Blood Orange Winter Spritz
I'm here to get you off your January booze cleanse (You're welcome!)
You guys. It’s the moooooost wonderful time of the year! But it’s also one of the busiest.
We’ve got plans every night, it seems like. And some nights we have multiple plans. And don’t even ask how I’m doing on Christmas shopping! Lordy.
But you know one thing I AM on top of? COOKIES. Between a cookie swap with friends and just wanting to be able to feast on cookies at home, I am doing QUITE well on cookies. Especially after the swap – I have a couple dozen at least!
And I have no problem with that! Haha.
I’m thrilled to be sharing this recipe today in honor of #calmandbrightcookienight, an online cookie exchange led by my friends at The Modern Proper. Since we are all so busy with our own holiday schedules, we decided to meet up online for our own cookie swap! Check out all of their amazing recipes!
Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Salted Caramel
Wood and Spoon – Candied Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies – http://thewoodandspoon.com/candied-walnut-chocolate-chip-cookies/
Floating Kitchen – Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies http://www.floatingkitchen.net/peppermint-chocolate-thumbprint-cookies/
Brewing Happienss – Mint Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies http://www.brewinghappiness.com/mint-chocolate-gingerbread-cookies-calmandbrightcookienight/
The Vintage Mixer – Ginger Creams with Browned butter Icing http://www.thevintagemixer.com/2016/12/christmas-cookies-ginger-creams/
Wu Haus – Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Sandwiches http://www.wuhaus.com/blog/2016/12/12/raw-vegan-gingerbread-cookie-sandwiches
The Almond Eater – Homemade Almond Biscotti http://thealmondeater.com/2016/12/homemade-almond-biscotti/
Chocolate + Marrow – Brown Butter Gingerbread Madeleines http://chocolateandmarrow.com/2016/12/12/brown-butter-gingerbread-madeleines-recipe
Hungry Girl Por Vida – Lemon Pistachio Linzer Cookies
Honestly YUM – Ricciarelli (Italian Almond Cookies) http://honestlyyum.com/18212/ricciarelli-italian-almond-cookies/
Husbands That Cook – Chocolate Sugar Cookies http://www.husbandsthatcook.com/2016/12/chocolate-sugar-cookies/
The Judy Lab – Sea Salt Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies http://www.thejudylab.com/recipes-blog/sea-salt-chocolate-chocolate-chip-cookies
Gather and Dine – Chocolate Almond Spelt Cookies http://www.gatheranddine.com/chocolate-almond-spelt-cookies/
Betty S Liu- Cardamom Persimmon Cookies with Olive Oil Dark Chocolate Ganache http://bettysliu.com/2016/12/12/cardamom-persimmon-cookies-olive-oil-dark-chocolate-ganache/
Harvest and Honey – Milk & Cookies https://harvestandhoney.com/2016/12/12/milk-cookies/
Bakerita – Chocolate Rugelach (gluten free + refined sugar free) http://www.bakerita.com/chocolate-rugelach-gluten-free/
The Fauxmartha – Snowball cookies http://www.thefauxmartha.com/2016/12/12/snowball-cookies/
The Kitchen Paper – Soft Toffee Cookies http://thekitchenpaper.com/soft-toffee-cookies/
Life Is But A Dish – Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cookies http://www.lifeisbutadish.com/chocolate-peppermint-cream-cookies/
Oh Honey Bakes Pomegranate Pistachio and Almond Biscotti http://ohhoneybakes.com/pomegranate-pistachio-and-lemon-biscotti/
The Brick Kitchen – Coconut Raspberry Wagon Wheels http://www.thebrickkitchen.com/2016/12/coconut-raspberry-wagon-wheels/
Alexandra Cooks – Classic Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies http://www.alexandracooks.com/2016/12/11/classic-cream-cheese-cutout-cookies/
Hello My Dumpling – Ginger Viennese Whirl Cookies with Matcha Passion Fruit Filling http://www.hellomydumpling.com/ginger-viennese-whirl-cookies-matcha-passion-fruit-filling
Snixy Kitchen – Peppermint Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies http://www.snixykitchen.com/2016/12/12/peppermint-chocolate-marshmallow-cookies/
Tending the Table – Almond Macaroons with Satsuma Marmalade https://tendingthetable.com/2016/12/12/almond-macaroons-with-satsuma-marmalade/
Milly’s Kitchen – Grapefruit Fennel Shortbread Cookies http://www.millys-kitchen.com/millys-kitchen/2016/12/12/grapefruit-fennel-shortbread-cookies
PDX Food Love – Chocolate Bourbon Swirl Meringues http://pdxfoodlove.com/chocolate-bourbon-swirl-meringues-for-calmandbrightcookienight/
Lasting Ingredient – Lemon Lime Shortbread http://www.lastingredient.com/2016/12/12/lemon-lime-shortbread/
Heart Beet Kitchen Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies http://heartbeetkitchen.com/2016/recipes/type/dessert/chocolate-peppermint-crinkle-cookies/
Carly Diaz Dark Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread Cookie https://www.carlydiaz.com/blog/2016/12/12/dark-chocolate-pistachio-shortbread-cookies
Cloudy Kitchen – Early Grey Shortbread http://www.cloudykitchen.com/blog/2016/12/11/earl-grey-shortbread
Lena’s Kitchen Blog Shortbread Cookies Three Ways http://www.lenaskitchenblog.com/shortbread-cookies-three-ways/
I hope you enjoy these meringues – I used to not be a big fan of this type of cookie, but I think the ones I’ve had in the past were overcooked. And they weren’t chocolate. They were all crunch and sugar and no balance. This batch will stay soft on the inside, and that swirl of chocolate plus the little bit of bourbon I snuck into the recipe will provide more of a balance (but if you want it to be 100% grain free, just skip the bourbon!). I’m a huge fan. You might even say I’m a convert. Let me know if you are too.