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Why Christina Tosi is the Modern Queen of Pastry


Her mouthwatering creations stir up plenty of nostalgia while doing something completely different from everyone else.

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Christina Tosi

You may know her from Masterchef, Chef's Table—or maybe you ran into her at the store! However you first came across her, in all likelihood, you were immediately charmed.

Christina Tosi made a name for herself as the creator and chef of Momofuku's pastry division, Milk Bar. Now, over a decade later, the whimsical baker is famous in her own right thanks to her delicious creations that stir up feelings of nostalgia, no matter how wild they may look. 

We're taking a look at some of her most well-known treats to talk about her success.

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VIDEO: Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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