My mother-in-law has two great traditions for Mother's Day. We always eat soft shell crabs for dinner. It's the beginning of the season and I love how she prepares them: lightly dredged in flour, salt, garlic, pepper, and paprika. More importantly, we spend the afternoon have our annual cook-off. Previous years have the crowning of the spinach pie champion, the burrito champion, the pie champion, and others. This year, I was crowned chocolate cookie champion.
My cookies (which I just dropped off in the Squarespace kitchen) are a variation on the Momofuko Compost Cookie. The cookie is fairly light, but crunchy, and the flexibility of the recipe let's you make whatever you want. I have a big sweet/salt tooth so I used pretzels, sea salted caramel and more.
Recipe to come.