Are you ready for a slightly involved but totally worth it cookie recipe? Do you have an afternoon or evening with nothing to do and want to devote a lot of it to making the most drop-your-pants, devilishly delicious delicacies? Get ready for cookie bonanza.
I told my roommate the other night that I love cookies because they are always soooo simple. Now that it’s Christmas break (CHRISTMAS BREAK!!!), I decided to crack open my All-American Desserts cookbook, which doesn’t often get used, but when it does… the results are amazing. It’s never produced a bad thing. In fact, it’s consistently produced enlarged waistlines. I did a quick run down of the ingredients… maple syrup, sugar, nuts, and then more of the basics… Okay, great. I just need to pick up some pecans at the store. These cookies must be SIMPLE!
I get home with pecans and 6 pairs of new socks, and I’m ready to bake. But… hold on a second. The recipe is two full pages long. It requires a saucepan, pie pan, like three uses of a baking sheet, 8 bowls (exaggeration. maybe.), egg beaters, and the food processor. I will admit: these are demanding cookies. But they are ooohhhh-so worth it. So if you think that most of your kitchen appliances are hankering for a spin, or maybe feel like washing all of your measuring cups today, GO FOR IT. You will not be disappointed!
The finely ground caramel pieces and sweet roasted nuts add a wonderfully unique crunch to these rustic cookies. They’re golden, melt-in-your-mouth crispy, just begging to be dunked in a tall glass of milk. Indulge, it’s the holidays! And since this recipe makes a boatload of cookies, you miiiight have a few to give away. Your call.
Adapted from: The All-American Dessert Book