During F&W Cookie Week, some of our favorite digital contributors are sharing their best holiday cookie recipes in a virtual swap. Post your favorite baking experiments on Instagram using #FWCookie. Here, beautiful Crack Cookies by White on Rice Couple's Todd Porter and Diane Cu.
There’s good food, and then there’s great food. Recipes that we can’t live without or that just blow everyone’s socks off are what we all label as “crack.” The reference is about addiction to crazy-great food: dishes that end up as only crumbs on the plate. These vanilla-chocolate crack cookies are just the type of dish that lives up to it name, and a dangerous obsession. When we serve these cookies, we attach a disclaimer to the plate or bag: Warning: These Are Addictive.
Soft, crumbly, melt-in-your mouth chocolate cookies are treats that make everyone happy. It’s not often that we find someone who doesn’t like a great, soft chocolate cookie, so these are our go-to cookies that serve many purposes. When there are new neighbors, we welcome them to the ’hood with a platter. If our mailman or UPS guy is working hard and delivering heavy packages to us, we’ll send out a thank-you in a bag of crack cookies. Need to apologize to someone? These are the perfect catalysts to start the conversation again and to admit that you screwed up.