Cookies, Desserts

Anzac Biscuits

Makes about 3 dozen cookies A popular treat in Australia and New Zealand, this is one hearty, chewy cookie. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut Pinch salt 6 oz (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 tablespoon honey […]


Black and White Cookies

Make about 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Vanilla Glaze Ingredients 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons […]


Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes 45 cookies Make these cookies super-size to take on picnics or serve at kids parties, or miniaturize them to include as part of a cookie plate to serve at a tea or reception. Ingredients 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 […]

Cookies, Family Fun

Cinnamon Bun Cookies

Makes 4 dozen cookies Cookie Dough Ingredients 1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 egg 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour Cinnamon Smear Ingredients 5 tablespoons plus 2 […]

Chef's Blog, Chef's Notes Plus

Common Baking Problems and What They Mean

Even the best-tested recipe can have flaws. After all, we don’t all like our cookies, cakes, or pies exactly the same. Someone’s perfect chocolate chip cookie might be too crisp for you, or too chewy for someone else. The beauty of at-home baking is that you are in charge of […]

Family Fun

Decorating Holiday Cookies

Decorating cookies is fun any time of the year, but ‘tis the season for extra special treats to share with your friends and family! Whether you bring them as a gift to your teachers or to grandma’s house, there are so many easy ways to dress up your favorite cookies […]