By: Amanda Magnus
In case you didn’t know, the theme on the blog this week is cookies! Now usually this time of year Christmas cookies are what I think of. But really I think any cookie made this time of year is a Christmas cookie…right?! I don’t think there’s any limit to what kind of cookie you can make so I experimented with two new recipes and thought I would share them with you guys! Maybe you’ll add them into your holiday baking this year!
The first cookie I made is a cross between a cookie and a brownie. They turned out nice and fudgy on the inside just like a brownie. But they look like a cookie and have nice crisp edges. I usually am not a fan of nuts in my cookies or even brownies but pecans in these cookies just sounded delicious so I went for it. The pecans were a good choice! You can get the recipe for these here.
The next cookie I tried was a Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk cookie. Yes that is a long name for a cookie! I decided I wanted to try these because Brian and I recently joined a bourbon club in town at Vino Etc. So I’ve really started to like trying new bourbons and so I thought why not bake with it! I’d also never tried browning butter before. It took longer than I expected but it did eventually brown. So if you make this recipe be patient with the butter. The other thing I adjusted was the size of the cookies. I did 1 1/2 tablespoon size cookies a opposed to the 1/4 of a cup size the recipe suggests. I thought these turned out pretty good and my husband said he loved them!
If you try one of these recipes let us know what you think! What are your favorite cookies to make this time of year?