What do cookies have to do with true love? Lisa G from the Howard Stern Show explains in her new book, “Sex, Lies, and Cookies,” and she stopped by to chat about it with Ali. More importantly, she brought baked goods.
“Every chapter has a recipe that reflects the craziness that was going on in my life,” Lisa said. There are 25 recipes in the book, including ‘Lisa Goes Nuts Brownies’ and ‘Linzer Broken-Heart Cookies.’
“Magicians have smoke and mirrors. I used sex and cookies to masquerade what I was all about,” she explained.
The cookies Lisa made to win a man’s heart were the ‘How-To-Get-A-Man Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Squares.’ And she swears they worked.
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However, the lesson it took her many years—and many recipes—to learn, was to stop and think whether the guy was even worth baking for.
“Let him take you out on nice dates and let him win your affection. THEN bake him cookies.”
“So if Howard Stern were a cookie,” Ali asked, “what kind of cookie would he be?”
To hear Lisa’s answer, check out this episode of Daily Shot.
And here’s the recipe for “How To Get A Man Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Squares.”
1-2 rolls store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough
2 8-oz packages of cream cheese (room temp)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
8-10oz candy toppings. (M&Ms, chocolate chips, etc.) optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper so that it overhangs on the short ends of the pan. This way the bars will easily lift out after baking.
Take slices of cookie dough and press together on the bottom of the pan to make one smooth layer.
Mix cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs, then vanilla. Pour mixture over cookie crust and smooth with a spatula.
Top with any candy topping you like.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Let cool. Place in freezer until frozen, then remove from pan and slice into 16 bars or 32 bite-sized squares.