Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Countdown: Liqour Cabinet Clean-Out

The last of the Gourmet cookies I tried this year. Chocolate Sambuca Crinkle Cookies.

Admittedly, I made these because I have not one, but two half bottles of Sambuca lingering on top of the wine glass cabinet where we keep or liqour. We don't drink Sambuca. In fact, we rarely drink hard alcohol at all, but if or when we do, it's usually gin or vodka tonics, or the occasional mojito. I think maybe the bottles are leftovers from my younger days - I seem to remember a pretty hardcore shot of vodka, with orange slices dipped in sugar, resting on the edge of the glass, with a bit of sambuca poured over it, and then lit with a match. But truth be told, if that's what I drank, how on earth do I still remember? Sounds like it could make anyone forget!

The cookies also have chocolate and walnuts in them, which are big ringers in the taste department, and Sambuca definitly needs something to pair up with. Personally, I like the anise-taste, but M despises it. I can't even get him to eat fennel. So I figured I better make these cookies for someone else, hence they were served at the Julestue. I wouldn't say they were a big hit though - people noticed the alcoholic afterthought in these babies, and that just doesn't ring well with my crowd, I suppose - but I liked their deep, dark flavor. They're mighty pretty though, plus I got to use up an entire half cup of Sambuca - the cabinet's already looking better!


Eva said...

Although I personally detest Sambuca (only had it once and that made for very bad memories...), your cookies look awesome!

Jeanne said...

What is it about finishing obscure stuff in your kitchen (or liquor cabinet!) that's so deeply, deeply satisfying?? I also have very, very bad memories of sambucca. I have always hated liquorice, but when my first serious boyfriend at varsity suggested we have some, I didn't want to seem uncool... so for the 3 years we dated, I drank it!! Yuk, yuk, yuk! These cookies look like a good way to neutralise it & make it palatable!

Rumela said...

Thanks a lot. Chocolate Sambuca Crinkle Cookies is an interesting recipe. At last I have found something interesting and unique to serve to my guests during the holidays. I am sure that they'll love this Sambuca.

Amelia PS said...

they sound like a wonderful cookie for grownups