Friday, December 22, 2006

the 34 cookies of Christmas: day 2

At orenji catering we love to experiment with different spices and flavors, especially in combination with well-loved preparations and recipes. Some of our favorite "discoveries" include our white chocolate, green tea, and cardamom cheesecake; our bittersweet chocolate and chili pepper truffle; white pepper brown sugar biscotti, and a smooth and silky garam masala and milk chocolate mousse. This last invention inspired a recent addition to our Christmas cookie repertoire, which is highlighted on day 2 of the 34 cookies of Christmas.

These delicate cookies begin with a bittersweet chocolate base which is infused with the aromatic Indian spice mix-- Garam Masala (which is a blend of cinnamon, roasted cumin, cloves, nutmeg, mace, and green cardamom seeds). Dipped in white chocolate at the ends, and sprinkled with red sanding sugar, these subtle chocolate spice cookies are a exotic and enjoyable addition to our cookie trays.

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