This cookie is my favorite thing to buy when I visit the Silos Baking Co. in Waco TX. When visiting Magnolia Market I always stop and grab a handful of these cookies and bring them home with me. I was sad when Joanna didn't include the Silo Cookie in the Magnolia Table Cookbook Vol.1, but we got it in Vol.2 and I couldn't be more excited!
This is a very straight forward cookie recipe. Cream the butter and sugars, beat in the eggs, add the dry ingredients and the add-ins. The key here is that Joanna got the add-ins just right!
I have tried to dissect the Silo Cookie for years, but I have had to leave it to enjoy when visiting Waco.
The crunch of the walnuts and oats and the peanut butter cups that seem to disappear in the baking process. They add a great texture to the cookie and make my peanut butter loving heart beyond happy!
I have no bad things to say about this cookie, I am just happy to have the recipe now.
As many times as I have had this cookie, baked as intended at the home bakery, there was NOTHING like enjoying one fresh from the oven. I don't think I have ever had one so fresh, and I fell even more in love with them upon first fresh bite!
The ooh's and ahh's that resounded throughout the house was enough to send anyone running to see what was up. I think I have found the newest request that I will receive. I can't for the life of me understand why anyone who tries this cookie wouldn't like it.
There isn't much to say. I will tell you, be sure to toast the walnuts, it really does make all the difference. I wouldn't ever think of varying from the recipe because I love it so much.
My favorite chocolate chips at the Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips, but be sure to use semi-sweet chips so it isn't too sweet.
The only thing I would do differently, is bake them in a cast-iron skillet like I say Jo do in her instastory, and top with ice cream. I had some strawberry in the freezer and it made the whole thing taste like a PB&J, and based on what I said above, you know I wouldn't hate that!
Overall, the one recipe I was looking forward to the most and one that is sure to get made over and over at my house!
Until next time, Happy Cooking!
MY LATEST RECIPES!
MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAVE Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic-titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet set or 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This giant vat of olive oil is my favorite, I decant it into a smaller bottle for my counter. Or put this spigot on top of a wine bottle!
My favorite baking dish that is so easy to clean even burnt on cheese slides right off!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!