This year, our cookie inspiration came from the New York Times, especially Cookie Week 2023, and the book Fabulous Modern Cookies.
This cookie called for “Major Grey” chutney, which I had never heard of before. Wikipedia says it usually has raisins, but none of the ones I found included it. To avoid over-stocking on this condiment, I stopped shopping at three jars.
A sweet-smoky combo in a crumbly shortbread? Mmm, sounds good to me. Unfortunately, these turned out sub-optimally.
This cookie got consumed so fast, I didn’t get a chance to take its portrait. The blend of almond and pistachio in a pleasing swirl was the hands-down winner for me.
On to the third cookie of our holiday baking: this one, a mix of peanut butter and miso. It turned out salty and chewy, but not quite satisfying to me.
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