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Just last week, I spent a few days in New York City and was reminded what an important role food plays there. I had lunch in a charming French bistro with Maria Baugh, co-founder of famed cupcake bakery, Butter Lane and Managing Editor of Food Network Magazine; I toured a to-die-for Italian food mecca (more on this to follow!), and the Hachette Book Group told me about the newly published Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook, by the husband and wife team and restaurant founders, Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lanman. After reading the recipes, I'm determined to make my way back to the Big Apple just to have brunch at "New York's number one breakfast spot" (says Lonely Planet ... and I'm buying it!).

Yesterday, we asked our Facebook community which of the two wildly popular Clinton Street cookies recipes they'd like us to share here on the blog: Chocolate Chunk ... or Maple Walnut? So, without further ado, here's your winner (by a crumb!). Happy baking:

Clinton St. Baking Company: Maple Walnut Cookies

Maple Walnut Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

1 stick (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 large egg yolk

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 3/4 all-purpose flour

1 cup walnuts (or pecans), toasted

*These cookies are made from dough that you can roll, slice, and bake like a shortbread. Not too sweet, they're great confections for dunking in coffee

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 3 to 4 minutes, until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the maple syrup, yolk, and vanilla and mix until smooth and combined, again scraping down the sides of the bowl.

3. Add the flour and turn the speed to low. Mix until combined and a dough forms. Add the nuts and briefly mix until they are evenly dispersed in the dough.

4. Roll the dough into a log (2 inches thick and 12 inches long) and wrap it in plastic. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, until firm.

5. Coat 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray or line them with parchment paper (we do both at the bakery to prevent sticking).

6. Remove the dough from the fridge, unwrap, and use a knife to make 1/2-inch thick slices. Then sprinkle lightly with sugar.

7. Place 12 cookies on each cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until pale golden brown. The cookies should have a brown colored ring around the exterior and the undersides will be a golden brown.


How would you like to have over 100 of their beloved recipes (yes, including more cookie recipes) that can be found the Clinton St. Baking Company cookbook? We are giving away one copy to one of you! To enter, leave a comment on this post and we will select one winner.

Contest is closed

Contest will run from 9:00 am PST November 4, 2010 to 10 pm PST November 7, 2010.


  • Cora Martin Says:

    Yes please!

  • Mary Angus Says:

    Would love to have the cookbook with more recipes like the maple walnut cookies! I'm trying the recipe today. I like that it includes real maple syrup.

  • Merrie Says:

    Who could possibly resist such a book?! Yes, please Daily Grommet, I'd like some more!

  • Suzie Kormos Davis Says:

    oooh, yess! Tis the season for baking and trying out recipes for the annual cookie exchange!! Thanks for the recipe :)

  • Laura Says:

    Looks awesome. Can't wait to make these!

  • Linda Guenther Says:

    Yummm! Would love one!

  • Debbie Says:

    oh! this maple walnut cookie recipe is just a tease! I would love to win the cookbook!

  • Chris Bennor Says:

    Yum, these sound delicious. I like the thought of something not so sweet - they may make lovely Christmas treats for friends and neighbors.

  • Susan Springer Says:

    Hmmm. I was wondering what to do this afternoon. Cookie baking sounds good; oh, is that a bag of walnuts I see on the shelf? And all I have left of unsalted butter is one stick...fortunately. Having the complete cookbook would keep me off the streets for many, many afternoons in the future and would keep the world safer, or at least my family less hungry.

  • Nancy Says:

    I am so excited the maple cookie won. Going to go buy some pure maple syrup today so I can make them. Dunking in coffee sounds wonderful....

  • Julie Fornaro Says:

    I love trying new cookie recipes! :)

  • Darleen Says:

    I would love to get this cookbook. This recipe is amazing.


  • Pamela Says:

    Between these and the pancakes, Clinton St. is on my to-do list for my next trip to NYC.

  • Andrea Says:

    Just in time for the holidays...COOKIES!!!!!

  • aretta Says:

    being canadian and loving maple syrup, i think every one i know will love these cookies. we do baking every christmas for a certain floor of our local hospital and i think the nurses are looking for new items in the bake goods we take. we do baking for the nurses for just the cost of the supplies and we bake about 50 pounds of bake goods for the patients as a donation. some of the patient's families live miles from here and i know they appreciate a little kindness. we bake for the patients 3 times a year and donate. i have been looking for new ideas for them .this book would really fit the bill.


  • Kathleen Houk Says:

    This recipe looks simple and amazingly delicious. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Heather Says:

    My kids and I love to try new recipes! We would enjoy this cookbook! :O)

  • aretta Says:

    we do baking for patients at the local hospital. this book would really go over well. all is donated.

  • Joan Batlle Says:

    these are a must-make for the holidays

  • Sam Flint Says:

    I can't wait to try the maple walnut cookies - and would LOVE to win the cookbook so I could do lots of baking this fall/winter! I can almost smell the cookies baking now!

  • Molly Says:

    Love the presentation. Will make these for sure sometime over the next couple months.

  • Kim Says:

    Cannot wait to try this recipe. Adding ingredients to my shopping list right away! Would love a copy of the recipe book for sure. :)

  • Maureen Says:

    Yum! I bet all the recipes look this good...

  • Donna Guarente Says:

    Can't wait to try these!

  • Carol Says:

    um, yum!

  • DeeDee Says:

    I love to bake cookies! I bring them to work to share with all my coworkers. They love to try new things too.

  • Valerie Gebroe Says:

    Can't wait to bake these with my 6 year old granddaughter this weekend. She loves cooking and baking with Grammy. Scones are her favorite but these cookies just might change her mind!

  • Breen Says:

    These sound perfect for fall - can't wait for the weekend to get my "baking" on! :)

  • Claire Wadlington Says:

    I am on a home cooking kick (prompted by a teenager who wants home cooked food - along with healthy meals). This sounds like a really appealing book with time-tested recipes.

  • Stacy Says:

    Yum! Love new recipes..and a whole book! Wahoo!

  • Norm Says:

    Hey, I'm willing to have my wife make these. :)

  • Ruth McCullough Says:

    Sounds great. Not working = time to cook!

  • Sharon Drueen Says:

    Sounds wonderful -count me in please

  • Carol Green Says:

    Love cookbooks...would love to add to my collection.

  • Debbie L Says:

    Would love to have the cookbook.

  • Susan Says:

    If I win I solomnly swear I will dutifully make every single recipe!

  • Mippy Says:

    I would looove to win this book chock full of wonderful recipes, please!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

  • Shannon M. Says:

    I love cookies! This would be a great addition to my collection!

  • Margaret Imecs Says:

    I love baking and this cookbook would be just perfect for Christmas. YES, please I would love some more :)

  • Renee Yoder Says:

    I am so glad that Maple Walnut won! Coming from New England its a great product to use. I can't wait to try the recipe!!

  • Ron Miller Says:

    the way to this man's heart... baked goods!

  • Carrie Conley Says:

    Thanks for the contest

  • Betty Lochner Says:

    The Maple Walnut cookies are awesome. Would love to have the cookbook!

  • Peter Cotrona Says:

    I would love to win your prize

  • Ann Lucas Says:

    I spent two weeks in Montréal, and the French Onion Soup was so amazing, I was reluctant to go back to the states. I would LOVE any recipe I could make here to educate the masses who are used to beef, potatoes, and beer. An informed palate is the doorway to an informed mind.

  • Sandy Says:

    I'm a cookbook collector first and have a love for baking second. Unfortunately, I may have missed the cut-off. Thanks for the recipe!

  • patty barland Says:

    Great recipe I will make the maple walnut cookies today. would love the cookbook.

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