These are weird little cookies. Almost savory, but not quite. Cheese and black pepper pull them more towards the flavor of a cracker, but then lemon and a coating of sanding sugar brings them back in the dessert realm.
I keep thinking I want to pair them with a glass of port.
Larry didn’t like them at first, but then said they’ve grown on him. I agree. They’re not so good that I want to gobble up every last one, but they satisfy a certain something.
For the recipe and to see how the other Baked Sunday Mornings bakers fared, head over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
- Lemon Pecorino Pepper Icebox Cookies (Baked Elements, p. 162)
Port sounds like a perfect pairing with these – I just couldn’t bring myself to try them after making Dorie Greenspan’s Seaweed Sables, I’m kind of over the is-it-a-cracker-or-a-cookie thing. Glad to hear you both liked them.
I agree with Susan– why resist the port? :) I just loved these, but apparently I’m the only one. Your cookies are nice and yellow and crisp-looking– I like!