I have been known to be a trifle involved on the question of authorship and receipts, but the problem with these cookies seems like something even these guys could suss out. Blithely subbing one nut for another is fine if you want to make cookies, but if your premise is being the NYT/LAT OmbudsKitchen, you are no longer making
"Regina Schrambling's cookies." This kind of foolishness, best left to amateurs, seems to be a product of this ill-considered initiative encouraging blogging every day in the month of November. More blog posts, to my mind, is low on the list of things the world needs now. Encouraging posting every 24 hours, regardless of content, is like playing the slow jams in the animal shelter. We have enough puppies and kittens, and the number of unread posts in your Bloglines or whatever suggests there is no imminent shortage of blog posts. In general, the process of evaluating a given receipt is enhanced by having the requisite ingredients to hand.