I’m not sure when I first looked at a food blog. Are you? Did I even understand what it was when I first saw one? Another weird blog thing? I know that one of the first food blogs I fell in love with was The Wednesday Chef. It was maybe three years ago that I found Luisa Weiss’ outstanding site. I immediately enjoyed her writing—it was smart, it was emotional, and it was funny. Luisa made blogging cool. (At the time, blogging was decidedly not cool—maybe it still isn’t.) It has been a pleasure to watch Luisa cook her way through recipes, both good and bad, and share her stories. I am so very pleased to have Luisa participating in the 12 Days of Cookies, especially now as she prepares to leave the states and head across the pond for exciting new adventures in Berlin (for more on that, read this incredibly moving post). Luckily, she is taking us all with her.
These Cardamom-Pistachio Cookies are a lovely little treat that will be an elegant addition to your cookie tray. Click on over to The Wednesday Chef to read more about them and say hello and bon voyage to Luisa and see why she continues to make blogging cool.
Huge thanks to Luisa for making the time to bake cookies in the midst of preparing to move!
Check back tomorrow for another cookie recipe, they just keep coming!
Previously on the 12 Days of Cookies:
#2 Dorie Greenspan’s Linzer Sables
#4 101 Cookbooks Sparkling Ginger Chip Cookies
December 7th, 2009 at 7:45 am
i love this site and have enjoyed reading about and looking at all the gorgeous cookies. if i may, i’d like to make one teeny tiny complaint: almost all of these recipes have nuts! as someone who cooks for someone with a serious nut allergy, i’m crossing my fingers for a non-nut coookie recipe soon! thanks!
December 7th, 2009 at 7:52 am
Hey Jen, I hear you- unfortunately, I really love cooking with nuts and there are more headed your way. The shortbread and today’s cardamom can easily be made without nuts and the bow-ties and ginger sparklers are both nut free! There is at least one more nut-free cookie coming your way and one that can be adapted. So, there are some option! At least there isn’t much chocolate!
December 7th, 2009 at 8:05 am
thanks for the reply tim. i think i was just feeling a bit sorry for myself, but yes, i definitely have options and i’ve gotten pretty good at adapting recipes, so no worries! and about the chocolate, don’t remind me, not being able to use high quality chocolate in my baking makes me crazy. but you know what? even with nestle’s the world peace cookies still taste fabulous!
December 7th, 2009 at 8:31 am
Loving this series!
December 7th, 2009 at 9:01 am
I love the color of the pistachios! So pretty :)
December 7th, 2009 at 9:24 am
I feel a bit the opposite of Jen, and love cookies (or anything) with nuts and don’t love chocolate in cookies – so this series has been right up my alley!
And Tim, I must agree with you that Luisa’s blog was one of the first that I feel for… and definitely one of the very few that I found that long ago and still check out regularly.
Thanks to both of you for another great cookie…it’s getting dangerous that I want to make them all!
The Duo Dishes says:
December 7th, 2009 at 12:43 pm
Cardamom! So underused. It’s nice with any nut really, but pistachio is particularly good.
December 7th, 2009 at 2:37 pm
The cardamom/pistachio combo sounds amazing. Great looking cookie!
December 7th, 2009 at 6:38 pm
Two of my favorite ingredients in one cookie! They look lovely.
Heather @ chik n' pastry says:
December 7th, 2009 at 8:58 pm
Ooooooohhhhh – cardamom and pistachio. Can’t go wrong! I’ve got a recipe for cardamom and orange cookies that I want to make. And yes – I love Luisa’s blog too!
pam robinson says:
December 12th, 2009 at 11:07 pm
these look amazing as do all of the lovely goodies you share with us… thank you so much… i just love your blog.. have a wonderful holiday season… x pam
December 12th, 2009 at 11:55 pm
thanks, pam! you have a happy holiday season too!