Cookie Kick

I’ve been on a bit of a cookie kick lately. It started with the World Peace cookies and I haven’t been able to shake the urge to make cookies. Thankfully I have coworkers that I can bring my baking excess to. I’m thinking they’re going to extend my maternity leave a little longer if I keep bringing them these baked goodies. πŸ™‚

I decided I needed to venture away from chocolate based treats just to make sure that I wasn’t missing out on something delicious that wasn’t chocolate (blasphemy, right?). Well, I do have a soft spot for shortbread style cookies. Dipped in chocolate though. πŸ™‚ Enter, pecan sandies. . . essentially a mexican wedding cookie without the powdered sugar on the outside. Sadly, I over-roasted the pecans and these cookies tasted vaguely of burnt popcorn. The texture was perfect and the taste would have been had I not been preoccupied with baby while the pecans were roasting. I love the size and the shape of these – perfect for grabbing a small handful of to munch on. Even though I messed up the pecans, I still feel that recipe is worth passing on:

Recipe for Pecan Sandies

After the pecan sandies, I thought it might be nice to gift some biscotti to a friend of mine, so I did a bit of research and came up with this recipe. Biscotti seems so fancy, but it’s really so easy! I kept these guys a bit smaller than my last biscotti that I made and I thought they turned out great. Perfect for dunking in a cup of coffee or tea. Loved the almond flavoring.

Recipe for Nonna’s Biscotti

And of course, both are delicious dipped in chocolate (I couldn’t resist)!


  1. Posted July 31, 2009 at 11:26 am | Permalink | Reply

    That’s fun. My mom makes some chocolate hazelnut biscottis…she used to put them in my lunch when I was in school and I had a teacher that used to make fun of me because my mom made us biscottis – he thought it only heightened the fact that I was from the West Coast (other than the tie-die and dream-catcher, feather studded earrings).

    • Elizabeth
      Posted July 31, 2009 at 11:28 am | Permalink | Reply

      That. Is. Awesome.

      Do you still have the dream-catcher, feather studded earrings? I’d like to borrow those! πŸ˜‰

  2. Posted August 4, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    As a lover of all things cookies, I loved reading this post. Hope you continue to have fun with your cookie baking kick.

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