36-Hour Chocolate Chip Cookies & Threadless Giveaway!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies. Milk. Afternoon showers. Looking at the shoreline through the window. That was just the medicine needed the other day. Even if just for the enticing aroma of warm chocolate wafting through the house. I did not know the power of chocolate chip cookies until I moved to the US though. We don't really do those back home. We have eclairs, macarons, financiers. These I knew as my pick up-feel better-never let me down treats. Until I met B.

Turns out I married a chocolate chip cookie monster. It does not matter which kind comes out of the oven, a tray usually disappears in its entirety as soon as the cookies are cool enough to handle. And before I am done with the batch I can pretty much start over. His favorites are hands down chocolate chip cookies and I think I have baked 100 different recipes so far. Always in search of the next best one.

I must say, after years of marriage and oodles of batches behind me that I get it. the French have their baguette and chocolate bar as a snack, here it's cookies and milk....and I love that too. Unlike B. I am good after a couple of cookies but I had to find a gluten free recipe now and one that he would not even blink twice about trying. And liking.

Cookies & Milk

I really had not particularly trying to find one until the good folks at Threadless contacted me about a promo they were doing. I have a personal rule not to do product review here, mostly because I hate to commit to a deadline for one when work is already full of deadlines as it is. But it's Threadless tees...I love them. I bought my first one four years ago and probably bought over a dozen for friends and family since then. They are awesome. Different, fun and they promote artists and individual talent.

Before I agreed I checked the selection they wanted to promote, trying to tie it in somehow with this blog and give you something back at the same time in the form of a new recipe. You can guess I fell in love with the Cookie Loves Milk design. And I had the perfect reason to search for that gluten free chocolate chip recipe my repertoire was missing.

I picked the most reliable gluten free source I know, my friend Shauna from Gluten Free Girl and The Chef. I know the extent with which her recipes are developed and the love she puts in making them for us around. If you doubt it, watch this video trailer for their upcoming cookbook. See what I mean? I picked her cookie recipe in the Blog Aid cookbook we both participated in to raise funds for the Haiti this past winter. Tons of your favorite bloggers contributed pictures and recipes! And dorky as I am, I baked in my brand new Cookie Loves Milk tee....

Milk

You know what I love about that tee-shirt? It brings a smile on everyone's face. Even the cranky bank teller giggled. Five seconds of giggles in your day and you have already done a great deal for your inner self. Smiling. The good for the soul kind of workout. Something I am definitely happy to promote and stand behind. Not to mention that this tee is so comfortable to wear I almost went to bed with it..eheheh! The flip-flops that came along? Just what I needed for the beach...

But that's not all... Threadless has nicely offered to giveaway a "Cookie Loves Milk" tee shirt to one lucky reader of this blog (they unfortunately ran out of flip-flops) and I am am adding a copy of the Blog Aid - Recipes For Haiti cookbook where the following recipe comes from. To enter:
- leave a comment on this post (why not tell me your favorite cookie?) between today Wednesday August 11th and Sunday August 15th, midnight eastern US time.
- one entry per person, duplicates will not be published
- no anonymous entry. Sign Zorro or Bambi if you must...

Threadless Tee


36-hour Chocolate Chip Cookies - originally adapted from David Leite from Leite's Culinaria, now adapted from Shauna's version.

Note: Read more about why 36 hours in the fridge makes them better here.

1 cup sorghum flour
1 cup corn starch (you can sub tapioca starch)
1 cup potato starch
1 cup millet flour
1 tablespoon xanthan gum
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup plus granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
Sea salt

In a large bowl, whisk together each of the flours and "starches" along with the xanthan gum, baking soda and baking powder.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and the sugars on medium speed for a couple of minutes. then mix for 1 minute more. Don’t overmix. the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well in between each addition and scraping the sides and bottom of your mixer bowl if necessary. Add the vanilla extract and beat an extra 30 seconds.

Add the flour mixture into the batter, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing just until the dry ingredients are coming together. Add the chocolate and mix briefly to incorporate.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 36 hours.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F, position a rack in the middle of the oven and line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.
Scoop your preferred size of dough balls onto your baking sheet, 2 inches apart from each other. Sprinkle the tops with the sea salt.

Bake the cookies about 12-15 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies or until golden brown. Let cool the cookies 10 minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to cooling racks.

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-broken angel- said...

macadamia and white chocolate cookies! <3

notyet100 said...

ummm coconut cookies are my favourite,,,tshirt looks too cool...:-)

jacqui said...

Hands down, chocolate chip is my favorite cookie. And I love them in all their many forms and recipes!

Suzie said...

My favorite cookie? Easily Chocolate Chip!

Angie said...

I loooove macadamia based biscuits. Although those Anna's ginger thins are ridiculously delicious too. Oh, I'll take any biscuits, actually.

Mmm...

Catherine said...

New favourite cookie: ANZAC biscuits, a New Zealand specialty, and low on flour because they are mostly coconut and rolled oats. They'd probably adapt well to gluten-free. :)

-Catherine.

Karen said...

I love oatmeal raisin cookies. They are so comforting...

allikpeters said...

"C is for Cookie!" I can eat just about any kind of cookie, but I just can't choose one favorite between my Mom's chocolate chip cookies and my Sister-in-law's peanut butter-hershey kiss cookies. Those two are the all time best! A close third though are the candy cane cookies we twist together for the winter holidays. And right behind that I'd have to say that my Sister-in-law makes a darn fine homemade chex mix and no, that's not a cookie, but the saltiness of the chex mix really complements the sweetness of the cookies! Yum!

VelvetRabbit said...

I love a good crisp chocolate chip cookie! Maybe I am a bit strange cause everyone else seems to like their's gooey...

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies - slightly salty. Yum! And I love threadless!

Reya said...

I love most cookies in general but the classic chocolate chip cookie has always been my favourite!

Jit said...

My favorite cookies are sugar cookies with pretty royal icing!

stella said...

It is, absolutely and without question, chocolate chip cookies. Warm, crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, they are the best dessert known to man. No matter where I've lived, that little part of Americana has never shaken loose.

Bek said...

LOVE the t-shirt! We're getting ready to have our first baby and we've spent a good deal of money at threadless kids. My favorite cookie is a warm, fresh out of the oven chocolate chip. You just can't beat vanilla carbs with melted chocolate!

Rebekah

Ellan said...

I love shortbread, crumbly and buttery and not too sweet.

Nags said...

double choc chip!!!

Kelsie said...

My favorite cookies are Alton Brown's recipe for chocolate chip. And I love threadless too, except i can never decide which shirt I like best! ;)

Mia said...

The best chocolate chip cookie I've ever tried is from Two Tarts bakery in Portland, Oregon (they have a stall at the Portland Farmer's Market). It's a small (read: NOT supersized!), chewy chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with sea salt on top. The savory flavor of sea salt really seems to enhance the chocolate in the cookie. Yum!

Ellemay said...

Chocolate chip!!!!!!!

Gingernuts!!!!

Mia said...

The best chocolate chip cookie I've ever had is from Two Tarts bakery in Portland, Oregon. They have a stall in the Portland Farmer's Market. It's a small (read: NOT supersized!), chewy chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with sea salt on top. The savory flavor of the sea salt really enhances the chocolate in the cookie. YUM!

Cindy said...

Linzer tart cookies made with ground almonds and strawberry jam!

Hettar7 said...

Ha Ha. I just spent about an hour looking through shirts with similar designs on them such as a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jellly with the words "you complete me" above them. I love shirts like that.

as for my favorite cookie ... gee. I don't have one. But i do have a favorite style. Soft like a pillow baby. I like soft cookies.

kristina said...

a molasses cookie, preferably soft with a 'kick' and a few sugar crystals on top for textural contrast!

love Threadless' work.

Shoshanna said...

I love soft, chewy, warm CHOCOLATE chip cookies.

kami @ no biggie said...

Chocolate Chip all the way!

I have loved that image for too long, and to have it on a t-shirt?! would be perfection!

Thanks Helen!

Katchoo said...

Gingersnaps from David Lebovitz's recipe.

Hanni said...

where do you find the ingredients for this recipe?!

My favourite cookie is called Kueh Makmur aka Fouram Cookies. It's a celebrative cookie in South East Asia commonly served during Chinese New Year and Deepavali (Festival of Lights). I love the way it crumbles and, literally, melts in your mouth. Commercially made ones comes with crushed peanuts fillings. I tried to make it but it's so hard to shape by itself, least, the fillings. I had no choice but to mix everything together. I gave it away to families and friends in America as Christmas cookies and they love it!

Liz said...

What a fun giveaway! I love threadless tees. My favorite cookies are chocolate chip too--your husband and I are both cookie monsters in that regard. :)

Kathryn said...

They look awesome, another thing to try!

Sat Kaur said...

My favorite cookies are a M&M cookies, with chocolate chip running a close second. Yum!

Gaia said...

I love chocolate chip cookies! My favourite version is my grandma's old recipe with salt from Cervia,Italy, her hometown. It's a hundred-year-old recipe, and to think about it now, I have to say she was so avant-garde!

Monique Fleischer (RSA) said...

My favourites are my hubbie's christmas cookies (decorated too) and my gran's shortbread, which are just to die for.

That T-shirt is sooo cute!

Adena (aka cre82learn) said...

I guess I am a cookie monster too, don't know if I have a fave. Maybe white choc chip/macadamia nut/cherry chip. hmmmm, or what I call Cowboy Cookies. They are all good. Can't wait to share this gluten free recipe w/my sister. btw, I LOVE Threadless tees.

russian doll said...

I love these soft lemon-coconut-white chocolate cookies that I made once, but I have no recipe, I just threw things into the bowl and it turned out to be the most amazing cookies... I should try and figure that recipe out...

They were even soft frozen!

Oh that t-shirt is so cute! I'd love to have it.

Petra Grossmann
petra_tokidoki@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Oh my....what a cute T-Shirt! Those chocolate chip cookies look so yummy....very tempting! My favorite cookies are triple chocolate almond cookies. Luckily, my recipe make 48 cookies in a batch. Otherwise, I have to make 2nd batch right the way after the 1st batch cooled, just like you. LOL

Apest said...

hmmmm double chocolate cookie with candied orange zest! mmmmmm!!!!

Kelly-Jane said...

Oooh cookies. My gluten thing seems to be playing up a bit at the mo, so I'll give these a go.

Please do enter me into your giveaway!

Caro_iandi said...

since i'm French, i'id go for the "caramel au beurre salé" (which means salty toffe, I guess) with chunks and EXTRA chunks, cos' it's too good.
have a nice day !

Aldara said...

Awww, cute Tee! :-) Depending on my mood, I like oatmeal-raisin cookies or chocolate cookies best.

Javon said...

My fave are gingersnaps with emphasis on the snap. And those t-shirts are adorable!!!

Shea M. @ Blissfully Unrefined said...

After making almost 1000 cookies as favors for my wedding (you know, spending a week baking when I SHOULD have been relaxing!!) I think my favorite are the Grown-Up triple chocolate cookies I made, complete with a shot of espresso in the batter... or the Snickerdoodles. I have a huge soft spot for the simplicity of snickerdoodles :)

Me said...

Hi Helene,

I am a huge cookie fan - anything with chocolate. But the dough is so good on its own... sometimes its half for me, half for the oven :)

I am thrilled to see your gluten free recipes. I would love to make something similar as a gift for a friend. She has been recently diagnosed with severe allergies to soya, dairy and eggs. Can you recommend any good alternatives for butter and eggs in this dish?
She has been doing so well - I think she deserves a treat :)

Thanks so much for your inspiring work!

Maria x

Hannah said...

Peanut butter cookies! The kind amde with just peanut butter, sugar, and an egg. Works for the gluten and dairy-free people in my family, too! :)

Cailin from Stir Crazy Blog said...

Just the picture of chocolate chip cookies makes me drool! They are by far my favorite. One of those + a glass of cold milk = heaven!

Ryan said...

I'm a big fan of snickerdoodles or white chocolate chip.

Ellen Kim said...

Molasses cookies.... I cannot get enough of them! It's super dangerous to have them around the house. (:

Bonpierce said...

Looks like I'll be adding to my flour collection this week. These recipe sounds delish and that Tee shirt is adorable!

Christi said...

I am definitely a warm chocolate chip with pecan kind of girl...although in a recent blog i did find a recipe for Oatmeal Coconut. I am very excited to try that recipe. Would love to win the t-shirt

Michelle said...

A favorite cookie - oh, that's so hard. I love cookies!!! Hmmm.... something with dark chocolate and white chocolate, like my own recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Mary said...

My favorite cookies are molasses cookies. Molasses plus ginger could possibly be my favorite thing on earth. So sweet and scrumptious!

Wardah said...

My favorite cookie is macadamia with white chocolate chip cookies. Man, I'm starving for cookies now! :P

Marina said...

My, oh my!
that will taste even better wearing the shirt!

http://doceconfissao.wordpress.com/

Claire said...

peanut butter!!! :)

newlywed said...

I don't know how to say this in public, but I like it too much to deny it...I love the Dunkin Donuts chocolate chunk cookie. So chewy! So rich! SO BAD FOR YOU! When I am trying to be a little classier and less decadent, I love a good meringue.

気等 said...

My favorite cookies so far are my Aunt's lime meltaway cookies. I've tried to make them myself, but there's something magical about her kitchen and her hands that make them that perfect melt-in-your-mouth consistency; not too soft, not too crunchy, just perfect. Yum!

I've actually just started a foodish blog myself, using a few of your recipes as starters to test out my skill and my new kitchen. Check it out: http://semperpi.blogspot.com !

I'm having one baking party a week until school starts; this week, I made your triplir mousse (chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel creme) and a big batch of Martha Stewart's green tea shortbread cookies. Next week, I'm going to attempt the pear and almond fallen souffle cakes! Maybe I'll make the 36 hour chocolate chip cookies as well, for my gluten-free upstairs neighbors. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes (and giveaways!).

Mom's the little one said...

cookies always bring happiness!! So, I always to let my 4yo daughter bake some cookies. I let her put everything she likes. What like every mother expect, bring smile to every daughter face. Just simple like that.

Emm.. macademia plus a lot of choco-chunk, for our favorite :D

Deathbycupcake said...

I love Threadless T's. Everyone in my family has some of their T's. We also love Chocolate Chip Cookies and your awesome tutorial on macarons! You have introduced our family to many wonderful new foods. Thank you!

Cookin' Canuck said...

What a fun t-shirt! I can see why the bank teller giggled. For my favorite cookies, it is a toss-up between my mum's chocolate chip cookies and my dad's white chocolate & espresso cookies...or his triple-ginger ones. Darn it, don't make me choose!

NikiTheo said...

Oreo cookies!!! And crushed oreo cookies in a chocolate chip cookie!

Becki Sue said...

My favorite cookies are whatever I'm pulling right out of the oven. I recently made a batch of super spicy gingersnaps. They are my favorite until I bake my next batch of cookies!!

Tyler, Erin, Addilyn, Asher Johnson said...

Chocolate-Caramel Thumbprint cookies...they are the cookie I measure all others against.

Jennifer said...

My all time favorite, next to chocolate chip, is chocolate ginger cookies. They are a martha stewart recipe and they are gone before I even clean the dishes I made making them!

Kristin McElderry said...

looks yummy! I love threadless and your blog. great combo.

Diamond said...

We found a gluten free snickerdoodle recipe that is like eating flavoured air. Deliciously flavoured air.
Being the one in the family that can eat gluten, I have always enjoyed snickerdoodles, but I haven't found a "real" snickerdoodle as light and melty and perfect as our gluten free version.

Esther29 said...

I love making cookies...my favorite is peanut butter chocolate chip.
SO yummy!!!

Kate said...

The best I've had so far:
I make chocolate chip cookies out of homemade peanut butter, coconut flour, a bit of oil (or melted butter), a bit of honey, and chocolate chips. You could add anything into the mixture - mashed bananas, oats, dried fruits, nuts, jam toppings... just adjust the amount of oil or butter until you get the desired consistency :).

Tania said...

My current favorite chocolate cookie recipe includes a box of instant pudding. It makes the outside of the cookie crunchy but the inside stays soft.

Shay said...

Interesting article about why cookies are better after 36hrs . . . definetly gonna have to try with my next batch!!

Kelli said...

I have 3 cookie monsters at my house.....ok, 4, including ME! Can't wait to try this recipe.

patty said...

I love anything with nuts and huge chunks of chocolate! And I always prefer my cookies chewy. Always. :)

Emily said...

My dad never bakes, except once in a while [every few years, not every few weeks!] when he sets his mind on oatmeal molasses cookies. It's hilarious to watch him make them, but they are the best cookie I've ever had!

G. Prinsen said...

MMMMMM. No-bake spoon cookies! What's not to love about chocolate and peanut butter?

Jessica said...

Beautiful post, as ever and always. I'm a fan of the good ol' Toll House recipe for chocolate chip cookies, though I've been itching to try Kim Boyce's version in Good to the Grain ever since I got that marvelous book for Mother's Day... and for a delicious variation on the chocolate chip cookie, I love Alice Medrich's nibby pecan cookies in Bittersweet... there's a log of that dough in my freezer at almost all times...

Emma said...

My favorite are what I call Traverse City cookies, full of dried cherries, semi-sweet chocolate chips, toasted walnuts, and oatmeal. I was inspired by a cookie sold at our local Farmer's Market and adapted it to be Gluten-free. They're every bit as good and chewy as the original!

ela:::ela:::ela said...

I love chocolate chip cookies and threadless tees!

jen said...

My favourite (of the moment )is toffee chocolate chip.
jen

Shawna said...

My favorite is the chocolate chip cookie with walnuts!

Erin said...

My mom's oatmeal cookies are still the best I've ever had!

Vanessa G. said...

For me, it's definitey Sugar cookies! so simple, yet so delicious. Great blog tartelette!

Margaret said...

I love chocolate chip! It's a classic!

Karyn said...

Iced Ginger Cookies are my fave.

Sunshinemom said...

I love the first picture and the cake stand. It must have been witness to some really wonderful cakes! And I like my cookies, and chocolatey but with a hint of nuts, close to a brownie! Recently I discovered that gluten free cookies are way better than ones made with APF.

spoonwithme said...

I just LOVE The Ultimate Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Regan Daley's book In the Sweet Kitchen. I make a batch of cookie dough and freeze it for when the craving strikes.

Meg said...

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies, but I'm picky about them. I don't want to chew through chunks of chocolate. I much more prefer a standard sugar cookie or a chocolate cookie recipe with the chocolate grated into the batter or even better - without chips (GASP!)

Reluctant Penguin said...

My favorite cookie is coffee chocolate chip. I am still trying to find the perfect recipe.

I never visited the Threadless site before, but because of your recommendation I was forced to buy 3 tees :)

Sylvie Greeniaus said...

The choc chip cookie is so in that malls pipe in the smell to give shoppers that warm fuzzy feeling inside. Shopper's stay longer, buy more and eat more. When is come to the cold war, The Russians had nothing on the American's!
The 36 hour rule applies to all cookie dough!

Thanks for the great post!

Tessa said...

Beautiful post! My favorite cookie is probably chocolate chunk or peanut butter chocolate chip.

Hi! My name is Janet. said...

it's hard to pick a favorite, but I'll choose oatmeal raisin cookies for nostalgic reasons :)

LAC said...

The NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookie is my fav!

Stacy said...

My favorite cookie is definitely the Black & White, but more for nostalgia reasons, as the cookie itself tends to be a little dry-tasting. :)

Jenna Z said...

Iced sugar cookies! So tasty and they remind me of holidays when we would decorate them together. Christmas, valentine's day and Halloween!

Dana Unger said...

Either my mother's famous Chocolate Crinkle cookies (could eat a plate of those!) or Snickerdoodles, since I love cinnamon in just about anything.

Tanya said...

Chocolate Oatmeal Chip with Dried Cranberries, made into ice cream sandwiches!

Sophie said...

mmm... i also discovered the joy of cookies when i moved to the US 3 years ago. chocolate chip are a classic, but my all-time favourite are definitely white chocolate and cranberry!

irene said...

Yum, I like chocolate chip macadamia. the shirts are cute!

Jewel said...

Love oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips. I guess you can also call it chocolate chip cookies.

Tracy said...

chocolate chip!!

Kim said...

My favorite cookies are the oatmeal raisin cookies from Simply Recipes. They're good as is, but I've adapted them in all kinds of ways and always end up with this delicious, hearty and crunchy cookie. I truely love them.

Amanda said...

Hands down, my all time favorites are snickerdoodles. The tang that the cream of tartar provides, combined with the sweetness of the cinnamon-sugar coating? Perfection. My second favorite are peanut butter chocolate chip, and it's these that I tend to make most often (fewer steps, I guess). I might have to make cookies tonight...

Linda Zhang said...

A bakery in my neighborhood has these amazing flat, brittle almond cookies. I'm not sure what they're called but they're delicate, crispy, chewy afterwards and so delicious. It's too bad they're not a complete source of nutrition because if I were reborn as a pet, I'd want those cookies for kibble. Every. Day.

jessicaaahhh said...

No-bake/range-top cookies. It's hard to go wrong with them. Especially with a dollop of peanut butter on top!

Rachel said...

Love the the shirt! It would look great on me while I eat a big, warm chocolate chip cookie.

Dacia said...

I absolutely love coconut oatmeal cookies. So soft and yummy!

HAH said...

Choc Chip is my favorite, closely followed by molasses ginger.

Adri said...

Love love love! Both your blog and Threadless are on my favorites lists. I'm so happy you posted a cookie recipe and even more happy that you are giving away both a recipe and a super-cute tee!! <3

yay!

Kirstina said...

My favorite cookie will always be oatmeal dried cranberry and white chocolate chunk cookies!

Julie H. said...

my absolute favorite cookie would be chocolate and mint chip cookies! mint and chocolate are the best couple ever!

Jul said...

Best cookies? Browned butter cookies. They're like heaven:) I always make them gluten free, because I have gluten intolerance.
Believe me, they are the best cookies in the world!

Besse said...

My favorite cookie is the oatmeal chocolate peanut butter no bake cookie. It is so easy to make and you don't have to get the oven hot in the summer.

Pure Indulgence said...

Chocolate cookies are definitely a bonding experience. Some of my first memories of the kitchen are baking cookies with my parents and then the glorious day when I turned 8 and made them all by myself for a bunch of guests!
I love the idea of having gluten free cookies...a lot of my friends have a gluten intolerance and they should be able to join in the bonding too!
I'm currently working on an eggless, sugarless version for a good friend...eep!

- Claire
indulginginguiltypleasures.wordpress.com

Jessica said...

My favorite cookie is also chocolate chip! :)

Anonymous said...

the shirt looks so cute! :o) as for my fav cookie, it's white chocolate macadamia nut all the way baby! *drool* ;o)

~Cathy

danielle t said...

fresh chocolate chip cookies are definitely my favourite : )

Lisa said...

i love oatmeal, chocolate chip, and walnut cookies!

Caitlin said...

favorites: snickerdoodles
the cookie that never lets me down: chocolate chips

missreneer said...

I love giant, soft, chocolate chip cookies. I just love plain chocolate chip cookies as long as they are chewy. This is one of the cutest shirts ever.
Thanks for the great giveaway :)

mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, especially right out of the oven when the chocolate is still gooey.

kristin said...

can't go wrong with the old faithful - chocolate chip! i like to throw in some pistachios and cranberries for the holidays - always a hit!

Ruby said...

Hmm, probably warm out-of-the-oven snickerdoodles.

Maggita said...

My mom's homemade biscochitos. It's a shortbread-like cookie with pinon nuts and anise. It's gross, but when she uses lard they're divine!

Amanda said...

I LOOOVEE Ranger cookies. We used to make them at camp all the time. They are a merge between chocolate chip, oatmeal, white chocolate macadamia, and coconut! mmmmmm!!!

Britney said...

snickerdoodle, without a doubt. the combination of a sugary and cinnamony top is pure magic!

hoping to win so I can also snag a copy of that cookbook. i was so sad to find out they were out when I eventually stumbled upon them... thank you for a chance to win!

J M.Smith said...

Chocolate covered almond inside a dark chocolate chip cookie. I pretty much like to mix and match however I want. I bake for my bread (haha, baker's pun) so I'm always trying to think of something new.. Pistachios are great too.

Jamie said...

Let me guess: the chill time is what helps these cookies keep their form and LOOK SO TASTY once they're baked. My favorite cookie is anything with a shape and texture like these. Your photos are killing me!

Kirstin said...

Any cookie with macadamia nuts, or coconut chocolate chip cookies...such a delicious texture!

terri said...

chocolate chip!

Christy said...

I have a killer chocolate chip mint recipe I love to eat the whole batch of!

Reetta said...

Firstly, you have just an amazing blog... I love everything you have done and also tested some of the recipes myself:)

My favourite cookie at the moment is chocolate chip- peanutbutter cookies. It tastes sooo good!:)

oni said...

my mum used to bake cookies with coconut with a blot of marmelade in the middle.

she didn´t use a recipe for those, so the special thing was that they always tasted a bit different.
they are the best cookies i ever tasted.

the tee is way too cute. would love to win that.
keep going with this blog, i enjoy every minute while reading it.

enhappied said...

my favorite is oatmeal and scotch kiss cookies. childhood memories in every bite.

kimberly taylor

Diana said...

I don't have a huge sweet tooth even though I love baking sweets, however I can never resist a freshly baked warm oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Warm, gooey, and a little chewy in the center with crisp edges...

InTolerant Chef said...

Delicious gluten free cookies are hard to find, I will definately be baking these. I love the shirt, it's nice to know that love knows no bounds!

Christina said...

Snickerdoodles straight from the oven. mmmm, I need to make these now!

Andrea said...

My favorite is chocolate covered cherry cookies. My mom makes them, and they are awesome! Great hot and lovely cold.

delphine said...

The tee is cool and the book must be too ! So i'm in :) xxx

Elaine said...

Yay, a giveaway! Thanks much. :)

I don't know if I could ever pick a favorite cookie (I love them all!) but I am a huge fan of Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies.

ups said...

I love all cookies like brothers :D

Lately, I'm just in love with plain Maria cookies :)

leydeeburd said...

My boyfriend loves cookies unfortunately they all go to his belly.

Brian Wakefield said...

Let's see. I do love the White Chocolate Macadamia combo, but my utter favorite is anything biscotti! Especially if you have a cup of coffee handy!

Cheers,
Brian

Ceci said...

Mmmm...cookies...when we were kids, my Mom used to bake small butter cookies in cute shapes that my Brother and I dipped in dulce de leche and ate by the dozen. Definitely a sweet childhood memory!
T-shirt's adorable :)

sharon said...

favorite cookie: oatmeal w/white chocolate chips

veron said...

Cocoa nib pecan cookies. Why don't you throw in that adorable cake stand in the giveaway too. ;)

Candid Whisperer said...

I'm not too much of a cookie fan but if must it might be cornflakes cookies or choco-chunk cookies. mmm... I crave chocolate today.

Chocolate Cat said...

Chocolate Chip cookies win hand down, and preferably with milk, dark and white chocolate! I'd love to win such a cute tee!

Laura said...

I'm a sucker for sandwich cookies...pecan sables with dulce de leche...chocolate whoopie pies with homemade fluff filling...you name it, I want to make it! :)

Beth said...

Chocolate chip oatmeal...at the moment. I could never name just one cookie!

Rico said...

white chocolate macadamia nut cookies OR peanut butter chocolate chip. yuuuuuum.

i'm definitely going to make this recipe for my glueten-free boss! she'll be super excited

Chrystal said...

Oatmeal Scotchies!!

misskelley said...

i'm a cookie monster, too, but i can *never* say no to the chocolate chip pecan cookies (okay, or any others) at alon's in atlanta. yum!!! :)

Leeshy said...

Not technically a cookie....but Magic Cookie Bars....I cannot resist.
It is almost tragically difficult to choose a favorite.
I love ALL cookies!

eula said...

My favorite cookies are snickerdoodles!! Yum yum. bluealue(At)gmail(dot) com.

Katie said...

I'm a traditionalist, I guess. Nothing beats a good batch of chocolate chip cookies and a glass of cold milk. Around Christmas, though, I crave Snickerdoodles and Sugar cookies.

adli said...

chocolate chip cookie of course!! hehe!

Lostgirl said...

I can not pass up a chocolate chip cookie....ever!!

angela@spinachtiger said...

These will be nice for my zumba teacher who needs to eat gluten free. My favorite cookie is one I can't find anywhere. It was made by the Amish in Pennsylvania. It was a molasses, chewy cookie. It was big and I ate way too many of them. I looked forward to market day because of those cookies.

Anika said...

You're absolutely right, that t-shirt put a smile on my face instantly =) as for me peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies are my fave!

Deppified said...

I like any cookie as long as I get to nom on some of the dough beforehand!

Esther said...

Although we are a family of cooks my parents and grandmother made cakes not cookies.
When I set up my own household I taught myself to make cookies and I love them all: peanut butter, nut melts, choc chip, ginger.
My mother's favourite is my black pepper cookies, one of the first recipes I ever tried.

Deppified said...

Any cookie is good as long as I get to eat the dough beforehand!

Ksenia said...

My husband is an absolute cookie monster! It's not a great thing as he has type one diabetes :(

Anyway, we enjoy all kinds of cookies. I personally love chocolate chip, snickerdoodles, and molasses.

Andrea said...

Love the t-shirt!!!!!! I love chocolate chip cookies - timeless and tasty!

Maria Vladimiru said...

Sorry if that comment appears for the second time, but it was a total disaster yesterday.

Helen, your attitude towards cookies make me think that we Europeans do not love them as much as the Americans do. However, I share my entire love for Lavender Hearts, also known as The Heart of Provence :) Maybe they do not fit completely the idea of cookie, but there is no better treat if you are in love with summer, south and those lavender fields that touch the horizon. So simple and so rich because of the chopped flowers- for sure you know these :)

Best wishes

Ashleigh said...

My favorite cookie would probably be these dark chocolate dried cherry cookies at the bakery where I used to work...they were amazing.

The Teacher Cooks said...

I love a flourless dark chocolate cookies with walnuts! Love your props!

Sarah said...

It's a toss up between my mom's sugar-free oatmeal raisin cookies (she used apple juice and apple sauce) and oatmeal almond chocolate chip cookies (without eggs -- since I'm allergic to them).

Speaking of egg allergies -- have you modified any of these recipes to omit the eggs? I'd love to see some eggless pastries. :)

Optimistic Heathen said...

I love my Grandmother's oatmeal cinnamon cookies. Great for dunking in milk or Mexican hot chocolate. Hmm, I wonder if I can incorporate caramel into them...

Jamie said...

My Aunt Judy's chocolate chip cookies. She swears she uses the same recipe I do but her always taste better than any other cookie I have ever had.

Knoopjes said...

What a sweet t-shirt!
It's very hard to pick a favorite kind of cookie... mmmm I first have to go and try them all again ;)!

Hungry Hill said...

My favorite cookie is a tye between a peanut butter cookie with lots of chocolate chips or a classic chocolate chip cookie with white chocolate and walnuts. Mmm : )

Shell M said...

Chocolate chip!

unejoliechose said...

hmm... how to pick ONE??

im a huge fan of smitten kitchen's crisp salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies! delicious!

Monica M. said...

My favorite cookie would have to be chocolate chip oatmeal raisin!!

Sarah said...

I love chocolate chip cookies, the staple:) My favourite are toll house, ever since I was old enough to make them with my mom.
At the farmer's market this week I bought a chocolate macaron from a lady- I have not seen ANY in my city- j'en raffole!!

Leeshy said...

Love love love magic Cookie bars.
I have been dying to get my hands on a copy of this cookbook. I am STILL kicking myself for procrastinating too long to purchase the BlogAid CB. I really wanted one...and put it off too long until they were no longer available!

Thanks again for sharing both of these great finds.
I am finding myself needing a t-shirt..... :)
Leesh

Aleina said...

Cookies are always great with milk!

Sharon G said...

My favorite cookie is alfahores!

artsycraftsy4fun said...

yummmmyyy! My favorite cookies have to be oatmeal chocolate chip! those are the best! :D

Pam said...

My absolute favourite cookies are white chocolate and macadamia nut! Delicious :)

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm these chocolate chip cookies look good and I've always wanted that milk loves cookies threadless tshirt! It's so cute. It's so hard to pick my favourite cookie!! I might just have to go with a good chocolate chip cookie. Or soft chewy ginger molasses.

Jiffy said...

Blondies are my favorite for the moment...especially with ice cream.

Elaine said...

Chinese Almond Cookies, but I never make them, a cousin makes them for me!

Marina B said...

Chewy chocolate chocolate chip cookies are my favs! Reminds me of coming home from school when I was a kid.

Georgia said...

Oatmeal raisin! Hands down.

JC said...

i have an amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe from a friend who used to work at Martha as a food editor. It has the amazing gooey, buttery chocolate melting on your fingers quality. Yum.

Kristin said...

My favorite cookies are Spekulatius. unfortunately they require a special press- so I can't make them gluten free at home. But they sure are delicious! The perfect holiday cookie.
Kristin

Reni said...

My favorite cookie is not a sweet one. It's called kaastengel here in Indonesia, a Dutch influenced cookie made with (originally) Edam cheese or any other aged cheese. I can eat a whole jar of it on my own.. :)

Tina R said...

Chocolate chip cookies always the favorite! I learned to bake because of this type of cookie.

Libby said...

OK, shameless self promotion: my favorite cookies are my Brownie Cookies that won the Divvies FAANtastic cookie contest, and are now on sale to benefit the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network:

http://www.foodallergy.org/page/order-the-faantastic-divvies-cookie

They really are addictive. (I don't get anything from the sale, btw.)

Katy said...

My favorite cookies are cranberry and white chocolate cookies that my grandma used to make when i was a a child :)

-katyann

Indie.Tea said...

I've tried several chocolate chip recipes, but none of them are right. 'Cause I have a chocolate-chip-cookie monster in my life as well.
Your beautiful photographs have sold me...I think I'll try your delicious cookies :)

Annie said...

I love peanut butter cookies!

beverlylynn said...

My husband loves cookies too! I like dark chocolate chip cookies.

theweddingplanner said...

I love you site! So many great ideas and beautiful pictures!
My favorites are the macarons! So versatile and pretty! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas :)

Samantha

koohiiteasheri said...

My all-time favorite cookie is the classic chocolate chip cookie with at least a 60% dark chocolate. French macarons are becoming my favorite new fancy cookie, though!

Kari said...

My favorite cookie? that's difficult.
I love macadamia & white chocolate and peanut butter cookies :)

dragonflywoman said...

My favorite cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip! I love oatmeal cookies, but I hate raisins, so oatmeal chocolate chip always seems like the way to go.

I love your blog!

Chris
The Dragonfly Woman

Shayna said...

my favorite are for sure my grandmother's raspberry swirl.

myrtille said...

Cool shirt! Mine's Peanut Butter Cookies.

DakotaSoda said...

Stoplight Cookies! Or sometimes they're called Rainbow Cookies. They're Italian, and they are my FAVORITE! :)

Melissa said...

Chocolate chips cookies all the way! That tee makes me want to bake some cookies too, so cute! :)

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