Tuesday, January 20, 2009

No Ordinary Cookie

I have something a.ma.zing to share with you today. It comes in the form of an innocent little cookie and looks quite unremarkable sitting on its cooling rack fresh out of the oven.

Come to think of it, the poor dear is still not much to look at twenty-four hours later. But let's not be superficial.

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Molly has raved about this cookie recipe, and when Molly raves about something, my head starts nodding in agreement before I even take a bite of my own replication. She's a sly one in that way.

So, these little buckwheat cookies with the crunch of raw chocolate have been filed away in the back of my head for a while, and they finally came into being last night. The nibble we all agreed to take last night was pleasant enough, but today their flavor is deeper and yet gentler. The buckwheat isn't so abrasive, and the cocoa nibs have released their aroma throughout the crumb.

You might get some strange looks when you nonchalantly ask someone, "Do you want a buckwheat and cocoa nib cookie?" But if they've got any sense in them (okay, and an ounce of adventure), you'll have many pleased palates before you.

Now here's the recipe I just know you're itching for...

Buckwheat Butter Cookies with Cocoa Nibs

7 comments:

Tori said...

ahhh, right before i saw this post, i was raiding my cabinets to fix my cookie craving.
& now i wish that i had the ingredients/time to make these...they look wonderful!

pinkstripes said...

I guess I'm going to have to make this cookie. :P Thanks for sharing!

GrantJM said...

Nothing about the cookies this time, but noticed how nice Molly's font is that she's using...

Lael said...

Tori: It took a trip to Central Market in Dallas for me to get some buckwheat and cocoa nibs. And then they sat in my cupboard for more than a month! It was about time.

Pinkstripes: I'm glad I convinced you. :)

GrantJM: Not equally impressed by the sound of these cookies, eh, Dad? And, yes, Molly's typeface is lovely. I do believe it's Trebuchet...one of my favorites. Simple, a little bit retro, and subtly stylized.

Michelle Stiles said...

Ohhh... these look mighty tasty. They are going to be stored in the index of my brain for the cookie adventure. I am a bit cookied out in the time being.
We are going to try and go to Dallas in the late spring early summer. I will make a point to catch up with you in the great Lone Star State.

Narje said...

woow they look delicious

ps. wasn't hard too find you ;-)

Sherri said...

Adding this one to the recipe box...