We knew we liked Hedy Goldsmith the moment she encouraged us to sneak a taste of cookie dough while making her “Junk in da Trunk” cookies. The recipe appears in the Miami pastry chef’s first cookbook, Baking Out Loud, a collection of 80 bold and whimsical desserts. These career-defining cookies rely on junk-food favorites like malted milk balls and kettle-cooked potato chips to deliver a range of sweet, salty and nostalgic flavors. Take a cue from Goldsmith and pop the chilled dough into the oven as soon as your dinner guests arrive. The scent of cookies baking will prime their appetite for dessert before the meal begins.