Howard: Okay, I'll admit it...I'm kind of glad the holidays are over! Look, I'm no scrooge, but after traveling so much with our book tour, and staying in so many hotels after hotel, it's so nice to be home and back here in the test kitchen with all of you! Well there are a few things that I'll miss, the fun we had and, those warm chocolate cookies that some hotels served us when we checked in... Every time we had one... we tried to figure out what made 'em so amazing... and the whole Test Kitchen team promised each other that as soon as we got back we would try to replicate them...and we did. We started by placing some rolled oats in a food processor, and pulsed it until the oats were really fine, then we added that to our dry ingredients. Now here's what really puts them over the top.... A bit of cinnamon ...it gave us that "holy cow I can't believe how good these are" flavor... we were looking for! We combine this with what I call our base ingredients; you know... butter, white and brown sugar, vanilla, eggs... And once that's all mixed together, sir in some chocolate chips... a few chopped walnuts, and roll 'em into balls before baking 'em. Takes minutes! I have to warn you though...the aroma of these baking are gonna attract everyone in the house, maybe even a few of the neighbors... Look, the recipe for our brand new "Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies" is online now.... And yup, these taste like the real deal...Patty: you know they really do Howard: thanks to you...'cause when these come out of the oven...what do you think everyone will be saying? Patty: "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!