Posts Tagged ‘chocolate chip cookie’

Chocolate Chip-Pecan Kentucky Pie for the Final Four

Many college kids don’t exactly follow a healthy meal plan, and I was no exception. Since the majority of restaurants in my Alabama university town accepted our campus dining card, I would often order a lavish takeout dinner. Excess was the rule. One of my all-time favorite splurges was a rather large slice of warm Kentucky Pie from a local deli. That sublime chocolate chip cookie/pecan pie hybrid, a riff on Louisville’s famous Derby Pie, was the stuff that dreams (and the dreaded ‘freshman 15′) were made of.

This Saturday, whether you’re cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats or a fan of gooey chocolate chip desserts (because surely you are at least one of these things?), consider making this riff on crowd-pleasing Kentucky Pie for your fellow March Madness revelers. Serve slabs of this soft cookie-pie warm, straight out of the oven, with whipped cream or ice cream if you so please. (I do.) And if you want to do it like a real Southerner, offer a nip of bourbon on the side.

(Want even more recipes inspired by famous college town foods? Check out Cooking Channel’s Bracket Battle of the Best College Eats.)

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Sifted: Sinfully Delicious Waffle Sandwiches + A Must-Try Chocolate Chip Cookie

Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich by The Candid Appetite

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  1. Just when you thought a fried chicken and waffle sandwich was as crazy genius as it gets, The Candid Appetite makes one with bacon, cheddar and green onion waffles and maple mustard sauce.
  2. Inside BruCrew Life’s cake batter cheesecake brownie has all your sweet tooth cravings covered in one bite.
  3. For an easy elegant dessert, try honey roasted peaches with thyme and sweet ricotta by Food Babbles.
  4. Made in Our Kitchen’s sweet corn fritters with jalapeno and lime make a fresh and delicious summertime meal.
  5. Brown Eyed Baker shares her copy-cat recipe for the famously enormous, perfectly chewy Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookies.

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Broken Pretzel and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pies to Chuck’s Maple-Pecan Shortbread, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs.

It’s pretty difficult to improve upon the chocolate chip cookie. Everyone has their favorite recipe — myself included — and you’ll often be hard-pressed to get someone else to try out a new one. But after creating this recipe for Cooking Channel’s holiday cookie swap, I must urge you to give this one a go. With rich dark chocolate chips, crumbled pretzels and pockets of chewy caramel, each bite seems to offer something tastier than the last. The cookie itself has crisp, golden edges and a chewy middle that remains blonde as it bakes.

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Sifted: Mason Jar Recipes and Cheesecake Ice Pops

Berry Cheesecake Ice Pops by A Grain of Paradise

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  1. We love summer. But let’s face it, the sunny season has some drawbacks. It can be hot, sticky and full of sunburns and mosquitoes. A Grain of Paradise promises these berry cheesecake ice pops will make it all better whenever you get hit by the summer doldrums.
  2. The Mighty Girl is determined to try 1,000 different types of fruits in her lifetime. While we may not be quite as ambitious, we’re excited to try her top 10.
  3. Becky Bakes’ s’more pudding jars are fabulously simple. Pack them for the perfect picnic treat.
  4. More mason jar fun–  Plan your lunch week ahead of time. These vegan salads by Healthy. Happy. Life keep fresh for up to 5 days.
  5. While you might not need another chocolate chip cookie recipe, you do need these tips from the pastry chef expertise of Brave Tart to perfect your next batch.

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Cookie #4: Lee Anne Wong’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

12 Days of CookiesCooking Channel is joining Food Network for our first annual cookie swap, 12 Days of Cookies. Each day, visit us here for a look at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from favorite chefs and Food People. Then visit for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs — cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.

There’s a saying around my house: Everything tastes better with a little bacon. It’s always been true for Brussels sprouts. Now, thanks to Unique Eats host Lee Anne Wong, it’s true for cookies, too.

Using bacon fat in addition to butter makes her Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies rich and moist, and the bits of bacon studded throughout make a salty complement to the chocolate. Think of chocolate covered pretzels taken to the next level — sweet, salty and crunchy all at once. She made them once for the Foo Fighters and the band ate dozens in minutes. You may never bother with plain old chocolate chip cookies again: Why would you, when you can bake bacony ones that rock?

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Missing: A Harbor Bar Summer

Harbor Bars -- the ultimate summer cookie and ice cream treat?

Harbor Bars from Down East, Maine credit: Kim Post Phinney

Over the weekend, during an unusually hot fall Saturday, I dug into my freezer and unearthed a single, lonely Harbor Bar.  This last vestige of a long, bountiful summer served as a lonely indicator that the party was indeed over… 

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