Perfect Lizzie Cookies

Perfect Lizzie Cookies

Again, I do not refer to myself when I call these Perfect Lizzie Cookies. They get their name from Lizzie Skinner, who was famous for them among her friends (including Micah). I mentioned in a previous post that I loved them and have wanted the recipe for some time. Well, now we have it, and let me assure you friends, there will be no going back to the old ways. The actual name for these cookies is “Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies” and they do deserve the name. They are indeed both thick and chewy. They are also big, so they look like something you would find in a gourmet cookie shop, yet they are easily made in under an hour.
These are the kind of cookies that you eat with a big glass of milk or as an ice cream sandwich or make to show off what a good cook you are. I imagine myself ten or fifteen years from now pulling these cookies out of the oven just as school is getting out and then sitting around the table with the kids and eating perfect cookies as we chat about the traumas of growing up. Now that I have the perfect antidote to a not-so-perfect day, I can’t wait.

10 thoughts on “Perfect Lizzie Cookies

  1. Holy cow. I want one…

    We should do a cookie night! We’ll bring a ton of Breyer’s Ice Cream and we can make cookies!

  2. Dear Elizabeth and Micah,
    The cookies were AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing…got any left over? Just kidding!

  3. I feel like I’m sharing some state secret if I post it on-line, but if you want I will e-mail it to you. :)

    We were wondering the other day if there are laws against sharing recipes. Are they copyrighted? What’s to stop people from claiming recipes as their own?

  4. I think it’s pretty hard for anyone to prove that they’re the first person ever in the history of time to create a certain recipe. So I bet you can copyright a recipe book but probably not a single recipe. But what do I know? It’s just my theory.

    P.S. Those cookies look amazing! I gotta get the recipe.

    P.S.S- We brought some pizza to your house last night but you weren’t home.

    P.S.S.S- The cookies you brought us the other day were delicious. Thanks!

  5. PLEASE email me the recipe. Or post it on Or better yet just post it here. According to Joyce Gemperlein of the Washington Post, it’s a non-issue:

    “It’s highly unlikely, [said Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of “Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity], that anyone would be sued for putting someone else’s published recipe — with or without attribution — in a charity cookbook or posting it on the Internet where it can be disseminated to millions of cooks almost instantly. In fact, said Vaidhyanathan, an assistant professor of culture and communications at New York University, it would be unusual even to receive a nasty letter about it. “There isn’t [big] money at stake.”

  6. Even though it appears there is no money in it for us I think we can still hook you up. For starters, check out the logic behind the recipe here:

    The recipe itself can then be found (word for word, I might add) here:

    It looks like our friends at also adhere to Ms. Gemperlein’s philosophy.

  7. ROCK ON!! I’m totally trying these out TODAY. Neils was just asking to make cookies as a treat with Conan out of town this weekend and all. THANKS!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *