'American Classics' on Serious Eats

American Classics: Potato Chip Cookies

I've written about Chocolate Covered Potato Chips for this column, but my first introduction to chocolate + potato chips came in the form of Potato Chip cookies. When Dad bought our family 101 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies by Gwen W. Steege, my younger brother commandeered the book and insisted on making the potato chip cookies. This was sometime in the mid-to-late 90s. Sweet and salty desserts weren't nearly as mainstream as they are today. I thought 1) my brother was crazy and 2) potato chip cookies were some sort of nouveau cookie addition. I couldn't have been more wrong on both counts. More

American Classics: Persian Buns

There are few childhood treats that were as special to me as Persian Buns, a deep-fried, chocolate frosted cinnamon bun, that I've only ever encountered in a small bakery in Camden, Maine. Alas, the Camden Home bakery has long since shut its doors and it's been years since I've had one of these addictive treats, but I think I've cracked the code on how to make them at home. More

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