Touring around the pages of the web isn’t always the one-way street you might think it is: most sites are eager to leave a calling card or two on your local machine in the form of cookies. Here we’ll lay out what’s being saved in your browser, why it makes a difference, and what you can do about it.
History, dessert, non-annoying children, and one delightful monster. Yes, this video of Cookie Monster discussing treats from different decades is over six minutes long—but it’s very cute, and no matter how often you see it, the sight of Cookie Monster in gobble mode never gets old. (The kids do a great imitation,…
If you’re looking for a quick hit of internet fame around the holidays, consider baking up some gingerbread and making anything but a house. So far we’ve seen crashed Enterprises and Death Stars, but a gingerbread Apple II computer, complete with edible circuitboards inside, easily wins Christmas this year.
You don’t need to send a team of rogue warriors to steal the plans for this amazing edible Death Star, made with curved gingerbread pieces, in order to destroy it. All you need is a house full of college students home for the holidays who’ve been living off instant ramen for months.
The look of terror in my eyes is half the idea of Oreo cookies filled with Swedish Fish “flavor creme,” half the outrageous pressure put on me to eat them from the moment they became a real thing. I have done your bidding. Please release my family. The good ones, at least.
On a cold day, nothing hits the spot like a big steaming bowl of salty, fatty, delicious ramen. We can’t promise it will fill you up in dessert form, but watching SweetAmbs work is satisfying enough.
If the Smithsonian is where the nation keeps some of its greatest treasures, then it’s time to toss a few Muppets and pack away those ruby slippers to make room for what is clearly the greatest gingerbread creation of all time.
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.
An online advertising clearinghouse relied on by Google, Yahoo and Facebook is using controversial cookies that come back from the dead to track the web surfing of Verizon customers.
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.
It's Christmas time. And no matter your faith, you'll probably agree, it's the most delicious cookie time of the year. Here are cookies that you baked and photographed. And if you're so brave as to bake yourself, many have the recipe, too!
It's that time of year. Sugar, flour, butter, and a festive dose of red and green food colorings combine to create bite-sized Christmas magic. For this week's Shooting Challenge, show us your baking and photography skills. Show us the cookies!
Engineering a gingerbread house isn't particularly difficult, the catch is they're usually built around the holidays when you've got a million other things on your plate. That's why this all-in-one cookie cutter that produces all the parts you'll need to build a miniature gingerbread house—walls, roof, and all—is so…
Even though all cookies should be eaten so more cookies will be made to be eaten, I would feel so guilty if I ate any of these cookies made by SweetAmbsCookie. They are a work of art. The painstaking detail and beautiful decorations are unreal. You wouldn't want to eat a painting made by Picasso, right?
For every Kickstarted product that succeeds and makes it into the hands of consumers, there are hundreds that don't. The Dunkin' Buddy's Kickstarter campaign unfortunately didn't succeed in raising ten grand earlier this year, but its creators realize how important its existence is to mankind, and they're determined…
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.
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.
How do they get those quippy fortunes inside a fortune cookie? It starts with a goop which gets baked and perforated while still hot. The paper fortune is placed on top of the hot cookie which is then permanently folded to its infamous shape with robot hands, trapping the promises of one's future until someone makes…