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Snickerdoodle Shortbread Tastes Classic, but Skips Several Ingredients

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don’t count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since…

The Satisfying Cookie Cutter Video We Didn’t Know We Needed

I’m like a straight up Luddite. I steer clear of technological advances with the firmness of an iron rudder. I tend, rather, to find wonder—and often beauty—in the sheer dexterity of the human hand. You’ve probably seen me wax ad…

The French Chocolate Cookies You Can’t Eat Just One Of

Welcome to the latest edition of: Erin’s Obsessed With Something™. Last week, I shared with you the sweet, simple joys of Trader Joe’s teeny-tiny ice cream cones dipped chocolate that forms a crunchy-thin shell. I always keep them stocked in…

These 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies Are Basically Magic

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don’t count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since…

I Tried the Murder Cookies Reddit Is Obsessed With (Yes, They’re to Die For)

Are you a Reddit reader? I am! (No, I won’t tell you my username.) Reddit, to me, is the internet as I remember it from the early days of my youth, before it got cluttered up and commodified: pure, enthusiastic,…

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Grow Up, Have a Steady Income & Go to Bed at a Regular Hour

Imagine oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies had a baby together. Now that baby has a steady income with a modest amount of savings, occasionally goes to bed at a reasonable time, and has a tailor (or at least knows…

This Ingredient Changed My Chocolate Chip Cookie Game Forever

In 1999, my dad and I memorized how to make chocolate chip cookies in case Y2K actually happened. I’m not sure what kind of world we were expecting if it had, but we feared the future might be cookie-less. And…

The World’s Best Shortbread Is No Longer Sold—but We Got the Recipe

Whenever we have guests at the Food52 office for a meeting, we like to give them a warm welcome with freshly made coffee, some flowers, and a (sometimes wobbly) vintage chair to sit on. For special guests, though, our power…