You’ll need a lot of chocolate — more than a pound! — for Dorie Greenspan’s Chunkers, and every penny that you put into buying great chocolate for these will come back to you in oohs, aahs and culinary contentment. There’s no question that these are one of the world’s great cookies.
These sesame bars are a best seller at Sofra Bakery & Café in Cambridge, Mass. Lots of brown sugar combined with a thick, raw honey produce the caramel that holds the nuts and sesame seeds together over a thick shortbread crust. We know exactly what you’re thinking: Homemade Christmas or Hanukkah gift!