THE Cookie of All Cookies!

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Sep 12, 2016 // By:Robin // 1 comment

And I do mean THE cookie.  The big one.  The queen mother of all cookies.  “The Nora Ephron” peanut butter cookie.  Oh, it still brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.

I had a request to make some cookies for one of Keith’s co-workers.  As he described how this gentleman had gone above-and-beyond, I knew that I simply could not settle for a basic cookie recipe.  (Not that there is anything wrong with that, mind you.)  I started going through the cookbooks I had on hand.  One after a another, marking pages for potential cookies.    Then I remembered a recent Seattle trip and the deliciousness that awaited us at the Tom Douglas restaurants.  I’ve personally tried four of them, and I only wish that I lived closer.  I would eat there e-v-e-r-y night… and day… and lunch… and snack… and… well, you get the picture, and I digress.  I pulled out the Dahlia Cafe Cookbook.

In it, I found two recipes: All-American Chocolate Chunk Cookies – and – “The Nora Ephron” peanut butter sandwich, aka THE cookie.

These cookies were so good that I had to immediately make a second batch.  Keith and I practically devoured the entirety of the first batch.  I also made a tray of a slightly burnt (sorry, Tom) cookies for a colleague of mine.  I was later told, “I don’t know whether I like you or hate you right now.  Those cookies were so good I ate them all in one sitting.”  Or something to that effect.  But she was right.  This is the perfect culmination of a peanut butter version of Little Debbie oatmeal cookie who fell in love and procreated with a Nutter Butter!  I’m drooling just thinking about it.

So here is the link to the recipe:  Tom Douglas’ Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, aka “The Nora Ephron”.  The story doesn’t end there.  Why would it, right?

Friends and family know that I love to collect autographs.  It’s that brief encounter with greatness.  The chance to share one’s appreciation for the talent freely given to us all.  I can count only a few times when I have been called to write a thank you note to an artist, and this was number three.  I looked up the web address and wrote a note to Tom (we are, indeed, on a first name basis now) to thank him and his staff for sharing their talents and delicious goodies.  I told him how this one recipe was certainly something special and brightened quite a few Texas days.  I did this halfway thinking that my note would end up in a pile of junk mail.  I never dreamed that Tom would actually read it, much less respond!



Longer story made somewhat shorter, I now have this treasure of an autograph!

I cannot wait to make another trip to Seattle.  You bet I will visit Tom’s restaurants and hopefully get to thank him personally.

So, Tom, make a note:  Robin will soon be bringing you a little Texas bourbon.

Until next time…








About Robin

So what do I do? I am a librarian by degree, a data geek - er Institutional Researcher by profession, an all-around Arts lover and a home cook by passion. It's all about having fun and spreading happiness.

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