Most fans of “Top Chef” Chef love Carla Hall, a finalist on her season and a subsequent Top Chef All Star, winning the “Fan Favorite” award.
She went on to become a cohost on “The Chew” and to start Carla Hall Petite Cookies, an artisan cookie company that specializes in teeny cookies.
A brilliant idea for people who need just a bite, the cookies are either half-inch cubes or one-inch drop cookies, depending on the nature of the dough.
They’re meant to pair “boldly and beautifully,” according to Carla, with beer, wine, tea and coffee.
For home, entertaining and gifting, we’ve been charmed by these little cookies. Made in small batches, every step from mixing the dough to packaging is done by hand.
Of course, only the finest ingredients are used: European-style butter, unbleached sugar and flour, couverture chocolate, artisan cheeses, fresh nuts, premium spices and, says Carla of her most important ingredient: love.
Focusing on familiar flavors with a twist, choices include:
Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies, teeny bites of heaven. Carla Hall Petite Cookies.
Almond Ginger Cherry Shortbread
Black Forest Crinkle (our favorite, a cherry-chocolate delight)
Chocolate Hazelnut Praline
Mexican Chocolate Chip
Lemon Black Pepper Shortbread
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate
Pecan Shortbread with Vanilla Salt
There’s one savory option:
Cakes: Apple Walnut Bread, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cinnamon Tea Cake, Lemon-Glazed Five Flavor Pound Cake, Salted Caramel Banana Bread
Cookies: Magic Bar, Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich, Triple Layer Cookie Bar
There are also cakes and regular-size cookies (including the best Magic bar we’ve ever had):