Sweet Endings: Chef Amy Lozier's Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kristen Schmidt

In Amy Lozier's childhood home, oatmeal cookies counted as health food. And they definitely qualified for breakfast. "It was the only way I would eat oatmeal, I can tell you that," she says. Lozier's mother was an avid baker-she'd even take a day off work before the holidays just to bake. She'd make Kitchen Sink Cookies a few times a month, loading them with whatever she could find in the kitchen: raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut. At Omega, the cookie has a crisp exterior and a pleasantly chewy interior. Lozier hates raisins, so her Kitchen Sink Cookies employ dried cherries instead. "It's still my favorite cookie," she says. And it is for her customers, too-one even orders a dozen or two at a time.