Pink Peppercorn Triple Threat Cookies

Pink Peppercorn Triple Threat Cookies

I feel a bit strange sharing a Valentine’s Day recipe because I’ve never really been into the holiday. And I’m not just saying that to prove I’m not a “high maintenance” girly-girl. There’s nothing wrong with liking Cupid’s day or paying special attention to that special someone. But I take issue with how much stock people put into the day. When people doubt their self-worth because they’re going solo on love’s big day, I hate Valentine’s Day. When people choose to judge the health of their entire relationship based on what their partner does or does not do on that day, I hate Valentine’s Day. When people make cute and delicious love-themed snacks, I love Valentine’s Day. So, before I move onto these unbearably cute Pink Peppercorn Triple Threat Cookies, you have to promise not to play into the less attractive aspects of this fraught holiday. Deal? Deal!

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Fruitcake Biscotti with Dark Chocolate Dip

Fruitcake Biscotti

cinnamon stickYou may have noticed things have gotten a little quiet around here. No, I didn’t wuss out on this whole blogging thing, and no I’m not currently residing in a manhole. I’m actually abroad… you have no idea how much pleasure I got out of writing that sentence. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably gathered that I’m bopping around Paris. I will have a full report on everything I ate during my time in the land o’ butter a little later this week. But in the meantime,  I just wanted to pop in to say Happy Holidays and to give you some cookies. These Fruitcake Biscotti to be specific.

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Eggnog Caramel Slice

Eggnog Caramel Slice

caramel1I’ve always liked the idea of a Twix bar. It has everything I like. Cookie base? Good! Chewy caramel middle? Excellent! Chocolatey coating? Sign me up! But when I partake in a Twix bar I’m always disappointed. On paper the bar is great, I even like the shareable aspect of it, but in practice the chocolate is okay, the caramel is underwhelming, and here’s the real deal-breaker, the cookie base. It’s dry, crumbly and devoid of flavor. But there is still a part of me that believes in the greatness of the Twix bar and that’s where this Eggnog Caramel Slice comes in.

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