Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Nine of my personal top ten from Maida Heatter's Book of Great Cookies
Oh what a struggle! Limiting the list to ten was actually the easy part, ranking them was near impossible. I have a feeling if I did this again in a day or so, the order would be very different. The nine runners-up are pictured above and listed below. Top Cookie (which after all the angst was the one thing I was sure about) is pictured below. If there's one thing I've learned after making and serving all these cookies, it's that everyone has a different idea about what makes a good cookie. I doubt anyone else would choose the same cookies I did for their own personal top ten, but I'm certain any cookie lover will find at least one to love on this list...
10. Austrian Walnut Crescents
9. Plain Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
8. Tijuana Fiesta Cookies
7. Chocolate Mint Sticks
5. Pumpkin Rocks
4. Viennese Chocolate Walnut Bars
3. Texas Cowboy Bars
and drumroll please! Top Cookie is...........
1. Big Newtons!!!!!!!
By the way, I just discovered that Jessica's Biscuit redesigned their site and all the links in my past Mondays with Maida posts to the "old book" are now obsolete. They still carry the book though, and I've put the updated link at the top of this post. For under $13, it's a steal - I think I can say that with authority :)
Don't forget to post your guesses in the comments by Thursday night - see here and here for more details.
Finally, huge thanks to the members of the cookie panel past and present. They did what I couldn't - rate the cookies - and in the process made it fun for everyone. So, thank you Phil, Suzanne, Denny, Laura, Terri, Drucie and Herman - I honestly couldn't have done it without you!! (And don't forget about their Top Ten list, which is quite different from mine.)