Collector’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Collection
Marcy’s Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookies
A Coffee Bistro Recipe ©
The original, legendary Levain cookies in New York inspired this recipe
of my own, but do check out
www.levainbakery.com for more about these cookies, that drew raves
from the New York Times.. My own verson of these cookies are indeed
legend. These are not cookies; these are an enterprise. You need two
hands to hold one. Big, chewy, crispy, satisfying, reputation-building
cookies. Tip: you need a small kitchen scale to make these to make sure
you have exactly enough batter per cookie.
FREE!! Original Tollhouse
When Ruth Wakefield invented this cookie, she became one of our first
cookie entrepreneurs. Read more in the
recipe headnote about this amazing cookie that helped put Nestlé’s on the
The Big O Oatmeal Cookie
A Coffee Bistro Recipe ©
cookies deserve equal billing in my book. Extra big, extra
chewy, extra sweet and good. These are mother lode oatmeal cookies that
shine in one of those 2-Gallon glass general store cookie jars . Anchor
Hocking or restaurant supply stores should have them. Two types of
oatmeal make these perfect.
Winningest cookies! The boys of
summer will devour these cookies in one inning.
promoted Cooperstown Cookies Co., the brains behind terrific shortbread
cookies that feature baseball seams on them. My version is a rich butter
cookie with the designated hit of added chocolate chips. It all makes
for a playoff treat. Change the ‘seams’ and you can make these dugout
favorites in a football or soccer motif. Win or loose, the team will
sing your praises. Check out
for the originals.
Cherry Garcia Classic
Over 5400 downloads! That’s a cookie
in a groove.
This is indeed, a cookie to be grateful for. It is in my
Best of BetterBaking.com cookbook and on the site (briefly) to the tune
of over 5400 downloads. Spin that! This is a decadent, cherry stuffed,
chocolate gourmet cookie like no other. It first appeared in my first
cookie feature, years ago, for the Washington Post. Tons of features
later, the Washington Post folks seem to remember this recipe best.
Chocolate Version Almost Cherry Garcia Cookies
Inspired by Ben and Jerry's wonderful Cherry
Garcia ice cream, this chocolate version is chock full of dried, sour
cherries, chunks of white and dark chocolate and buttery pecans,
inset in a rich chocolate cookie dough. Marinating the cherries
overnight in cherry liqueur greatly adds to the bouquet of flavor in
these cookies but if you are in a hurry for cookie nirvana, you can omit
this bit of prep
Almost Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
fun. These take margarine, as do the originals, although some
replications call for oil. The Famous Amos story is almost better than
David’s Cookies by Marcy
How can something simple taste so good? Small, buttery, luscious
cookies that marked the second coming of Tollhouse. It’s all in the
chocolate you use. If you can also find a better butter (Plugra…when or
when will you come to Canada?), use it.
Chips Ahoy Matey Cookies
Little appetites like cookies like the ‘store’. There’s no accounting
for taste. These are however, like the ‘store’ brand but healthier
because they are homemade. Still crunchy, fun, and with that commercial
McDonald’s Style Drive Thru Chocolate Chips Cookies
home. The real deal, real easy….just try them. A birthday party must, a
!!! Free!! Mrs. Field’s or the $250.00 Cookie Recipe
I don’t know
how urban legends start. There is salmon in the dishwasher, grilled
cheese sandwiches made on engine blocks and this fabulous cookie recipe.
The story of this recipe (check on Google) never fails to charm, nor
does the cookie.
The Real Nieman Marcus Cookie
$250.00 cookie recipe. The real McCoy purportedly as served from
Nieman Marcus restaurant.
Simply Delicious Tollhouse Pie
This is made lightening quick if you have a prepared pie shell. The
Ice cream is optional. Over 2700 downloads and umpteen servings!
Tollhouse Swiss Chocolate Chunk Scones
Rich, tender, flaky. Golden, brown sugar
scones, chunked up a notch.
Chunks of Swiss chocolate in a vanilla and cream scone batter. I call
these Ellen’s Scones, in honor of the BB Test Kitchen Manager who loves
anything as long as it’s chocolate!
Autumnal & Canadian Thanksgiving Treats
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Leftover pumpkin bread (or even honey cake) is sublime, baked up
into this spice and vanilla, gorgeous, decadent bread pudding. Serve
warm as comfort food with crème anglaise or in cold, midnight snack
Alsatian Apple Tart
This is one of the first tarts anyone
learns in hotel school or if you are from Alsace, by your mother’s side.
Concentric circles of tender apple, set in rich, vanilla cream, finished
with a veneer of apricot glaze.
Applesauce Sour Cream Pound Cake
Big, bold, moist, simple – hey, pass me a
slice! This cake calls for raisins and nuts but it also is nice with
dried or fresh cranberries, chocolate chunks or really, absolutely
wonderfully with nothing added. I have never made a cake that has a
better perfume-while-baking than this one! This is one trooper of a
Diner Style, Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
If you can’t remember the last time you had this, it is time to make it
again. Enjoy the mellow taste of apples, set in a caramelized
foundation, and topped with a nutty, brown sugar and oatmeal crisp
topping. This is also sublime with diced apricots or the fresh pears of
fall and can turn an omelet and baguette supper into a feast.
Best Ever Brined Thanksgiving Turkey
tender turkey that is as good, if not better, than traditional roast
turkey. Fail proof and flavorful.
Halloween Treats Bonus
Halloween! Nothing to get spooked about with these tender, spice-kissed
pumpkin cupcakes. Frost white or orange, and add some black licorice or
candy corn. Treat, no trick!
Big Red Candy Mountain Candy Apples
These are the classic candy apples but with a
twist. You can have flavor in the coating (strawberry, cherry, mint, or
vanilla) by using the fine, all-natural flavor oils from our friends at
Use Granny Smith or crisp, sweet red apples for these amazing,
old-fashioned treats. Cello wrap from the florist makes these look