Engineering the perfect cookie: You can control the diameter and thickness of your favorite chocolate chip cookies by changing the temperature of the butter and the amount of flour in the dough. Morgan Walker/NPR hide caption

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When chef Heston Blumenthal was a kid, he wondered why people loved to dunk their biscuits into tea. Courtesy of the University of Nottingham hide caption

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Poppy seed cookies bring back memories of watching Dallas with Aunt Ida, the Brass Sisters say. Maren Caruso/Getty Images hide caption

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