1. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 8:07 am

    The Jacques Torres NY Times cookie is one of the first things I baked from scratch too and my husband still asks about them – haha. I try to tell him that it is good to try different things but they are so so good. These sound like a delicious new combination! Congrats on the new digs 🙂

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Yes!!! They’re amazing, aren’t they? When they’re that good, it’s pretty hard to branch out … hehe. Thanks so much, Leah!

  2. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 8:50 am

    So glad your new place feels like home already! And can you imagine how awesome it will feel when the whole apartment is filled with wonderful aromas of baked goods? I think it will make you fall in love with your new home even more deeply than you already have. And I truly can’t wait to see how you capture that new light…exciting!
    These cookies look fabulous! I’ve heard of Jacques Torres’ famous 36-hour cookies but haven’t yet managed to bake a batch of them. Thanks for the reminder!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 12, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      This direct light is a whole different beast! I’ve gotten so used to knowing which times I need to aim for that I’m all confused xD Plus now I’m trying to grow some herbs on the windowsills (that our friends bequeathed to us). Times are strange and changing. Hehe. Hope you try his cookies, Sini! They’re truly amazing. And thank you as always for your sweet words 🙂

  3. cakeoversteak says:

    June 11, 2014 at 8:52 am

    These cookies sound so interesting! And I love the photos, as usual. Great light. Can’t wait to see what you produce in your new apartment! I’m glad you didn’t go too far so I can still hang out with you in Brooklyn sometime. I hope your oven starts working for you soon. 🙂

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      YES! We still absolutely have to make it happen — as long as we’re in NY, we’ll be in BK, so you’ll know where to find us 🙂 Thanks so much, Sara!

  4. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 10:03 am

    What a combination! I am a big fan of NY times cookie and I am all the way from Australia. Nothing is better than feeling like you are truely breaking in your new house. You have truly made your new place a home; I am sure new memories will be formed with your family here with or without your baked goods. 😉

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Belinda! And so excited to see you here — I love love love your blog and all your gorgeous creations 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  5. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Oh HELLO thanks for the lovely link love <333 Okay first of all, I love this (I am so afraid of change so it's a constant struggle to remember that change is GOOD! This is awesome!) and second of all, I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING WITH ALL THIS NEW LIGHT. (!!!!!!) Can't. Wait. Ugh I'm so sad your stove is broken!!! I hope it gets fixed soon, but I also love that you and Bowl #2 are being so positive about it (delivery pizza YES!). Because pizza is amazing. And so are you. Yay for new moves! <3

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 12, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Hahaha omg Erika you are THE best. This comment put such a smile on my face yesterday morning <3 <3 What's also the best is that green smoothie recipe -- SO so good!!! I just recently got into making smoothies at home and now I'm so hooked. I have a "march of bananas" of my own going on right now. (Loved your writing in that article, too! You rock.) I need to get some of that protein powder for extra oomph. Thanks for such sweet words, lady!!

  6. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 10:50 am

    That’s so exciting to hear about your amazing new apartment (except for the leaky gas thing, of course). What great friends!! White chocolate cookies are just the best. You don’t see them too often, but they’re my personal favorite. Especially coming from you 🙂

  7. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Wonderful!! I love that you added the rosemary in these — so so tempting! I don’t have any white chocolate in the house, ahk. Moving house is such a monumental task, an uprooting — I’m so glad you made the change and that you’re so happy with everything! Congratulations, and once your oven comes back to life I can’t wait to follow along with more of your delicious treats 🙂

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Aw, thank you so much for such kind words, Sophie!!! You should definitely try rosemary in cookies 🙂 I’m addicted to just a touch of it in sweets.

  8. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Did the gas company guy make ‘THAT FACE’ when you asked “But … are you sure I can’t just use the stove? You know? … I can picture this in my head even though I was’t there 🙂

    I can’t wait to see your photos with all the wonderful light. Wait until the oven got fixed!!! OMG, it’s going to be awesome 🙂 Would you give us ‘a tour’ of your new place once you are done decorating?

    btw, I am sharing this recipe with my friends in Thailand. It looks too good to not share 🙂

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      HAHA he sure did. Oops 😉 And ahh, so sweet of you to share! I’m glad that it has such a lofty foundation from Jacques Torres or else I’d be nervous 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind words, Pang!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 18, 2014 at 12:55 am

      Thanks so much, Nora!! I came home last Friday night to a brand-new range — best end to the week EVER!

  9. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    this morning, i was just thinking to myself, ooh, maybe cynthia posted today…i hope, i hope! and….YOU DID!! what a lovely way to start my day 🙂

    so happy the two of you are settling in so superbly. i can just imagine you guys on your squishy couch together.

    these cookies look bomb. i can just imagine that chewy, caramelized deliciousness. can’t wait to see you work your magic in your new kitchen!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 18, 2014 at 12:57 am

      Steph, you’re just so sweet!!! This comment made my day <3 <3 If you're ever in NY, there's a spot on the squishy couch reserved just for you :):):)

  10. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Congrats on the new apartment! it sounds fabulous!!! and these cookies. . oh my! rosemary browned butter?! rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. . these cookies make me so happy. can’t wait to try this!

  11. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    the 36hour cookies are my favorite cookies, i’ve made gluten free, dairy free, and vegan versions, usually DOUBLING the recipe so i can keep them on hand in the freezer. you show great restraint and good sense to halve the recipe instead.

    here’s to happy changes!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      So freaking impressed with all these variations, Lan!! And I love that you keep some on hand in the freezer — I need to do that next time!

  12. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Yay! Congrats for the awesome new move!! And glad the move was worth it! Light and shelves in a NY apartment are always such a good thing. Can’t wait to see a new post in a new place! 😀

    And I sincerely hope your oven gets back to proper functioning. You need that. WE need you to need that.

    That said, rosemary brown butter and white chocolate sounds insanely good. May all the culinary gods bless you, Cynthia. <3

  13. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    yay for change! but yuck to non-working, possibly exploding ovens 🙁 i totally agree, sometimes a move, or a change in life is so super necessary – but also be a bit scary. sounds like the natural light situation you got over there is a dream! can i borrow some!?

    glad you two are settling in and enjoying it all!

    and your description of these cookies literally had me drooling – caramel-y notes, white choc., sweet-savory flavors!? all sounds lovely! xo

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      Yes!!! This direct light is a strange new beast for sure. Although the lack of it does make summers easier — it looks like we’re going to have to crank the AC a lot more this time around. Can’t wait to meet you next week, Lindsey!!!!

  14. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I love using herbs in my desserts, especially rosemary. It adds such a savoury, fresh, bright flavour. These cookies are gorgeous, girl, and hallelujah for more natural light! I sadly moved from an apartment with floor to ceiling windows facing west to a house surrounded by giant trees, facing north ‘n south (meaning we get no direct sunlight inside). Boo. The only good thing about all this shade is that our house is nice ‘n cool, whereas the apartment felt like a freaking oven in the summer. Speaking of ovens, I hope yours gets fixed asap. I can’t imagine living without it!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Oh my god, I feel you so hard on this direct light business! We just did the exact opposite, funnily enough — the new place has the giant west-facing windows and the old place was north and south. We used to marvel at how naturally cool our place was even when it was almost 100 out! You win some, you lose some. 🙂 Thanks so much, Nance! Hope you’re doing amazingly <3

  15. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I know exactly what you meant about how difficult it can be to move house – to me there’s always something really unsettling about the whole process. But it’s usually always for the better, and I’m so glad you’re happy in your new place! Light, shelves, and cookies? Sounds perfect! (even if they’re from a while ago)

  16. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I hate moving. So much work and so much change, but in the end I always love it!! Congrats on the new apartment, so exciting!!
    And the cookies look like perfection!

  17. says:

    June 12, 2014 at 5:09 am

    When we moved into our new flat last year, we didn’t have a kitchen for a month so we became on similarly good terms with our pizza delivery guy 😉 It did make that first meal that I was able to cook extra special though and that was when I truly started to feel at home and knew that we’d made the right move. Here’s to many happy years of baking in your new place!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 19, 2014 at 12:05 am

      No kitchen for a whole month!! Ahhh. Thank goodness that’s over — and yes, I totally agree the first meal is so special! 🙂 (Even if it’s just instant ramen… hehe!) CAN’T WAIT to meet you next week!!!!

  18. says:

    June 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Ohh, I love this post so much! It’s crazy how much can change and yet how the anticipation is always so much scarier than the change itself. You two definitely deserve all that open light and space! It’s also impressive that you’re keeping up with le blog in the midst of moving–I turn into a total bull-vision monomaniac whenever it comes to moving time. And this cookie recipe, ya killed it, girl! Looks amazing.

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      Aw, thank you so much, Ala!! 🙂 I definitely owe it to B2, who let me shoot food while he actually did the productive things like… pack. haha 😉

  19. says:

    June 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Rosemary is my sister-herb & cookies…well, we’ve been tight since childhood. Yes. Yes!! Great way to balance white chocolate’s boom. 🙂

    Congrats on the move & the discovery of precious new light!!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      Oh Kristan, you’re great!!! Thank you so much for such sweet comments, you make me smile every time 🙂

  20. says:

    June 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    The JT cookies are one of my absolute favorite recipes – I love what you did with them! That rosemary brown butter sounds awesome! Congrats on the new apartment – what a fun new change for you two! It sounds so great!!

  21. says:

    June 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Moving is soo annoying, but at least it promotes getting rid of old stuff you don’t need! Other than the fact that the new place is almost always better than the old! 🙂
    That is such an interesting flavor combination! I bet it tastes delicious!

  22. says:

    June 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I can’t tell you how many different apartments we’ve moved into during our NY time. At one time we were living in an apartment the size of a nutmeg on 13th and 8th ave without elevator, and I literally “kicked” our luggages and boxes down the staircase to “move” them…. Aaaaah… youth….

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Bahahaha this brought the best mental image to my mind, ever. But also, woe that our NY time didn’t overlap. Someday…!

  23. says:

    June 13, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Oh I’m so glad to have found your lovely blog – these cookies are simply gorgeous, what wonderful ingredients and flavors!

  24. says:

    June 14, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Sometimes, we think about moving. We think about buying a new house surrounded with trees instead of neighbours. Then we think about the packing… But now that I know there are cookies and light and the end of the tunnel? I’m thinking we should hit some open houses this weekend.

    {Also, there have been huge crews of dirty men digging up the sewer lines two doors up. Apparently the infrastructure here is 60 years old, so the pipes are all… exploding. I refuse to bake with poop in our basement.}

  25. Rach says:

    June 14, 2014 at 8:55 am

    So I made these cookies and they’re absolutely AMAZING!! But I don’t quite get why they have to sit so long—does it have to do with the flavor or the dough?

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 19, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Ahhh, I’m so glad you liked them!!!! That makes my day! 🙂 It’s an interesting question as to why they need to sit — I’ve seen discussions that say that the wait time allows the moisture from the wet ingredients to fully disperse through the cookie, others that speculate that it gives time for gluten development or firms up the cookie, still others that say it allows a greater depth and marriage of all the flavors … All of which is probably true to some extent 🙂 At the same time, I’ve also seen other discussions that say it doesn’t matter and may actually make the cookie greasier. I think giving it at least a little rest — an hour, maybe — is best, but maybe not mandatory if you’re in a hurry 🙂

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  27. says:

    June 17, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Ah, those cookies! I absolutely love brown butter, and the combination with rosemary ánd white chocolate ánd almonds must be amazing! Hope you’ll soon feel completely at home at your new place and discover how everything works out there (:

  28. says:

    June 19, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Gosh! Looking at these pictures makes me want to push my plain lunch, run off to Millie’s Cookies to grab a bag of white chocolate cookies and have that instead 🙁 lol. Hopefully, one day I will try out this recipe as the finished result looks incredibly yummy!! Hope your new place has begun to feel like home 😉

    Mo x

  29. says:

    July 1, 2014 at 2:19 am

    wow what a great flavour combination idea, your photography makes the recipe so much more tempting too! will definitely be testing out this recipe. thanks!

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