I’m Idaho, or Practice these before Giving them as Gifts

Over the past year, I’ve been working through a cookbook my wife bought me for Christmas – a very dangerous cookbook called the DIY Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen. I’ve reviewed it in stages here on this blog. But I want here to zero in on one recipe: chocolate sandwich cookies.

One promise the book makes is to replicate all the brand-name preservative-laden junk Americans buy at the supermarket, using simple ingredients. I say ‘junk’ as though these people condemned the stuff, but quite obviously they don’t. From ketchup to peanut butter to American cheese slices, they glory in the contents of the stereotypical suburban larder. And one place where I met their enthusiasm is the Oreo cookie. Continue reading