Amy Kaufman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Amy Kaufman has tested.

Ten salted brown butter chocolate chunk cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

There are chocolate chunk cookies and then there are THESE chocolate chunk cookies. After experiencing the combination of dark chocolate, brown butter, and toasted milk powder, we’re never going back.

A large chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with ice cream with four spoons resting inside.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

A ginormous, warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie baked in a single skillet so there’s no waiting for batch after batch to come out of the oven.

A pale blue bowl filled with white bean hummus, topped with parsley, olives, seeds, and oil

White Bean Hummus

Change up your hummus game with this white bean version that’s served with a fresh herb, olive, and seed topping.

A pile of crescent-shaped cookies on a platter with greenery and Christmas ornaments on the side.

Viennese Crescent Cookies

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly charming, these traditional Viennese cookies rival the city’s fancier pastries as our fave.

Italian style meatballs in a white bowl with grated cheese, being held over a table.

Italian-Style Meatballs

Who doesn’t love a juicy and tender meatball? Served with pasta, on a pizza, in a sub with tons of melty cheese, there’s not much better.

A large pot filled with French onion mac and cheese, with a few servings missing and a large serving spoon.

French Onion Mac and Cheese

The collision of French onion soup and mac and cheese–the stuff of dreams. It’s comfort food at its finest, just wait until you taste the topping.

A cast-iron pan filled with smothered pork chops in a thick caramelized onion and cream sauce beside a plate of wild rice.

Smothered Pork Chops

Juicy pork chops are a perennial favorite around here. Smother ’em in a creamy, Creole, caramelized onion gravy… oh my lord.

A close-up of a tray of Macedonian spiced chicken with pieces of chicken and onion slices.

Macedonian Spiced Chicken

A handful of earthy, warm spices gives your standard, everyday roasted bird a whole new personality. There might not even be leftovers.

A slice of classic carrot cake--two carrot cake layers filled and frosted with cream cheese frosting; on top are crushed walnuts.

Carrot Cake

“This was beyond the best carrot cake I have ever had.” That’s what we’re hearing about this cake, which ingeniously relies on puréed, rather than grated, carrots.

A large amount of pistachio buttercream frosting, swirled with a knife laying across it.

Pistachio Buttercream Frosting

An exquisitely flavored and heavenly textured frosting–light, silky, buttery, and full of pistachio nuttiness. Perfection on a cake. Or a spoon.