My job can get a little hectic, but there are some days when I think, “Wow am I lucky!” The other day was one of those days — a care package arrived from Nancy Baggett. Nancy is working on a cookie book for me, and she sent me a huge box of samples to try. That turned into an office tasting party. But first, I have to do a little bit of bragging for Nancy (because she’s pretty modest). Her latest book, Kneadlessly Simple, was voted to Amazon.com’s list of customer favorites for 2009. Congratulations, Nancy. You deserve it.
Back to the cookies. I can already tell this is going to be a great book. I can’t spoil anything yet because the book won’t be out for a while, but these treats were minty, herby, spicy, chocolatey… you name it. The biscotti above had lavender in them.
So which were my favorite? That honor goes to these biscotti. I know, they look like standard biscotti, right? Well, they’re anything but standard. I haven’t tested the recipe myself yet, or even seen the recipe yet, but these were simply amazing. Perfect biscotti. Maybe Nancy will write about it on her blog before the book comes out.