The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

milk martini with a cookie garnish…


I think the bartender in me came out in this set of photos. That and I was going to see the Sex & the City movie that evening…so I might have had Cosmpolitans and martinis on the brain. I came up with the martini idea the night before when I couldn’t sleep because of all the cookie dough and cookies I’d eaten at 11:30 at night.

These are peanut butter chocolate chip cookies…made because of a late night request from the boyfriend. I worked a double shift and got home and he wanted dessert. The strawberry jam bars on the counter apparently weren’t good enough. Nor were the fresh strawberries and Cool Whip in the fridge. He wanted cookies. After triple checking to make sure he wasn’t going to be asleep before I finished baking them, I relented and made the cookies.

The recipe for these is from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours. I checked it out from the library and kind of wanted to buy it…and miraculously it was marked down to $12.99 when I looked at‘s bargain books last week. So I own it now. If it’s still on sale at amazon, buy it! (Whoa, I just tried to find the link to the cookbook on amazon and their site is mysteriously unavailable. Weird.)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I didn’t change the recipe at all other than to add a handful of peanut butter chips in addition to the semi-sweet chocolate chips. I did purposely underbake the cookies because we like them better that way.


  1. that’s exactly how i like my chocolate chip cookies to look. not too fat, not too thin–perfect. and your cookie-garnished milk martini is brilliant! :)

  2. This is seriously the cutest idea I’ve ever seen!

  3. Hi, found your blog via Foodgawker. You’ve got some great stuff. The cookies just made my stomach growl :)

  4. That is a great photo!
    And just another excuse to eat a chocolate chip cookie between meals (now THAT is happy hour!)

  5. Aw. This is incredibly cute. All I could think of is how fun that milk and cookie presentation is!

  6. Don’t you just love these cookies?! I made them the night that I bought my book and have never looked back. They are really the perfect cookie.

  7. I love that milk martini picture!! very creative!!

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