Posts Tagged ‘ cookie ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Bake Some Cookies

The Science Behind the Perfect Cookie I’ve long been meaning to create something like this, but behold! Others have already done it, and in a far more lovely format than I could achieve. Check out that explanation and then come on back. So how do you bake the best chocolate chip cookie ever? That depends […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cookie Exchange

Favorite Cookie Recipes Now that Thanksgiving has barely passed, the holiday season is officially upon us. Let’s talk about one of my favorite elements of the holiday season: the cookie exchange. Back before the Assistant came along, I hosted a big cookie blowout every year. I would bake no fewer than a dozen varieties of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pumpkin + Snickerdoodle = Delicious

Fun With Pumpkin Desserts When I posted about roasting my massive pumpkin, I asked for recipe suggestions. Superfantastic Lori lived up to her name and gave me a recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodles. I had never in my life thought of doctoring up a snickerdoodle with pureed orange vegetables, but I’ll be darned, it’s lovely. Being me, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Banana Applesauce Oat Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies This is an odd one, scrawled on the back of a napkin and handed to me by a stranger in a coffee shop after an impromptu conversation. It has no flour, no added sugar, and can be dairy-free. Oh, come on. Stop rolling your eyes. It passes the Tiny Kitchen Assistant test, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Oatmeal Toffee Coconut Chocolate Cookies

I had a bag of toffee chips in the pantry, but didn’t want to make the standard über-sweet recipe on the side of the bag. I scouted the rest of the pantry for remnants from other recipes: coconut, semisweet chips, white chips. Hmm, this might have potential. As it turns out, I completely oversoftened (melted) […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You’ll recognize this recipe from last year: same basic idea, same basic recipe. But for our second batch, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant skipped the Andes and went straight for the big guns: Trader Joe’s miniature peanut butter cups used as chips in a a slightly modified version Alton Brown’s chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Oh yes. Really. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Babe Ruth Bars

There I was, the morning before my first-ever cookie extravaganza blowout. I had promised a dozen varieties but had made only 11. I was tired, sick of baking, and low on ingredients. That’s when I found this no-bake bar. I figured that it would just be a quick way to hit my goal of 12. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Snickerdoodles

I love snickerdoodles, but I struggle with the fact that every recipe I’ve ever liked uses shortening. I’ve decided that I need to get over my aversion to Crisco, accept that I only do this once a year, and just plow ahead. Ingredients 1 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Oatmeal Bar Cookies

This is my variation on the classic Quaker oatmeal cookie. I make it as a bar because it’s easier to bake one batch than shuffle trays in and out of the oven. This year, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant and I, unable to decide whether to go with Cranberry White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Macadamia, opted […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Those who know my Tiny Kitchen Assistant know of his love of all things mint chocolate, from the mint chocolate chip muffins that he came up with as a preschooler to the bright green ice cream from Marianne’s in Santa Cruz. So when he said, “Hey, I have an idea for a really good cookie!” […] Read More