Our friends at FoodNetwork.com and Yahoo! Shine have put together the Great Virtual Cookie Swap of 2011, dozens of recipes from some of the best food sites, below. We we so psyched to be invited, because it also happens that this week, Gilt Taste is hanging out with Christina Tosi and the Momofuku Milk Bar team. Each day, Christina or one of her pastry sous chefs will share some of their dearest family cookie recipes. Have fun sugar-buzzing through the holidays! - Ed.
Sesame Ginger Rice Krispies Treats
Makes approx 100 bars
Helen Jo, Milk Bar’s "resident supermodel," grew up with her mom's healthy treats made with whole puffed wheat (boring!). These days, she mixes them up with a warm dose of ginger and toasted sesame seeds. The result is the perfect no-bake holiday cookie, with a nutty note from the sesame, and a wonderful warmth and spice from the ginger.
1½ tablespoons white sesame seeds
1½ tablespoons black sesame seeds
2½ tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon ginger juice (or ½ tablespoon powdered ginger)
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
⅛ tesapoon salt
- Butter a shallow pan (a 13-by-9-by-2 inch pan works well) or line it with wax paper, and set aside. Toast the black and white sesame seeds in a heavy saute pan over low heat (about 2 to 3 minutes), stirring frequently to get an even golden color on the white sesame seeds, and dump into a large mixing bowl.
- In a large sauce pan, melt the butter and add the ginger and marshmallows, and cook until thoroughly melted. Remove the saucepan from the burner.
- Add the cereal, salt and melted marshmallow mix to the mixing bowl with the sesame, and combine until everything is well coated.
- Spread and press mixture into the pan. When it's cool, cut into bite-size bars and enjoy.
More Milk Bar:
And for the fabulous cookie swap!:
All You Magazine: Pecan Honey Diamonds
Oprah.com: Sugar Cookies
Liquor.com: Drink in the Holidays
Cooking Light: Iced Sugar Cookies
MyRecipes.com: Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Food52: Ginger Spiced Molasses Sugar Cookies
Cooking Channel: The White House’s Molasses Spice Cookies “Gingersnaps”
BlogHer: Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies
CafeMom: Marvelous Mini Apple Crisp Cookies
The Daily Meal: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Food Republic: Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookies
EatingWell: 5 Tips for Perfect Gingerbread Cookies
Redbook Magazine: Candy Cane Cookies
Gourmet Live: Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies
AP/ J.M. Hirsch: Ginger Fig Crumb Bars
Fox News: White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Epicurious: Italian Almond Cookies
Big Girls Small Kitchen: Cowboy Cookies
FN Dish: Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip-Bacon Cookies
Yahoo! Shine: Nutmeg Rosettes
Food & Wine: Chocolate-Espresso Snowballs
YumSugar: Coconut Date Balls
Photos by Tejal Rao