Walnut sticks with cocoa nibs
April found me quite enamored with cocoa nibs. It all started quite innocently with a package that arrived in the mail.
I hoarded the precious nibs for a while, not entirely sure how best to showcase them. They are unassuming little guys. They waited patiently as I pondered over the many possibilities. And then I stumbled upon a whole slew of recipes inspired by Alice Medrich's creations. And so in a moment of inspired browsing, the idea for Walnut Sticks with Cocoa Nibs was born.
Heres what I did
I halved the original recipe (see links below) and used walnuts and whole wheat pastry flour. I chilled the dough for two hours but a little more patience would have brought even better results.
Delicious!!! These cookies are stylish, unpretentious and never fail to satisfy. The marriage of sugar - butter - cocoa nib is pure genius. I simply cannot imagine "a more perfect union".
Original recipe from Bittersweet by Alice Medrich
1. Almond Sticks with Cocoa nibs on Lisa's blog
2. Nibby Pecan cookies
3. Pistachio and cocoa nib thins and another version here.
4. Nibs in muffins or cupcakes.
5. Perhaps a cocoa nib pavlova !
6. And for all you lily-gilders out there, Chocolate and Cocoa Nib cookies!
This one is going to Andrew for WTSIM... Dried Fruit and Nuts. See y'all at the round-up!