sunday round up
a classic with a twist
I bake a batch, sometimes two, of cookies every week. My husband’s tolerance for sugar and chocolate has changed over the past few years. He now finds Toll House Chocolate Chips too sweet for his taste. So last week, I made him Amy’s Oh So Very Best Cookies which are oatmeal cookies minus the chocolate chips in the recipe.
The Sunday New York Times of February 20, 2022 included the supplement “Brilliant Baking.” After leafing through it, I found some marvelous recipes that I wanted to try. The first of these was Chewy Earl Grey Sugar Cookies by Yossy Arefi. Ms. Arefi is a contributor to The New York Times Cooking section. She is also photographer and baker with a website called Apt. 2B Baking Co. As luck would have it I happened to have some loose Earl Grey tea in the house. This recipe came at the perfect time as I need a small hostess gift to bring to a friend’s house for dinner.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.