Ready for Cookie Month?

November 28, 2010

in Cookies,Recipes

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

My Thanksgiving was a bit untraditional, in that it involved the addition of PJs, boxes of tissue, Tylenol, and cough syrup. This also meant I was forced to watch from the couch as my husband and oldest son prepared our Thanksgiving dinner.

Iā€™m happy to report they did a fantastic job and I was pleasantly surprised to see how well they worked together.

As you can guess, I’ve stayed away from the kitchen since the bug hit me, which seems like it’s been forever. But, thanks to some pretty good antibiotics I should be back in action within the next couple of days. Just in time for “Cookie Month”!

If you recall last year, I named December “Cookie Month” and posted nothing but cookie recipes the entire month. In case you missed it, here a recap of last years cookies.

Oh, and there’s a lot more where these came from… šŸ˜‰

Danish Butter Cookies

Danish Butter Cookies – These cookies are as close as you’re gonna get to those out of the blue tin box, if not better! šŸ˜‰



Gingerbread Financier

November 23, 2010

in Cakes,French,Recipes

Gingerbread Financier topped with Gingerbread Ice Cream and Candy Cane Tuiles

I hope you have enjoyed part I and II of my Holiday trifecta dessert so far.

To recap, we started out with a simple to make, yet sophisticated Tuile cookie. Using a Candy Cane cookie cutter we cut out and sprinkled our tuile cookies with candied goji berries as soon as we took them out of the oven. We also added a little Framboise Liqueur to the simple syrup in which we cooked the goji berries in for a little added punch.

We then moved on to a creamy gingerbread ice cream that contained just enough spice to unite our gingerbread financier and tuile cookie, to create a unique yet very festive holiday dessert.

I know most of you couldn’t wait for the Gingerbread Ice Cream post. But, it surely wouldn’t be a “Trifecta” without the backbone of our dessert… the rich and buttery Gingerbread Financier.

So without further ado… I give you my interpretation of Chef Sherry Yard’s Gingerbread Financier, enjoy!