We Fed Cookies Made Out Of Bugs To Our Coworkers. Here's What Happened.

You may feel squeamish about chomping down insects with their eyes, legs, and antennae still intact, but would you eat insects if they were disguised in butter and sugar-filled cookies? We baked chocolate chip cookies made from pulverized insects and brought them to our office where our brave coworkers tasted them. » 2/18/15 12:00pm 2/18/15 12:00pm

Cookie-Based Research Suggests Powerful People Are Sloppier Eaters

This week's video in the University of California system's Fig. 1 YouTube series (tag line: "Get inside the mind of a researcher!") offers a bite-sized lesson in why, exactly, powerful people tend to be so selfish. » 1/14/15 4:30pm 1/14/15 4:30pm

Being the Boss Means Getting The (Second To) Last Cookie

Finally, there is an experiment that can fill me with ambition. A group of workers was given an insufficient cookie supply. (I know. Disgusting. It's like a crummier version of the Stanford Prison Experiment.) And guess who got more than their share. » 8/12/14 7:20am 8/12/14 7:20am

Pick the Best Sweetener for a Perfect Batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recently we highlighted how to bake chocolate chip cookies to your standard of perfection. Besides adjusting the amount of ingredients such as flour or baking soda, the type of sugar you use in your cookies can make a big difference in flavor and texture too. » 7/03/14 4:00am 7/03/14 4:00am

The Science Behind the Quest to Bake the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Serious Eats Chief Creative Officer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt baked 1,536 cookies in his quest to find his personal perfect chocolate chip cookie, and he has been kind enough to share the results of his baking experiments in a fascinating longread that explains the chemistry behind these classic cookies. » 12/21/13 4:00pm 12/21/13 4:00pm

Graphic anatomy cookies make anus and duodenum taste delicious

Have you ever wished to sink your teeth into a human gall bladder, but don't want to risk the jail time? Baker Miss Insomnia Tulip has recreated various human organs as macarons for the Eat Your Heart Out exhibition, for which she's also cooked up a smallpox-themed cake. Her heart cookies (at right) also make one… » 9/04/12 1:30pm 9/04/12 1:30pm

Make your own disco-sparkly unicorn poop cookies

If unicorns fart rainbows, it only makes sense that they would poop out delicious, multicolored baked goods. Now you can replicate the magical droppings of these mythical creatures right in your own kitchen. » 1/14/12 12:30pm 1/14/12 12:30pm

This cookie-baking robot takes no prisoners

This is the PR2 robot. He has come from the future MIT's Distributed Robotics Lab, programmed to bake us delicious pastries. Check out a video of the PR2 making sweet treats while wearing an ominous surgical cowl. » 6/12/11 7:30am 6/12/11 7:30am

Celebrate The Holidays With Starfleet Cookies, A Klingon Christmas, And…

Today is a good day to watch the Klingon translation of A Christmas Carol, or just to eat some Starfleet cookies. And in other Trek news, J.J. Abrams' alternate timeline has spawned its own line of alternate-universe tie-in novels. » 11/30/09 2:43pm 11/30/09 2:43pm