For all the dads out there who love cookies (which has to be pretty much all dads) and especially for my dad, who loves all cookies indiscriminately, I present to you the ultimate in edible gifts: 10 genius cookies—from a salty-sweet genre-defying shortbread to the butteriest chewy-crisp macaroons, and not one but two kinds of chocolate chip. Happy Father's Day to all, from me and the geniuses.
The Genius Desserts cookbook is here! With more than 100 of the most beloved and talked-about desserts of our time (and the hidden gems soon to join their ranks) this book will make you a local legend, and a smarter baker to boot.
I'm an ex-economist, ex-Californian who moved to New York to work in food media in 2007. Dodgy career choices aside, I can't help but apply the rational tendencies of my former life to things like: recipe tweaking, digging up obscure facts about pizza, and deciding how many pastries to put in my purse for "later."