If we were going to make a list of everything we liked in this world, cookies would almost certainly crack the top twenty (they are likely ranked below naps but slightly above picnics). Plain and simple chocolate chip cookies are our favorite variety, but really, we don’t discriminate. We love all of the world’s baked goods, except those containing nuts (we find them to be disruptive to the texture). Given our propensity for cookies, we were very excited to learn about the upcoming series of Cookie Nights at 75 Chestnut. Here’s how it works: every Tuesday night, the restaurant will be testing out a new cookie recipe, which means there will be free cookie tastings for all visitors. Customers can bring their own cookie recipes and have it prepared by the 75 Chestnut team. Eventually, one recipe will be selected as the winner, and the person who submitted it will receive an excellent dinner for two at the restaurant.
When we make cookies, we generally just use the recipe on the chocolate chip bag (so reliable!), but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have more creative ideas. We’d love to see a cookie with berries (maybe blueberries? Is such a thing even possible or would the berries make the cookie too soft?) or a dark chocolate cookie with white chocolate chunks. We’re also obsessed with recreating one of our favorite treats from our college years, namely, Martian cookies. Martian cookies are delightfully doughy treats that feature trace amounts of zucchini, which lend them a unearthly green hue. They may not sound like much, but trust us, they are awesome (fun fact: if you Google “Martian cookies”, Smith College Dining Services is the third result).
What about you? What cookie recipes do you want to share with the world? We promise not to steal them.