Lately I’ve been obsessed with Amy Thielen’s cookbook, The New Midwestern Table – even thinking about cooking my way through it Julia & Julia style. Some of the ingredients and techniques in Thielen’s book are no less exotic than those in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
And she’s such a beautiful writer. I love reading her book in a few stolen minutes in the evenings.
This past weekend, I made her chocolate chip cookies. Barrak had to run to Starbucks to get a tall dark coffee for the one tablespoon of cooled coffee the recipe calls for. As Thielen advises, I made these cookies big so they’d be crispy at the edges and slightly underdone, nice and gooey in the center. There’s one other secret ingredient besides coffee: a dollop of peanut butter.
The family has been gobbling them up at night, after dinner.
Click here for the recipe.