Thursday, January 18, 2007

the 34 cookies of Christmas: day 29

Our twenty-ninth cookie creation of Christmas 2006 is one which we lovingly refer to as "dog bones"-- no due to their taste, of course, but rather their unique shape. These crunchy log-shaped cookies are packed full of chocolate chunks and infused with Tahitian vanilla paste. After baking, the ends are dipped in tempered Belgian bittersweet chocolate, and rolled in an assortment of toasted and chopped nuts. This year, we used toasted slivered almonds to finish the bones, but in past years we have used walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts... even toasted coconut. All in all, these simple cookies are a favorite of humans and dogs alike... although not nearly as inviting to the latter group as our previously described cappuccino flats (see day 24 of the 34 cookies of Christmas!)...

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