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Dorie Greenspan's newest chocolate chip cookie recipe is now her favorite

December 15, 2016

Baking guru Dorie Greenspan had published 300 cookie recipes before her latest book. But now with "Dorie's Cookies" she adds nearly 170 recipes to that total. Greenspan visited the Chicago Tribune test kitchen Dec. 6 to talk about the book. (Joseph Hernandez/Chicago Tribune) A visit from Dorie Greenspan, on tour for her newest cookbook, "Dorie's Cookies," is like the best edible part of Christmas Eve but in reverse. Instead of putting cookies out for Santa, you get cookies. In this, her dozenth book, Greenspan features not only 170 sweet and surprisingly savory cookie recipes, but every single one is an original, including what she calls My Newest Chocolate Chip Cookies. "It's actually my newest favorite chocolate chip cookie," she said during a recent visit to the Chicago Tribune test kitchen. Because Greenspan created not one but three new chocolate chip cookie recipes for the book. "For years, I loved my old favorite chocolate chip cookie," she said, "But I decided I wanted a cookie a little cakier, a little chewier. So I added whole wheat flour to my regular recipe. I changed up the amount of brown and white sugar. And I added some spice: freshly grated nutmeg and coriander." Greenspan and test kitchen food stylist Lisa Schumacher shared tips. "When you're adding spices to flour, do you add them in separate little piles?" Greenspan asked. Both do and explained why: so they know they've added everything. Said Greenspan, "In the old days, I would have whisked the salt into the dry ingredients. Now I put the salt in with the butter and the sugar, so it gets better mixed." Pinching a cube of butter, she passed along a tip about tempering. "Room-temperature butter is less about temperature than texture," she said. "You don't want it to be oily, and you don't want to squeeze it and have your fingers come together. You want a little resistance." While demonstrating how she makes her recipe,...

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