The weather continues to force me to make my own sunshine. It’s cool! I can totally handle it – I’ve got Meyer lemons. And when life hands me Meyer lemons I make not only lemonade but all sorts of things. Last year it was these adorable cakes (excuse the photos, I didn’t know what I was doing yet), this year it’s these Meyer Lemon Alfajores.
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!
You 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.
I’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.