These Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies are the perfect treat for those who love a combination of sweet and savory.
National Cookie Day
How was your weekend, my friends? Did you celebrate a National Cookie Day well? Have you been enjoying your Monday? Did you make and indulge yourself with anything delicious?
Wait. Why did nobody interrupt me on the words about National Cookie Day?
Do you know that such a day indeed exists?
Well, if you are a little familiar with food days, you might notice there are pretty a lot of weird days. I won’t mention these because who knows which days do you celebrate guys. No judgment.
But if it comes to honoring cookies, I’m in! Besides, it’s December with all this Christmas baking being involved. I mean when else if not on December, 4?
Yes. National Cookie Day
Yes, as you see, National Cookie Day was yesterday. Sorry for letting you know this late. I was too busy yesterday celebrating it. But it’s never too late to grab a cookie or 5. I think these Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies would be a great thing to celebrate.
As the matter of fact, I made these Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies twice. Not because they turned out delicious (Oh, they did in fact!), but because I wasn’t satisfied with the photos. You know, some people have bad hair days, some bad shooting days.
Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies
So I needed to fix it. Although the basic recipe (as well as the idea of photo styling) remained the same, I decided to add a little of brandy. I thought it might work. And you know what? It did work! Brandy slightly altered the texture (The cookies were softer while the first time they were flakier), but that subtle brandy flavor was quite hearty.
Dipped in chocolate, and sprinkled with a little of pink salt, these Brandy Chocolate Pink Salt Cookies are the way too delicious. For Santa. Not for you. So save them for yourself:)
Happy belated National Cookie Day! Did you celebrate it?
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons brandy
- a few drops of brandy flavor (optional)
- 1 3/4 cups of pastry flour
- 100 gr dark or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (or drops)
- 125 gr dark or bittersweet chocolate or melting chocolate waffles
- Coarse sea or pink salt
- In a large bowl beat the butter gradually adding the powdering sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the vanilla, brandy, and salt until combined.
- Gradually add the flour mixing just until well combined. You should get elastic soft dough. Add in 100 gr of the chocolate.
- Wrap the dough up in plastic wrap and chill 2-3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out the dough (1 cm or a little less) and cut using a cookie cutter.
- Places slices on the prepared baking sheets and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove from the oven and let cool.
- In a microwave, melt the remaining chocolate in a bowl (20 seconds x 2-3 times depending on size).
- Dip half of each cookie into the melted chocolate. Place the cookies on a rack. Sprinkle with a little of the salt. Let stand until the chocolate is set.