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Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti

If you’ve been baking (or just following) along with us, you may be surprised to see Cookies cropping up now. After all, we’re just finishing the Puff Pastry section, and Cakes come next in the book. But as our friend and fellow Modern Baker Kayte pointed out to me, the holiday season is fast approaching. And since most of us bake cookies over the holidays, she suggested flip-flopping the last two sections so we could start Cookies in December.

So, we will be baking from the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section from December through May of next year. As I’ve done previously, I am allotting enough time to this section so that you can make one recipe every week (with one “bye” week) and bake all the recipes in this chapter of the book.

I post my recipes on Mondays (I call it “Modern Baker Mondays”). Even though it’s not an official part of the Challenge, it helps keep me on track to get through the chapter in the allotted time. Feel free to join me by publishing your Challenge blog posts on Mondays, too, if you’d like. And whenever you make and blog a recipe, add a note to the Comments section for that recipe so we can link to it.

So, now it’s time to leave a comment below to claim your recipes for this section. There are plenty to go around, and I suspect most of us will end up as the official blogger for several recipes. If you want to claim more than one recipe, feel free. If we run short on recipes (not likely), I might ask you to give up your second (or third) choice so someone else can blog it.

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1. teaandscones - July 16, 2012
2. teaandscones - May 22, 2012
3. Cornmeal & Pine Nut Biscotti {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - April 9, 2012

[...] recipe is part of the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of the Modern Baker Challenge. Check out the challenge page to see what other bakers [...]

4. Spicy Hazelnut Biscotti {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - March 26, 2012

[...] I present to you the first biscotti recipe in the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of the Modern Baker Challenge. Unlike the biscotti regina I made back in January, which was [...]

5. Melting Moments {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - March 19, 2012

[...] cornstarch as flour didn’t give me any comfort, either. But this was the next recipe in the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section, so for better or worse, I was going to make [...]

6. Margaret - March 12, 2012
7. Macadamia Shortbreads {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - March 12, 2012

[...] was hopeful that this week’s Modern Baker Challenge cookie would make up for the tuile disaster and the fussy thumbprint cookies. Since it’s a [...]

8. Cappuccino Thumbprint Cookies {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - March 5, 2012

[...] The Modern Baker, by Nick Malgieri and is part of the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of the Modern Baker Challenge. Share [...]

9. Lemon & Almond Tuiles {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - February 27, 2012

[...] next recipe in the Cookies, Bars & Biscotti section of the Modern Baker Challenge is a classic French cookie with a bit of classic French [...]

10. Lemon Poppy Seed Drops {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - February 20, 2012

[...] recipe can be found in the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of The Modern Baker, by Nick Malgieri. If you want to add a great baking book to your [...]

11. Butterscotch Chocolate Chunk Cookies {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - February 13, 2012

[...] is the next recipe in the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of the Modern Baker Challenge. I’ve bake these cookies twice already, in part because [...]

12. Espresso Walnut Meringues & Cinnamon Meringues {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - February 6, 2012

[...] could change my mind, it would be Nick Malgieri. Besides, these meringues were up next in the Modern Baker Challenge, so I was going to make them, like it or [...]

13. Melanie - February 1, 2012
14. teaandscones - January 30, 2012
15. Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chunk Bars {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - January 30, 2012

[...] is the last bar cookie recipe in the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of the Modern Baker Challenge. If you don’t like coconut, you won’t like these [...]

16. Chaya - January 24, 2012

Hi, I have not been around for a while. I left when I hurt my arm and just never got back. I am presently baking for the troops so cookies would make my life easier. If there is no problem, I will bake as a Modern Baker.

I had let go of most of my commitments so I am free to join a baking group. If there is any problem, please let me know. Otherwise, I am baking with you. Thanks.

17. {Modern Baker} Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chunk Bars « Tea and Scones - January 24, 2012

[...] know several of the Modern Challenge Bakers have already made these so check them out and visit The Modern Baker Challenge – Cookies.And if you want to join in the fun, contact us. This recipe is on page 277 of Malgieri’s the [...]

18. {Malgieri Monday: Modern Baker} Raisin Pecan Spice Bars « Tea and Scones - January 23, 2012

[...] are one of 25 cookies found in the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of… ..and visit The Modern Baker Challenge – Cookies. Advertisement GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); [...]

19. Sara - January 22, 2012
20. kclever - January 16, 2012

Espresso Walnut Meringues are ready to be posted at threecleversisters.com (from Karen)

21. Sour Cream Brownies & Caramel Crumb Bars {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - January 16, 2012

[...] it was not at all unusual for me to decide to bake Sour Cream Brownies and Caramel Crumb Bars from the Cookies, Bars & Biscotti section of The Modern Baker on the [...]

22. {Modern Baker Challenge} Caramel Crumb Bars « Tea and Scones - January 16, 2012

[...] the caramel was deep, dark, and delicious. If you want to see the other’s Crumb Bars, visit The Modern Baker Challenge – Cookies.And if you want to join in the fun, contact us. Advertisement GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); [...]

23. nancyo - January 15, 2012
24. Honey Peanut Wafers {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - January 15, 2012

[...] I scanned through the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of The Modern Baker, these cookies caught my eye. I mean, who wouldn’t love cookies [...]

25. Sicilian Fig Bars {ModBak} — Move Over, Newtons! « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - January 11, 2012

[...] saw this recipe in the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of The Modern Baker, I knew I wanted to make them. I love figs, and I’m especially [...]

26. Biscotti Regina {ModBak} — Not Just for Dunking « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - January 9, 2012

[...] cookies are not as sweet as others I have made thus far in the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of the Modern Baker Challenge. The recipe, which makes 40 good-sized cookies, only calls [...]

27. teaandscones - January 9, 2012
28. {Modern Baker Challenge} Three-Way Gingersnaps « Tea and Scones - January 9, 2012

[...] back to them the first of June. Until then, enjoy the 25 different cookies that will show up on the Modern Baker Challenge Website.Phyl is the official host for these cookies. So visit his blog. His are beautiful. More cookies to [...]

29. Smoked Salmon Mille-feuilles {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - December 26, 2011

[...] we have launched headlong into the Cookies, Bars & Biscotti section of the Modern Baker Challenge, I still have a few blog posts to finish up in the Puff [...]

30. Sara - December 25, 2011

I think noone has claimed the tart lime wafers. As it happens we made these yesterday. I can blog on it at some point in the next few weeks.

31. gaaarp - December 20, 2011

Hey, Bakers. Just a reminder to e-mail me at phyl(dot)law(at)gmail(dot)com with your link when you post your offical recipes. I try to check everyone’s blogs periodically, but I don’t always see your posts right away.

Thanks.

32. Melanie - December 20, 2011

Can I have the Melting Moments also, since they don’t seem to be taken? I’ve been curious about those due to their name. They don’t seem terribly fancy, but hopefully they’re melt in your mouth delicious!

gaaarp - December 20, 2011

Sure. They’re all meltingly yours!

33. Three-way Gingersnaps {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - December 19, 2011

[...] second recipe I signed up to blog for the Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti section of the Modern Baker Challenge is a modern twist on a classic: gingersnaps. What sets these [...]

34. New Orleans Praline Disks {ModBak} {Recipe} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - December 12, 2011

[...] Disks from The Modern Baker. As it happens, these were also one of my designated posts in the Cookies section of the Modern Baker Challenge. I love pralines, so I was excited to find a cookie that has [...]

35. Cocoa Nib Brownies {ModBak} « Of Cabbages & King Cakes - December 5, 2011

[...] coincides with holiday baking season, we decided to jump ahead in the book to the last section, Cookies, Bars, & Biscotti. And the first recipe in the Cookies section is Cocoa Nib [...]

36. Sara - November 27, 2011

Hey, what’s still left? Marie just made the sour cream brownies and took it up a notch by using the fudge frosting from the cake chapter.

gaaarp - November 27, 2011

Click on the About tab at the top of the page and scroll to the bottom to see what’s still available. Everything in bold is still up for grabs.

Sara - November 28, 2011

Oh, the pine nut macaroons! I will take those.

gaaarp - November 28, 2011

OK, got it. And I have Karen down for the Espresso Walnut Meringues.

37. gaaarp - November 20, 2011

We’re down to 11 recipes to be claimed. Surely you’d like to blog another one!

Click on the About tab at the top of the page and scroll to the bottom to see what’s still available.

38. Heather - November 19, 2011

I didn’t realize that everyone was picking two! I can also do the Cornmeal and Pine Nut Biscotti since it remains unclaimed. (Plus I have a big bag of pine nuts sitting around in my freezer!)

gaaarp - November 19, 2011

Sounds great! Stick around, you might get to pick a third recipe if you want to.

39. Melanie - November 18, 2011

I’ve only seen cocoa nibs one place locally and that’s at Whole Foods. They started carrying them in their bulk foods section not too long ago. Not sure, though, if all Whole Foods stores would have them.
I’m sure they can be found online somewhere I just haven’t looked into it yet.

gaaarp - November 18, 2011

They are available online. I’m hoping I can find them locally. We have a store called Earth Fare that might have them in bulk.

Abby - November 19, 2011

Thanks to Melanie’s suggestion, I stopped by Whole Foods today (much closer than the health food store Google told me about). Didn’t find them in the bulk food section, but did find a little package with their packaged dried fruit…hurray!

40. Abby - November 16, 2011

Oh man, I’ve visited this page 500 times, and I just can’t make up my mind!! I keep hoping that everyone else will pick and it will make my decision easier…they just all look so good! But here we go, I’m ready to commit: hubby picked the cocoa nib brownies for him, and I’ll pick the Viennese Punch Cookies for me because they look so cool. I’m so excited for this section!!!

gaaarp - November 16, 2011

First and last recipes — good choices! I’m excited to try that brownie recipe, but I’m not sure where to get cocoa nibs. Do you know where to find them?

Abby - November 18, 2011

I just did a Google shopping search and it popped up at some health foods store not far from here….Haven’t gone to check yet, but when I do, I’ll let you know! (That’s what took me so long to commit; they were hubby’s first choice, but I wanted to make sure I could find the nibs first.)

41. desertordessert - November 16, 2011

and out of nowhere I am back ;) We moved yet again to another state and now call Florida home and with the new home I finally have internet again. Oh how I missed the internet this past year and all of you too. I see you have been mighty busy and I have some major blogging to catch up too however i have been baking. Just made the Raisin Pecan spice bars two days ago and they are very nice especially for this time of year. So would like to continue were I left off if you would have me ;). Just let me know what’s leftover and I bake whatever and blog about it. So here I am, sleeves are rolled up my book is out and the rolling pin is ready….

gaaarp - November 16, 2011

Welcome back, Petra! You picked a great time to join us. Who doesn’t love cookies?

Click on the “About” tab at the top of the page, then scroll down to the Cookie section, and you can see at a glance what’s left. There are still a lot of recipes to choose from. Feel free to claim several of them!

42. Melanie Corley - November 15, 2011

Have the Cappuccino Thumbprint cookies been taken yet? May I have those?

Thank you!!

gaaarp - November 15, 2011

They haven’t, and you may!

43. teaandscones - November 14, 2011

Okay sign me up for the Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chunk Bars and Cramael Crumb Bars, Please.

gaaarp - November 14, 2011

OK. Got it.

44. gaaarp - November 14, 2011

I’m claiming the Praline Pecan Disks and Three-way Gingersnaps.

45. Kayte - November 12, 2011

Great timing for December through May as Matt will be down at college and cookies send down well! Then he will be home for the summer, as well as all his eating swim buddies, to eat cake! I have no real preferences as I hope to make them all…so put me wherever you need when others have claimed their favorites. Cookies are easy enough to find homes for and Mark eats them for breakfast every day, so I think I will do much better at getting it all done in this section.

gaaarp - November 12, 2011

Hope springs eternal.

Renee - November 12, 2011

We’ll hold you to that Kayte!! I want to see a post for every recipe! :-)

46. Renee - November 12, 2011

I’ll take Butterscotch Chocolate Chunk and Sour Cream Brownies.

gaaarp - November 12, 2011

Got it.

Abby - November 12, 2011

Oh my, those look sooooo good!!!

gaaarp - November 14, 2011

I made the sour cream brownies today. They are so good!!

47. Heather - November 11, 2011

Ooooh…cookies! I’ve been looking forward to this chapter! Can I have the Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Milk Chocolate Filling?

gaaarp - November 11, 2011

Absolutely!

48. nancyo - November 11, 2011

can I claim the Raisin Pecan Spice Bars? I’ve been holding that post for nearly a year!!!

gaaarp - November 11, 2011

They’re all yours!

nancyo - November 11, 2011

there are a few other ones I might be able to handle if nobody wants them – pine nut macaroons and/or espresso walnut meringues.

gaaarp - November 11, 2011

OK, thanks.


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