Dear Martha, I know everybody has gone absolutely bonkers for your new cupcake book. People love cupcakes… I get it. I enjoy a good cupcake too, but I’m really more of a cookie guy. I prefer dense, crispy, chewy cookies over the texture of cake any time. Case in point — your amazing Giant Chocolate Sugar Cookies in Martha Stewart’s Cookies. Does it get any better than these? I don’t think so. The recipe has just 1/2 cup of cocoa, but it seems like so much more because these cookies are splendidly rich.
Okay, okay, I did improvise a little. I tossed in some of those yummy butterscotch chips even though you say the cookies “don’t need any mix-ins.” And I made them a little bit smaller than you suggested (and doubled the recipe) with great success. My cookies were still huge, but maybe not gigantic. And they were perfect. So enough with the cupcake obsession. I vote for cookies. Yours truly, justcooknyc