Black and White Cookies

I really, really, really like it when I let Six pick the recipe. He invariably picks cookies. What a smart boy. I thought these were going to be hard and they weren’t but that is because we didn’t make the two-tone glaze. As we were making the glaze, I told Six that the cookies had half vanilla and half chocolate frosting.

He just looked at me for a few seconds then said, “No.” Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Six decided he wanted to learn how to make chocolate chip cookies. I love having kids, they come up with the best ideas! Breaking with using only Contessa Garten’s recipes, we will be using the classic Toll House cookie recipe. I have made it a million times. Familiarity with a recipe will help me deal gently with having Six in the kitchen. Read more

cherry pistachio biscotti recipe challenge

Cherry Pistachio Biscotti

As I write this, Felicia and I are eating these for a late breakfast in our hotel room. We are back to traveling for Persistiny. We gave up our office space. More on that later. These cherry pistachio biscotti are easy to make and delicious. The only thing to remember is to make sure that when you slice them they are only an inch thick or else they don’t cook evenly. Read more

Georgia's mysterious oatmeal applesauce cookies

Georgia’s Mysterious Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

These cookies are one of the few things my mom taught me how to bake. They are weird. They can not be doubled, in that you can’t double up the ingredients and come out with twice as many cookies. What you get is a mess. I don’t know why. I guess I could ask Alton Brown, he would know. How does one go about asking Alton Brown a question? Read more

Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies are not pretty, but boy are they delicious.  My younger son vociferously objected to the dried cranberries, so I made the cookies as directed up until adding the cranberries.  I scooped out half a dozen cookies without cranberries then put in the cranberries and finished the recipe as directed. Read more