Triple-threat Chocolate Cookies
Prepare to abandon all restraint when you try one of these cookies, made with melted chocolate and chocolate chips in the batter and layered with a chocolate ganache filling. Kir Jensen of the Sugar Cube (now part of the team at Two Tarts Bakery) calls them her secret weapon. The cookies are most irresistible if they’re still soft after baking; test-bake one to judge how long they take in your oven.
Buckwheat Belgian Waffles
These crunchy babies, from Nancye Benson of Moxie Rx, are incredibly light. She lets the batter stand overnight on the counter for slightly sour waffles. We also loved them sweet (chill the batter to keep it from developing a tang). In summer, Benson adds seasonal toppings like plum-rose compote with mascarpone cheese.