Monday October 10, 2011

A little too Raph (batch, please)

A few weeks ago, Rosco came back from Carbondale to shoot a wedding in Lexington. While in town, we made a photo-date to work on a project for my column on Serious eats. We had a great time photographing cookies for Make Your Own (Better) Soft Batch Cookies, but during the photo shoot we got a little off track pursuing a. . . side quest.

As Rosco ate one of my Mock Batch Cookies he said, “These are soft. Like, a little too soft.”

I replied, “Yeah, and kinda generic flavor.”

Rosco nodded, “A little too generic.”

And all I can say is this: if you don’t understand how that conversation inevitably led to the following photo, no amount of explaination will help. You just won’t get it. But, if the phrase, “a little too Raph” means anything to you, dude that’s radical.

Welcome to the club. a little too Raph

But while we’re still turtle loving kids at heart, our palates have grown up and we need more than the signature Soft Batch je nais se crap. So I invented the Soft Batch’s evil, indulgent twin.

Same ultra soft texture, but upgraded with vanilla bean, brown butter, dark chocolate chunks, and Frangelico.

ninja turtle cookies

So whip up a batch of Batches, pour yourself a glass of milk and enjoy.

Mock Batch Cookies
Better Batch Cookies

posted byStellaand filed under:  Cookies  Sideshow Photos

20 comments and counting

Oct 10, 2011 · 12:38 PM

yum. my brother loved TMNT when he was little. I always had to be on the look out for one projectile flying through the air at my head or played the rockem sockem robots version with him till their heads popped off. oh memories. Time goes by too fast. these cookies look fantastic not to mention the awesome pictures

thanks for sharing.

 · Kimberly (unrivaledkitch) ·

Oct 10, 2011 ·  1:44 PM

Love your tasty upgrade to these cookies! I am open to various textures when it comes to cookies, so these soft ones are something that is agreeable. Right now-TMNT or not-I am ready to steal one of these!

 · Tina@flourtrader ·

Oct 10, 2011 ·  6:53 PM

Going to have to show this to my husband. He loves TMNT.

 · Adrienne ·

Oct 10, 2011 ·  7:25 PM

Love the photos.

 · Christine ·

Oct 11, 2011 ·  6:34 AM

Stella, that is too funny! They look great and your photos are fabulous.

 · Jill Colonna ·

Oct 11, 2011 ·  9:03 AM

Those cookies look perfect, like they came out of a box! Haha I actually have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles song on my iPod.

 · Jessica ·

Oct 11, 2011 ·  9:10 PM

A post even my husband will appreciate…he has the TMNT song on his mp3, too…

 · Mallowsota · 

Oct 11, 2011 ·  9:50 PM

Loved TMNT as a kid. My daughter loves anything related to wildlife or anything featured on animal planet…And of course, who wouldn’t love choco chip cookies? Bring out the milk…

 · Anna ·

Oct 11, 2011 · 11:42 PM

@Kimberly, haha, yeah my childhood is filled with memories of my brother and TMNT. Good times!

@Tina, they are really freakishly soft. Not cakey, just…soft.

@Adrienne, and cookies too?

@Christine, yeah, Rosco seriously outdid himself this time. Epic!

@Jill, do they have Soft Batch cookies in Europe?

@Jessica, so do I! I have all the classic cartoon theme songs, Batman, X-Men, Animaniacs and a few others. Oh, good times!

@Mallowsota, I have common ground with Mistersota at last!! He would, I promise, love these cookies too.

@Anna, I am so stinkin’ happy to see so many TMNT fans!


Oct 12, 2011 · 12:32 PM

My husband just walked by and went, “Aw, yeah! Awesome!” (as I knew he would… big Turtles fan.) Glad you found up with a faithful albeit more sophisticated recreation of your beloved cookie.

 · Maia ·

Oct 15, 2011 ·  9:01 PM

@Maia, ha! This post is going over so well with the husbands! Thanks so much.


Oct 16, 2011 ·  7:24 PM

TMNT, cookies, and milk were my life as a kid… that’s what I get for growing up with brothers.

 · Ashley@BakerbyNature ·

Oct 19, 2011 · 10:18 AM

@Ashley, me too! Well, just the one brother. But I was way more into Turtles than Barbie, cos then we could play together! And take down a bag of Soft Batch while we were at it. Man, we could eat those up. Love my brother.


Oct 20, 2011 ·  3:09 PM

I love how in the second photo the cookie looks like it’s smiling.

 · Missie ·

Oct 21, 2011 · 10:32 AM

@Missie, I am so glad to hear I’m not the only one to see that!!


Oct 21, 2011 · 10:20 PM

more importantly I want to know why you had a Ninja Turtle laying about. GREG

 · Sippitysup ·

Oct 22, 2011 ·  7:48 PM

@Greg, hmmmm, no reason…


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