Cookies & Cocktails [FPP v2.0]

You might remember my post on our "Doughnut Making Party," now also dubbed Food Porn Party v1.0.  Cheryl, the 2 Sarahs and I just held the second installment - Cookies & Cocktails!  We decided to get in the holiday spirit, so each of us chose a cookie recipe and a cocktail recipe.  Again, we developed one shopping list and divided it among the 4 of us.

While compiling our recipes and shopping lists, I noticed something kind of funny.  By funny, I mean that something that only people who are consumed with good food would subconsciously do.  Each of our own Cookie & Cocktail recipes complimented each other.  So below is a photograph of our "pairings" and a few selected recipes. 

Chocolate "Aftershock" Cookies & Blood Orange Spritz

"Savory" Sarah
Cookie: Chocolate "Aftershock" Cookies
12.8 oz     Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1.6 oz       Butter

3               Eggs
9.6 oz       Sugar
1 t             Coffee Extract

1 t             Vanilla Extract
1.6 oz       AP
1 t             Baking Powder
1 t             Salt

4 oz           Milk Chocolate Chips
4 oz           White Chocolate Chips
4 oz           Peanut Butter Chips
6.5 oz        Walnuts, toasted & chopped
1.  Over a bain marie melt chocolate and butter, set aside
2.  Whip eggs, sugar and extracts on high in a mixer
3.  Once mixture has thickened, add AP, BP and Salt and mix until combined
4.  On a low speed, add melted chocolate/butter mixture
5.  Once incorporated, fold in chocolate and nuts
6.  Refrigerate batter for 1/2 hour, or until batter has hardened enough to scoop
Frosted Lime Wafers & Blackberry Sage Refresher
7.  Scoop and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes

Cocktail: Blackberry Sage Refresher
Sage Syrup
1 c         Sugar
1 c         Water
2 sprigs  Sage
1.  Bring all ingredients to a boil
2.  Steep for 15 minutes
3.  Discard sage and allow syrup to cool
2 oz       Blackberry Puree
1 oz       Vodka
1 oz       Sage Syrup
2 oz       Tonic
              Fresh Blackberries & Sage for garnish
1.  Combine first 4 ingredients, stir
2.  Add ice and garnish
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cookies & Pomegranate Moscow Mule


 "Sweet" Sarah
Cookie: Brown Butter Pumpkin Cookies
3/4 c    AP
1 t        BP
1 t        BS
1 1/4 t  Coarse Salt     
1 1/2 t  Ground Cinnamon
1 1/4 t  Ground Ginger
3/4 t     Ground Nutmeg
3/4 c     Butter, rt
2 1/4 c  Brown Sugar
2           Eggs
1 1/2 c  Pumpkin Puree
3/4 c     Evaporated Milk
1 t         Vanilla Extract
1.  Combine dries, set aside
2.  Paddle buttter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy
3.  Add wet ingredients, mixing until well combined
4.  Add dries and mix only until incorporated
5.  Pipe 1 1/2 in mounds onto sheet pans
6.  Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes
4 c               Powdered Sugar, sifter
10 T            Butter, browned
1/4 c + 1 T  Evaporated Milk
2 t               Vanilla Extract
1.  Once butter is browned, stir immediately into powdered sugar
2.  Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth
3. Using an offset spatula or piping bag, frost cooled cookies
Alfajores & Warm Apple Pie Spiced Cider
Cocktail: Warm Apple Pie Spiced Cider
1 1/4 qt   Apple Cider
3 T          Brown Sugar
7             Cinnamon Sticks (more for garnish)
1 t           Ground Allspice
1/2 t        Ground Ginger
Pinch      Ground Cloves
Pinch      Ground Nutmeg
Pinch      Salt
1/2 c       Calvados or other Brandy
1.  In a pot, combine all ingredients except Calvados
2.  Bring mixture to a boil and allow to steep for 15 minutes
3.  Stir in Calvados 
4.  Strain into glasses
5.  Garnish with cinnamon sticks

Although we weren't able to follow our cookie recipes to a "T" due to the libations, it was definitely a good time and everything came out quite delicious in the end.  Coming January 2012...FPP v3.0.  I can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. As usual the photos are awesome, thanks Laura can't wait for the next one!