Posts tagged ‘Cookie’

December 12, 2011

Cookie Exchange | Chocolate-Sichuan Pepper Crinkles

It’s not the holidays without at least one cookie exchange.

This year I wanted to make a traditional cookie (the ubiquitous crinkle) with just a slight kick.  Enter Sichuan pepper: not related at all to black peppercorns or chili peppers, it’s used most commonly in Chinese and Japanese cooking.  It is a most unusual spice, one that has a piney, citrusy flavor and makes your mouth a bit numb.  Up until 2005 they were technically illegal to import (but not for any consumption reasons).  It all adds up to give these chocolatey cookies a feeling of just a hint of lemon and danger.  Who else’s cookies can promise that?

Chocolate-Sichuan Pepper Crinkle Cookies, makes 90 (whoa), inspired by a classic Betty Crocker recipe

3/4 cup vegetable oil

6 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled

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January 4, 2011

Delicious Cookies Come to You | Rogue Bakery

I love it when someone is creative.  And hilarious.  And can bake a mean cookie.  That’s Carl, who started Rogue Bakery.  He’s been around, delivering cookie happiness to Columbus-ites in the know and I finally pulled the trigger New Year’s Eve to have some cookies delivered on New Year’s Day.  Who knew?

Operating essentially without a net, Rogue lets you order cookies right on Facebook.  Follow Rouge on Twitter to keep in the loop regarding new offerings.  It’s the new social media and it comes with cookies!

Carl himself delivers the cookies right to your door.  Unless you live far away, then the mailman does it.

It’s completely fun.  And the cookies are completely delicious.  I wisely ordered the grab bag so I my hungry family could sample several types of cookies.  Carl doesn’t believe me that Cherub can pack away the cookies, but she can.  She really can I tell you.  And Hades, too.  Face it, we’re all pros.

Delivered individually wrapped and all creative tasty flavors – a spicy ancho peanut butter cookie that you couldn’t even tell was vegan was my favorite.  Holiday spritz cookies were also in the bag, Cherub’s favorite.  Chocolate chip with a bit of sea salt were fantastic as well as a dense chocolate-y cookie that had a hint of cinnamon (this one was vegan, too! – I was shocked, shocked I tell you, that I liked something that was vegan).

I love to bake, but this changes my mind a little bit about needing to do it.  When you can get such a plethora of innovative flavor combinations all at once, why not have Rouge Bakery do the baking for you?   And they deliver.  Rogue 1, Oven 0.

One dozen cookies with delivery, $15.


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