We're thinking about making some changes in CookieBar's baking rings and so I've been experimenting. Funny, for someone with little scientific bent (my physics teacher would chuckle and think I'd just flattered myself), I love recipe testing. I love trying one thing many ways and I love it most when I get something great at the end of the testing. Last night, I tested CookieBar's Jammers. As some of you know, Jammers are a sable or shortbread cookie, topped with a spoonful of jam and some streusel, baked in a metal ring. For last night's test, I baked several cookies in rings of different heights -- that was the main test -- and was surprised to find no difference among the rings. All of the cookies baked to the same degree of doneness and browness in the same amount of time, no matter the rings' height. Who woudda thunk?
My streusel test wasn't as easy. I made two different streusels and liked them both. So did Michael. I just might have to assemble a tasting panel. Scream if you're in the 'hood.
If it's February, it must be time for our annual CookieBar Pop-Up at Mizu ... and it is! Here are the basics:
February 6 to February 10
At Mizu: 505 Park Avenue, NYC (between 58 and 59 Streets (call 212-688-6498 if you want a hair appointment during our pop-up -- we'll bring cookies to your chair!)
Hours: 10 to 6, or until we run out of cookies -- we'll tweet to save you the trip (follow us on Twitter)
CookieBar Faves, of course, and CookieBar Newbies, including a cool as a York Peppermint Patty cookie
Cocktail Collection Cookies sporting new stickers designed by Kyle Poff
Menu and more coming up soon. I just wanted to get the word out and share our swell new flyer, designed for us by Greig Bennett.
At 10 am ET and 1 pm ET tomorrow, Josh The Kid Greenspan and I will be on the Martha Stewart Show making cookies. I'll be making madeleines and then Martha talks with Joshua and there are Cranberry-Five Spice Cookies from the new CookieBar Cocktail Collection for all. Tune in, as they say.
For a little while, it was touch and go. First the packing boxes weren't the right size and then the CookieBar website had a hiccup on the shipping page, but those glitches are behind us and TA-DA: CookieBar (that would be Josh 'The Kid' Greenspan and moi, his mom) is ready to send its newest creations, THE COCKTAIL COLLECTION, out into the world. Well, the USA part of the world. (Ignore the message that says we deliver only to NYC - we're still trying to figure out how to delete that.)
CookieBar's Cocktail Cookies, some of which were featured in Food & Wine Magazine's November issue, are our grown-uppest cookies: small sweet-savory cookies meant to be had with grown-up Champagne, wine or cocktails. They're chic and sophisticated and, packed in their clear tubes wtih our great-looking logo, very, very giftable.
Available starting NOW! the cookies come in the following flavors:
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