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December 19, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
To keep the dough even while rolling out your pie crusts and cut cookies, work the rolling pin in the center of the dough and don't roll all the way to the edges. You'll have greater control over the thickness of the dough if you keep the pin toward the center of the dough -- the closer you get to the rim, the more likely you are to roll the pin off the edges, flattening them and making the dough uneven. Rotate the dough a quarter-turn each time you roll to make sure the thickness remains even.
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BUSINESS
August 26, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
ConAgra foods has recalled some Kroger's chocolate chip cookie dough packages because they actually contain peanut butter cookie dough.  People with a peanut allergy are at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Sunday, but the company reported that the mix-up hasn't caused any illnesses so far.  Celebrity products: Perfume, protein pudding and more The voluntary recall affects an unspecified number of cookie dough packages...
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December 9, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
An investigation of a 2009 outbreak of E. coli traced back to raw cookie dough finds the culprit may be raw flour. A report released Friday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases provides the details of the analysis, from the first outbreaks of E. coli to interviewing patients to tracking the illnesses to raw cookie dough and trying to determine which ingredient cause the illnesses. In all, 77 patients from 30 states were affected; 35 people were hospitalized but there were no deaths.
FOOD
May 15, 2013
Mom's chocolate chip cookies Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: Makes 2 dozen cookies. Note: This recipe comes from my mother, who was a home ec teacher. It's the one she taught me and my sister, and our friends from high school -- all of whom would gather in our kitchen after school. She added the oatmeal because it was a Quaker school. My mother made these cookies with Crisco and generic bags of chocolate chips. I use unsalted butter and coarsely chopped Valrhona chocolate (71%)
BUSINESS
June 30, 2009 | Times Wire Services
A sample of raw cookie dough taken from a Nestle USA manufacturing plant last week has tested positive for E. coli, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday. The report marks the first time that the microbe linked to at least 69 cases of illness in 29 states has been found in a Nestle product since the FDA told the company it suspected consumers might have been exposed to the bacteria while eating the company's cookie dough in raw form.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Otis Spunkmeyer Inc., a fast-growing producer of frozen gourmet cookie dough, has opened a distribution center in Ventura to service its customers in Ventura County and elsewhere. The center will distribute the firm's products as far north as San Luis Obispo and as far east as Bakersfield. Spunkmeyer, based in San Leandro, sells frozen cookie and muffin dough in convenience stores and other retail outlets throughout the nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2009 | Seema Mehta
Peanut butter cookie dough sold to raise funds for several Southern California schools is being recalled because it may be tainted with salmonella, state health officials said. Contaminated peanut butter from a Georgia plant may have been used to make the frozen dough, which was distributed to schools Dec. 8 to Jan. 8 by Sweet Success Fundraising in Ontario. Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, vomiting, cramps and even death.
NATIONAL
September 2, 2009 | Lyndsey Layton
In Room 519 of Kindred Hospital, Linda Rivera can no longer speak. Her mute state, punctuated only by groans, is the latest downturn in the swift collapse of her health that began in May when she curled up on her living room couch and nonchalantly ate several spoonfuls of Nestle Toll House cookie dough. Federal health officials believe she is among 80 people in 31 states sickened by cookie dough contaminated with a deadly bacteria, E. coli O157:H7 . The infection has had an especially severe effect on Rivera and nine other victims who developed a life-threatening complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Inspection reports from a Nestle USA cookie dough factory show the company refused several times in the last five years to give Food and Drug Administration inspectors complaint logs, pest-control records and other information. The records were made public after Nestle's Toll House refrigerated, prepackaged cookie dough was discovered to be the likely culprit in an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 69 people in 29 states, according to the latest estimates. Nestle voluntarily recalled all Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products made at the Danville, Va., factory last week after the FDA told Nestle it suspected consumers might have been exposed to E. coli after eating the dough raw.
FOOD
June 9, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: The San Diego bakery the Cravory (formerly 410 Degrees) makes the most amazing cinnamon roll cookies. Any chance of getting the recipe? Many thanks! Brian Boroff San Francisco Dear Brian: These little creations, which look and taste like a cinnamon roll but are neatly compact with a cookie crumb, combine the best of both worlds. The Cravory was happy to share its recipe for cinnamon roll cookies, which we've adapted below. Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus chilling and cooling times Servings: Makes 20 to 24 cookies Note: Adapted from the Cravory in San Diego.
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
To keep the dough even while rolling out your pie crusts and cut cookies, work the rolling pin in the center of the dough and don't roll all the way to the edges. You'll have greater control over the thickness of the dough if you keep the pin toward the center of the dough -- the closer you get to the rim, the more likely you are to roll the pin off the edges, flattening them and making the dough uneven. Rotate the dough a quarter-turn each time you roll to make sure the thickness remains even.
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
In the days leading up to Hanukkah and Christmas, we've featured the recipes of this year's Holiday Cookie Bake-Off winners: cherry-pistachio rugelach, snow cookies, lemony shortbread, rosemary apricot bars, almond sweeties and more. More than 120 entries were submitted in the annual L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off this year, and readers cast more than 2,500 votes to determine the top 50 cookies. And in a final taste test, the top 10 winners were chosen and their recipes published in the L.A. Times' Saturday section.
NEWS
December 10, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Monika Csaszni of Redondo Beach was one of the 10 winners of last year's Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off with her Hungarian Isler cookies: "When I was a little girl, during the holidays we would go to my grandparents' house in the countryside. I fondly recall the magical memories of my family and the holidays that this cookie is responsible for. I can still picture my grandma in the kitchen making the cookie dough, my sister was in charge of cutting the cookies and I was responsible for the chocolate coating and decorating.
NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Michele Yockey of Arroyo Grande was one of the 10 winners of our first Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off with these Keeflees: "This recipe has been in the family for at least 115 years," she wrote. "My grandmother came from what is now the Czech Republic, and all of her recipes were stored in her head.... At the age of 20, I decided that I would hang out with Grandma in the kitchen as she cooked, in order to preserve some of her wonderful recipes. These holiday cookies were one of the many that I wrote down and have since passed on to my children.
NEWS
September 14, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Yesterday, the Test Kitchen had some fun at the L.A. County Fair, demonstrating recipes for the crowd (and then stuffing ourselves with -- er, testing -- all of the fried foods we could find). We demonstrated a pork belly banh mi -- a ciabatta roll stuffed with crunchy-tender bits of pork belly, cucumber, cilantro, a carrot and daikon radish slaw, then slathered with chipotle mayonnaise and pressed on a griddle. Then we moved on to a wonderfully refreshing watermelon salad . Only four ingredients -- watermelon, lime, fresh mint and a touch of olive oil -- it comes together in minutes and is a perfect choice for a hot summer's day!
NEWS
August 18, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
This week's SOS comes from Wenise Wong in Los Angeles: "Just back from some choice New York City restaurants and hoping to replicate in L.A.: Any chance you could get the recipe for the compost cookie from Momofuku ? Thanks for taking requests!" These cookies are like taking every single one of my favorite snacks and packaging them in a simple, compact, magical treat. Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coffee, graham cracker crust, pretzels and even potato chips are tossed in with a rich cookie dough to turn out something truly inspired.
FOOD
February 18, 2009
Cookie recipe: A recipe in the Feb. 11 Food section for hazelnut-chocolate Linzer cookies did not include a step for adding the ground hazelnuts. They should be added to the cookie dough along with the flours.
FOOD
December 28, 1997
I've been making Peanut Butter Cookie Cups ("Sneaky Cookies," Oct. 29) for years, and this is the first time I've ever seen it published. (Good thing I didn't send it in for your holiday cookie search.) Anyway, it's even easier my way. Cut the 18-ounce package of cookie dough into nine equal pieces, then in quarters and just plop the pieces in sprayed (you must spray) mini-muffin tins. No rolling is needed. By the way, peanut butter dough is next to impossible to find, but sugar cookie dough can be used.
FOOD
June 9, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: The San Diego bakery the Cravory (formerly 410 Degrees) makes the most amazing cinnamon roll cookies. Any chance of getting the recipe? Many thanks! Brian Boroff San Francisco Dear Brian: These little creations, which look and taste like a cinnamon roll but are neatly compact with a cookie crumb, combine the best of both worlds. The Cravory was happy to share its recipe for cinnamon roll cookies, which we've adapted below. Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus chilling and cooling times Servings: Makes 20 to 24 cookies Note: Adapted from the Cravory in San Diego.
NEWS
April 23, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK -- The old "contents may have shifted during flight" warning seemed especially worrying for "One Man, Two Guvnors," the London smash from the National Theatre of Great Britain that opened last week on Broadway.   Although the play by Richard Bean is a freehand adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's 18th century classic "The Servant of Two Masters," a commedia-dell'arte-inspired romp with timeless bona fides, not everyone was certain whether the production's British humor style would tickle American audiences. Well, to go by the gales of laughter pouring out of the Music Box Theatre on West 45th Street, the gags, jokes and pratfalls, under the unerring direction of Nicholas Hytner (with assistance from "physical comedy director" Cal McCrystal)
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