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Jun 26, 2008 04:51 AM

Looking for Selma's Cookie Recipe

Hi everyone - please help me on my search for Selma's cookie recipe.
If you're not familiar with these cookies, I highly recommend them! (www.selmas.com) They're thick and overloaded with chocolate and candy! I'd like to recreate these at home and was wondering if anyone has the recipe for these? Thanks!

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    1. re: todao

      I tried to mimic the cookie but didn't quite work out - they turned out flat and crispy.... I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong. Also one of the recipes given was for an oatmeal cookie - does anybody have a chocolate chip cookie version? Thanks!

    2. I'm still trying to figure out the Selma's recipe, so you are in good company! :).

      The linkthat todao posted is to one of my attempts, but sometimes that version comes out thinner than Selma's. I made a batch today and the cookies were good, but too thin. I'm going to try to perfect the recipe some more.

      In the meantime, you might want to try one of these recipes. These yield very big, fat cookies. They're not identical to Selma's, but they are very large and fat. The recipe with the instant yeast is similar to another famous gigantic cookie.



      As for the oatmeal cookie recipe, I think that's an old one from the I Hate To Cook Cookbook and refers to a different Selma. I haven't tried those oatmeal cookies, but in my search there didn't seem to be a connection between Selma's Oatmeal Cookies (aka Aunt Selma's) or the Selma's that sells giant cookies via mail order etc.

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      1. re: AnnaCG

        Hi Anna - thanks so much for the information! Yes, we're definitely in the same boat. Like you, I've been searching all of those websites and as we speak, I have a batch of dough (WITH yeast) sitting in my fridge right now which I will bake in about half an hour. I'll let you know how they taste! (the only thing is, I completely forgot to put them in until I added the chocolate chips, so I put them in on one side and mixed! hehe)

        That's so funny that you provided the link for the copycat Levain's cookies. From my research, I began to read more and more about these cookies. I haven't tried them (YET! have you?) but I'm actually trying to find a balance between Selma's and Levain's in my attempts.

        I used the recipe from the Levain Copy Cat version and I'm happy to report that they DID come out plumpy. But... the only downfall to that was the cookie was just too soft on the inside. Although I do like it plumpy, I also like it chewy too. I'll keep you posted!

      2. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, how can I make selmas choc chip cookies? Im all confused by the diffrent posts as to which recipe is the best one. I live in uk and after eating them in disenyland I have shipped 12 cookies over but they cost $70! Im addicted! help! loughlincarl@hotmail.com