Cardamom and Pistachio Biscotti drizzled with Bittersweet Chocolate
Extra-Spicy Ginger Snaps (they've got an added cayenne kick)
Maple Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
¾ c chopped roasted & salted pistachios
2 c flour
1½ tsp ground cardamom
1½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ c butter
¾ c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Combine flour, cardamom, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add in the flour mixture and pistachios and mix well.
Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces on a greased baking sheet and pat each piece of dough into a 2 in. by 10 in. rectangle.
Bake for 25 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then carefully transfer the two rectangles to cutting board. Cut each rectangle crosswise ½ in. slices.
Place the slices side down on 2 baking sheets and return to oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned.
**When they were cooled, I melted a small handful of bittersweet chocolate chips with a tiny pat of butter then drizzled it over the cookies. Makes them pretty and, mmmmmm, chocolate!
6-7 strips of bacon (whatever fits on the sheet pan not overlapping)
2 Tbsp maple syrup (I used the real stuff)
2 Tbsp your favorite bourbon
Mix together the maple syrup and bourbon then brush on the bacon. Put the bacon in a cool oven set to 375°F and bake until super crispy. (The caramelizing sugar might make it look like it’s getting burnt, but it’s not. As long as it doesn’t smell like it’s burning its ok.) Coarsely chop once it’s completely cool.
1 c salted butter
¾ c sugar
¾ c packed brown sugar
1+ tsp vanilla
1+ tsp your favorite bourbon
~2½ c flour (I add flour until it looks right… usually around 2-3 c)
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1½ c semi-sweet chocolate chips
chopped maple bourbon bacon
Cream the butter and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy.
Add the remaining ingredients. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake at 375°F (should be preheated from the bacon) for 10 min.