What makes Oreo cookies black – On cocoa powder science

Oreo cookies are that type of cookie that’s combined with everthing and used for all sorts of baked goods. There’s Oreo cookie ice cream, Oreo cookie pie crust, etc. The super black outer cookie with the snow white gooey inside make it look different than a lot of cookies out …

14x Cookie Science – A roundup

Recently I was reminded of my challenge to find the perfect cookie. Which, I must admit, I didn’t manage to do. There are just too many options. Nevertheless, it is nice to investigate the effect of butter, eggs, flour, etc. on your ultimate cookie. The ‘science of cookies’ has been investigated …

Making cookies with short crust pastry – Trinidadian Kurma

Since I miserably failed making a short crust pastry and ever since I found out how to fix it, I’ve been making far too many short crust pastries! I’ve made a chocolate tart, with short crust pastry, a chicken and leek pie, with short crust pastry, a beef pie, with …

Ultimate cookie – 6 – Soft peanut butter cookie

Yes, it’s time to bake cookies again! Let’s continue looking for that ultimate cookie… After testing a white chocolate macademia cookie and pepernoten, it’s time for peanut butter cookies. I have never made peanut butter cookies before so I’m pretty curious. Actually peanut butter here in the Netherlands, and I …

Ultimate cookie series – 5 – Shortbread basics

In my Ultimate Cookies Series I’m trying to find the ultimate cookie recipe (or maybe 2 or 3 or …). In previous posts I focussed on describing cookie baking experiments, for instance with chocolate macademia cookies, or with Dutch ‘pepernoten’. Now it’s time to go back to the basics. Let’s …

TaaiTaai – Dutch Winter Snack

In the Netherlands the 5th of December is one of the most exciting days in the year for kids. On this day Sinterklaas comes by all children and gives them presents. It’s similar to Santa Claus with Christmas, but our Sinterklaas arrives in the country 3 weeks before the 5th …

Ultimate cookie series – 4 – crispy, crunchy pepernoten

Here in the Netherlands it is nearly Sinterklaas again, you might be asking yourselves, Sinterklaas, are you sure you don’t mean Santa Claus? But no, it’s sinterklaas, although I think sinterklaas and santa claus are somewhat related. Sinterklaas is a typical Dutch feast during which Sinterklaas, an old man, brings …