24 December 2010
Christmas Sweets Day #4 - Chocolate-Dipped Biscochitos
We're almost there! Only one more day until Christmas! This is the last day I have for baking treats for gift plates and these cookies will round those plates out beautifully. Every Christmas, I look around for one new cookie recipe to add to my trove of holiday recipes. This year, I scoped out this recipe from Mangiabella , a gorgeous foodblog that was recommended by Chef Dennis of More Than a Mount Full on one of his Guest Friday posts...
I loved the look of these cookies because of the interesting play on shortbread. These shortbreads have anise seeds and brandy in them, though. I just think the buttery consistency of the cookie will accept that hint of licorice so nicely! And brandy is always a welcome little flavor punch at this time of year ... I can't wait to taste them!
I have some pretty little cookie cutters to use and some cinnamon sugar mixed and ready to sprinkle. I also have some semi-sweet chocolate all ready to melt for dipping some of the biscochitos, too! Golly, I even love saying the name of these cookies! Biscochitos! What a happy little name! Click the links for the above blogs ... you're in for a treat! The link to Mangiabella will hook you up with today's recipe!
So ... let's make those biscochitos! Arriba,arriba! Feliz Navidad!