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Christmas Cookies: Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Christmas Cookies: Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Generally, my cookie repertoire is fairly boring – chocolate chip, peanut bitter, an occasional oatmeal raisin. But sometimes, especially during the holidays, I like to mix it up a bit. These Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies do just that and are quite festive as well! Of course, now I have a bunch of extra candy canes lying around the house, which will probably mean making some peppermint bark.

The original recipe called for the melted chocolate to be drizzled on top of the cooled cookies, but I think it makes . . . → Read More: Christmas Cookies: Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

FFwD: Orange-Almond Tuiles

Orange-Almond Tuiles

I wouldn’t call this a disaster, but it was maybe a mishap? I made a half recipe, and I think I scooped my dough a little on the large side, as I only got about about 12 tuiles. Which means, for this French Fridays with Dorie, I got ONE really perfect looking tuille. Oh, but it was really quite pretty! All the others had broken at one point, chipped, and even with two rebellious tuilles, reverted back to their somewhat flat shape.

I found that I needed to let mine sit on the . . . → Read More: FFwD: Orange-Almond Tuiles

Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Rosemary Cookies

Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Rosemary Cookies

You could certainly ask, “Why would you put bacon in a cookie?” And I would respond with, “Why not?”

I’m not a huge bacon-for-bacon’s-sake type of person but when I came across a recipe for Bacon Oatmeal Cookies, I was a bit intrigued. And on a recent cold, rainy day I decided to experiment a bit and try it out. Conclusion: while this certainly won’t replace a traditional, spiced, oatmeal raisin cookie, I think these are worthy of a batch or two – not quite a novelty, but not an . . . → Read More: Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Rosemary Cookies

FFwD: Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is a strange, little cookie. Grated egg yolk. Kalamata olives. Powdered sugar. Potato starch. So strange and yet so delightful — it’s Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables.

I really was a little skeptical about these and they are certainly not the type off cookie you necessarily want to dip in milk or anything, but we both really liked them. I think they’d work well paired with some cheese and fruit for a light dessert. They are a little salty and a little sweet.

Notes: 1. . . . → Read More: FFwD: Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

Holiday Cookies: Festive Fireplaces

Chocolate Fireplace Cookies

Over the weekend, I had a plan to make holiday cookies, the kind with frosting and everything. And at the end of the day (and a fairly cramped right hand later), I’m proud to say that I ended up with these cute little fireplace cookies.

They’re especially nice because you can make them as Christmas-y as you want or even adapt the decorations to whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year. You could also just make and eat them because it is winter and you are sitting in front of a . . . → Read More: Holiday Cookies: Festive Fireplaces