From Seinfeld’s iconic living room set, athleisure ensembles, to eye-catching fashion inspired by archival runway collections, Lindsey Gazel of Lindsey Bakes is making a splash with her nostalgic cookies. Here, the Toronto-based baker shares her go-to cookie recipe and essential tips for beginner bakers.
What’s your best at-home baking advice for those who are just getting started?
“Keep it simple! Chocolate chip cookies are perfect when you’re first starting out. Even if you make a mistake they’ll most likely still be delicious!”
What are some of your favourite cookie creations to date?
“The Birkenstock, The Motorola Star Tac Rainbow, The Seinfeld Apartment and any food cookies.”
What do you find most rewarding about baking?
“I love working with my hands and just zoning right out. Kneading dough, rolling dough, masking cakes, the smells—it’s all very zen and relaxing. I heard that some psychiatrists prescribe baking to aid with stress and anxiety.”
Can you share your go-to cookie recipe?
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup Butter (at room temperature)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2/3 cup Brown sugar
- 2 Egga
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 cups Chocolate Chunks
Beat butter and sugars in mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, and vanilla, mix to combine. Add flour, soda, and salt. Mix on slow speed until combined. Mix in chocolate chunks.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop out approximately 2 tbsps balls of batter evenly spaced apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are golden.