I am usually too nervous to bake (I always forget an ingredient or forget I have cookies in the oven) but these see. Delicious and easy enough. Plus, the bf loves chocolate. May have to give them a go.
I feel so incredibly lucky to live down the street from this beautiful shop (and supply them with their chicken livers!). I was having a particularly terrible day earlier this week and I went and bought five nudges just for myself. Instant day-changer.
I totally hear you on chocolate – I’m the same way! Give me a lemon tart any day over a chocolate dessert. These look great, however, and I might do a little baking tonight since we’re staying in tomorrow and eating in – what we always do on Valentine’s Day. Hope you guys have a lovely one! xx
these look perfect. one of my oldest friends is coming into town this weekend with her new (very serious!) boyfriend, and we are cooking them dinner for a day-after-Valentines, stay-home double-date.
Valentines Day at restaurants can be fun, in our experience, if you go to the totally non-Valentines-y places. last year we went to a hole-in-the-wall to eat boiled crawfish. this year we have a hers & hers spa date in the afternoon and will probably get take-out from a favorite Thai place after…but overpriced menus from fancy-schmancy places? definitely agree that it’s the worst time to go, just like NYE: both are amateur nights!
Hi Nishta- I agree that those sorts of restaurants are the way to go. In fact, this NYE we had dinner with friends at a decidedly not cool restaurant and it was wonderful. No special meals, and many elderly people. Totally my scene. Have a fun weekend!
These look like the perfect end to this weird-weather-in-Chicago, taxes-to-do Thursday. Do you think the batter would keep if I refrigerate or freeze half? Would you freeze it as a log or in already formed balls? Thanks!
I didn’t try freezing, so I am not sure. The biggest problem will be that if the balls are frozen (and if I were going to try I would try balls, not log) it won’t be easy to roll them in sugar. It might not stick. The baked cookies keep pretty well for 4-5 days. If you try storing the dough, let us know!
Well. I made these cookies last night. I must say they are truely excellent. Light in texture, full of rich flavor, just the right amount of sweet. The pistachos and butter, maybe the rum too, really shine. Tim, Im such a huge fan of your blog. I hang onto every word. Just like this recipe, its full of quality! Thanks for sharing.
What a wonderful recipe! We don’t have rum on hand outside of the summer months, but bourbon is always flowing in our home. I subbed in Maker’s Mark and the result was wonderful. I adore your site – thanks for sharing your stories and recipes.