These cookies use a sugar cookie base, but then are enhanced with chili, lime, and coconut. The chili is barely noticeable until the end of each cookie where it breaks through with the subtlest hint of heat. Rolling the cookies in chunk sugar before baking gives them an extra crunch. Continue reading
The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap partnered this year with Cookies for Kids Cancer to fund pediatric cancer research. With the help of brand partners and blogger contributions, over $13,000 was raised! In addition to the fund raising, the other great part is receiving 3 dozen cookies, Secret Santa style, along with some great goodies from sponsors! I was able to taste Wilde in the Kitchen’s Gingerbread Mallowmen, Yumology’s Apple Brandy Biscochitos, and Stir and Strain’s Molasses, Cocoa Nib, and Black Strap Rum Cookies. They were all delicious and it was fun to find new packages at home with a surprise cookie inside.
The batter for these cookies looks like it can barely contain all of the goodies. They are chunky and firm with a savory kick from the pistachios and sea salt. Definitely a top favorite in the house! You could easily leave the nuts out or swap them for something different, depending on your mood.