On Thursdays we usually get together with friends. We alternate which house we go to and the hosting family cooks dinner for the visiting family. A few weeks ago, when it was my turn to cook, everyone was lingering at my dining room table when Andrew starts asking everyone if they want dessert. With a convincing tone he explains, “They have really good cookies here!”

These cookies are pretty spectacular. They take a while to make, but if you put on a RadioLab show (I am really into RadioLab right now!) the time flies by. You start by making a chocolate dough. Then you make a simple peanut butter filling. Shape the filling into small balls, cover them with a layer of chocolate dough and bake.

It’s like homemade peanut butter cups. They are called Magic in the Middles and you can find the recipe here. You can listen to RadioLab here…and if you do both at the same time, it will make for a lovely morning.

Then your family and friends too will use their convincing voices to explain to others: “they have really good cookies here!”


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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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4 Responses to cookies

  1. Susan says:

    When I saw the title of this post I thought, “I should tell the ‘They have good cookies here!’ story in the comments.”

  2. erin says:

    They look delicious. We are big time fans of Radio Lab too. For long trips we load up the ipod with that, Says You, and This American Life.

  3. Mama V says:

    hah hah! this is awesome on so many levels.

  4. Radio Lab is a favourite here – have you discovered Freakanomics? Chocolate and peanut butter, not to mention cookies are also favourites. I like the idea of combining all three…

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