Monday, December 14, 2009

A Questionable Cookie (Spoiler #2)

I can't quite make my mind up about these cookies. "They're weird at first, but then they get really good" is what Enrique had to say.

They are cardamom pistachio, recipe here. I love the use of cardamom and grinding it fresh really makes a difference I think (I even added a little extra sprinkle to the cookie tops, making for extra cardamom yum). It's the little unexpected pockets of saltiness from the chopped pistachios that kind of threw me for a loop. Now don't get me wrong, I do love sweet with salty, but in this case it just tasted a little odd. At first anyways. The next day they seemed to taste twice as good. I think they were growing on me. But then they were gone because I didn't even make a paltry half batch, but just enough to sample and the rest of the dough (plus an additional batch) went into the freezer. I feel like I really need to have another go at them before I can reach a final conclusion, so for the time being the jury is still out, but it's about to get a lot bigger. Since I was originally planning on these being holiday gift cookies I think I'll still stick to that despite their iffy-ness. It will be interesting to see how other people take to them. Hopefully no puking.

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