The cookbook equivalent of clickbait — cookbait maybe? — is in those enticing cookbook names and mouthwatering photos. You probably know the disappointment that comes when you buy the book, make a recipe and it’s only meh, if not a downright failure.But there’s good news, almost too good (stick with me here), about this recipe from Chrissy Teigen’s “Cravings: Hungry for More.” It delivers, and then some.Flipping through the book, it was love at first sight when I came across these skillet peanut butter chocolate chip blondies. I knew this was something I had to make. You might even say I craved it. When I baked it and served it to my colleagues, we devoured it. We went back for seconds, plus little furtive bites and crumbs. You might say we were hungry for more, almost to the detriment of sensible eating.My advice: Make sure you have enough people on hand so you can’t keep going back for more helpings. (The books suggests 10 to 12 … [Read more...] about Chrissy Teigen’s peanut butter-chocolate chip blondies are warm, gooey bliss
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During our live cookie-baking chat earlier today, someone chimed in asking for a great recipe for the classic Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie. Here's the one I use. It's from "A Baker's Field Guide to Christmas Cookies" by Dede Wilson (Harvard Common Press, $14.95), an extremely useful source for all things regarding classic Christmas cookies. Is this a part of your Christmas cookie baking arsenal? If it isn't, it should be. Here's why the book is the one I find myself turning to above all others come December: Each recipe has a photo, and isn't it helpful to have a visual target? The recipes themselves are logically written and are packed full of important details. Wilson promotes the use of premium ingredients; for example, I often see this recipe made with dreaded shortening, but she's a butter proponent, through and through, and when she bakes with peanut butter, she sticks to the natural stuff, no hydrogenated-for-long-shelf-life junk for her. The result? A cookie with a … [Read more...] about Holiday baking: Peanut Butter Blossom cookies
Taylor Seely USA TODAY Published 5:44 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 Praise be! The kids can finally eat the cookies. In a major win for people with allergies everywhere, Nestlé Toll House unveiled a new three-ingredient chocolate chip free of the eight major food allergens. The company's kicking peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish to the curb for this new product. Instead, it's making the morsels with "cocoa butter, pure cane sugar and 100% real chocolate," according to Nestlé Toll House. The "Simply Delicious" chocolate chips will be available for purchase in most stores starting June. Offered in semi-sweet and dark chocolate, the new line will sell at about $5. You'll be able to easily identify the bag by looking for a teal banner splayed across the packaging, a color widely recognized as a symbol for allergen-free foods. “Simply Delicious Morsels are a great option for bakers who … [Read more...] about Nestlé Toll House unveils allergen-free chocolate chips made with only 3 ingredients
The classic Girl Scott Tagalong cookie gets a DIY remake in Siri Daly's new book, "Siriously Delicious." (Courtesy Caitlin Bensel) TODAY show food contributor and food blogger Siri Daly has a new book out. Dubbed "Siriously Delicious," it's a deliciously family-friendly take on home cooking. (Courtesy Ellen Silverman) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Siri Daly's new book, "Siriously Delicious" (Oxmoor House) Show Caption of Expand By Special to the Mercury News | May 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm Makes 36 Ingredients: COOKIES 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄8 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon table saltPEANUT BUTTER FILLING: 3⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of table salt CHOCOLATE COATING: 6 ounces milk chocolate baking bar, chopped 6 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate … [Read more...] about Make your own Girl Scout Tagalong cookies
Features By Genny Wright-Hailey Special to West Hawaii Today | Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story If National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day was on a ballot initiative, would anyone NOT vote for it? Perhaps the guilt-ridden, no-willpower citizens among us would dissent or abstain, unless they could be convinced that CCCs need not be sugary little fat bundles of temptation. Well, apparently somehow, somewhere, today was declared to be National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, and I am here to make it easier for everyone to celebrate with a trio of recipes to please the naysayers. Before you bake, here’s a good tip from Christopher Kimball, the founder and editor of Cook’s Illustrated magazine: Use parchment paper to bake cookies on (whether or not you grease the cookie sheets) which will prevent the bottoms from burning and allow the dough to spread more evenly. When cookies are done, remove the parchment paper with the cookies still on it, to a … [Read more...] about Healthy chocolate chip cookies?