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April 6, 2013 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I was wondering if you would be able to get the recipe for the irresistible brown butter cookie at the newly opened and darling Bittersweet Treats on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. This cookie is chewy, dense and delicious, and I would very much like to re-create it at home. Halah Hassan Pasadena Dear Halah: Browning butter will give any dish - from savory sauces to creamy icings and glazes - added depth with rich, nutty notes. These cookies are no exception.
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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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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
For a long time, Elmo was the shining star of "Sesame Street," but when the long-running kids show returns for its 44th season on Sept. 16, it's Cookie Monster who's angling to grab all the buzz (and all the cookies, of course). "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" is a new segment being introduced that will help teach pre-schoolers self-regulation. But it's also a chance for the big, blue, cookie-loving monster to get seriously hip. The first segment unveiled by the Sesame Workshop features Cookie Monster parodying Icona Pop's "I Love It!"
NEWS
April 7, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
This week's Culinary SOS request comes from Halah Hassan in Pasadena: "I was wondering if you would be able to get the recipe for the irresistible brown butter cookie at the newly opened and darling Bittersweet Treats on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. This cookie is chewy, dense and delicious, and I would very much like to re-create it at home. " Browning butter will give any dish - from savory sauces to creamy icings and glazes - added depth with rich, nutty notes. These cookies are no exception.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1992
Hillary Clinton's comment that she is not baking cookies and having teas is offensive (March 17). She should already know that there is an enormous amount of real work that goes on that is not validated by a paycheck stub. Nor is it given titles of status such as "president, attorney or chairman." The work is being done by people with titles like neighbor, friend, parent and volunteer. When there is time to bake cookies, they are not for some June Cleaver image to be presented to children arriving from school.
NEWS
October 30, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
When I saw gluten-free Joe-Joe's chocolate sandwich cookies on my last trip to Trader Joe's, I thought I'd check out some chocolate options. I easily found six in supermarkets. They're all pretty good, and some are much better than that. As is often the case, it's the consistency that differentiates these gluten-free baked foods from those made with wheat flour. But the chocolate helps. It's a strong flavor and helps to compensate for flavors our palates might not be accustomed to. Of course, for people with celiac disease, that's a small price to pay, when the tiniest bit of gluten can mean a week or more of illness.
NEWS
November 17, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
We're still standing. Barely. Food editor Russ Parsons, Web producer Jenn Harris and I met with Executive Chef Lachlan Sands and culinary student Donna Feoranzo at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena to judge the top 50 cookies from our third annual L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. Chefs and culinary students took the top recipes and have been baking all day -- I believe they started at 7 this morning. It was a tough job -- and we're still recovering from the sugar rush -- but we were able to narrow it down to choose our top 10. We'll post the top 10 cookies tomorrow.
FOOD
April 22, 2010 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
  Dear SOS: I read your column regularly, and you certainly are able to research the most difficult recipe information with success. My husband loves the Corner Bakery's large oatmeal cookies because they are so chewy and not too sweet. Please see if you can secure the balanced ingredients and directions for the recipe. Beverly Keyser Woodland Hills Dear Beverly: These generous oatmeal cookies are big on both size and flavor, sweetened with brown sugar. It may seem like there's a lot of cinnamon, but it balances nicely with the vanilla and fruit.
NEWS
April 16, 1987 | Associated Press
A truck trailer overturned and spilled 2,140 boxes of cookies onto California 99 early today. The truck driver was uninjured when his trailer fishtailed and flipped at high speed, splattering cookies over a long stretch of the roadway near Pixley in southern Tulare County. Northbound traffic was detoured onto county roads around the wreck 125 miles north of Los Angeles for almost six hours after the 3:30 a.m. accident.
FOOD
August 2, 2013
Total time: 2 hours, plus resting and overnight drying time Servings: About 4 dozen 3-inch cookies Note: From Noelle Carter. Springerle molds can be found at Sur La Table and select cooking and baking supply stores, and online at cookiemold.com , houseonthehill.net , lacuisineus.com and fantes.com . Anise extract can be found at cooking and baking supply stores, as well as select Jon's Markets. 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon anise extract 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, loosely packed 4 cups (1 pound)
FOOD
August 2, 2013
Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus chilling time (up to 1 week) for the dough Servings: 3 1/2 dozen Note: From Amy Scattergood. 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon baking soda 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap) 1 egg 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda.
FOOD
August 2, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, plus overnight chilling time Servings: Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies Note: From Donna Deane 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup finely chopped peanuts 1 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate 1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
FOOD
August 2, 2013
Strawberry-rhubarb stained-glass cookies Total time: 3 hours Servings: About 20 cookies Note: From Mary Ellen Rae in the Times Test Kitchen. Make the jam ahead so it can chill. The cookies can be stored airtight for several days in the refrigerator. Jam 1 cup diced rhubarb 1 cup diced strawberries 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons water 1. Combine the rhubarb, strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat until the fruit softens and breaks down, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
NEWS
July 12, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
If you're on the lookout for gluten-free products, you might just pass Moshe Groshkowsky's store right by, because it's called Sugar Free Markets . But that would be a mistake. Because inside the store, in a small Woodland Hills shopping center, you'll find gluten-free pita, which he bakes and brings to the market hot every day, as well as cupcakes, cookies, blintzes and more. His store is one of the few in the area that stock all-gluten-free food. Groshkowsky had worked as a general contractor, baking for his family on the side.
SCIENCE
June 28, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Public schoolchildren have exactly one more school year to buy high-calorie sandwich cookies and sugary energy drinks from vending machines and snack bars at school. Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, public schools across the country will have to comply with new standards for snacks sold on their campuses. Those new standards include limits on calorie, fat, sodium and sugar for all foods and drinks sold during the day at 100,000 schools. Doughnuts and cookies will be out, baked chips and granola bars will be in. Sugary drinks like fruit punch and sports drinks will be replaced by no-calorie flavored water and diet sodas.
FOOD
December 15, 2011 | By the Food staff, Los Angeles Times
Many hands help make holiday cookies. That's true when you're gathered with family and friends and vats of colored icing. It's true when you're running a contest for cookie recipes, when it takes thousands of readers, dozens of cooking school students and five hungry judges to choose the best. And, it turns out, that's even true if you're one of the winners. This year's Holiday Cookie Bake-Off attracted nearly 200 recipe entries. More than 7,000 votes were cast by readers on our Facebook page.
IMAGE
June 23, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
As one of a new generation of fine jewelry designers making the heirlooms of tomorrow, Irene Neuwirth is living the California dream. In 13 years, she has gone from stringing vintage glass beads together in her Malibu apartment to having the top-selling fine jewelry brand at Barneys New York. Her jewelry sparkles on red carpets alongside that from such heavyweights as Harry Winston and Cartier. (In the last few months, Busy Philipps wore an Irene Neuwirth necklace to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Julianne Moore a matched set of emerald bracelets to the Met Gala and Julia Louis-Dreyfus onyx earrings to the Critics' Choice TV Awards.)
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