Epi associate editor Emily Johnson liked her family cookie recipe, but thought it could be even better. So she started making it with butter instead of margarine, increased the salt, and used chopped chocolate instead of chips. This new version has since become her new favorite cookie recipe—and she thinks her family (and yours) will agree.
Want cookies you can make in less than an hour without having to run out to buy perishable ingredients—or even turn on your oven? These no-bake cookies rely on nut butter and white chocolate for their creamy, chewy texture, and a combination of oats, pistachio, and cranberries adds a nice, sweet crunch.
Made from equal parts butter and peanut butter, these shortbread wafers are ultra-crunchy and salty-sweet—perfect for sandwiching with whipped peanut butter creme. They’re best made with commercial peanut butter, which makes the dough and filling easy to handle.
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, aka "The Nora Ephron"
This may be the most sought-after cookie recipe in the book, the cookie that makes it into Seattle Metropolitan magazine's food lover's guide year after year. Once, when director, screenwriter (When Harry Met Sally), and novelist Nora Ephron was in town, she stopped by the dahlia Bakery and bought a few of these cookies. Later she e-mailed me, saying this was her all-time favorite and asked for the recipe. Naturally, I sent it to Nora along with a big package of cookies. When…
Lime zest is a fresh addition to macaroons, and a Microplane is our zesting tool of choice. If you can't find unsweetened coconut chips, use two 7-ounce bags of sweetened shredded coconut and reduce the sugar to 1 tablespoon.