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need recipe for little tea/coffee biscuits

Old 03-25-2020, 06:06 AM
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i'm looking for unusual recipes for small, not overly sweet, cookies/biscuits that go well with a cup of coffee, or tea. eg:biscotti, shortbread, unfrosted, sweet cracker, etc....something semi-sweet, light and crisp. exotic flavors are nice too.

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Old 03-25-2020, 06:25 AM
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You might like lavender! Working with lavender or other floral or especially botanical oils typically requires a light hand!
https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/lave...bread-cookies/

Saltines whether bought or made can be dressed up with toppings or an egg wash and some seasonings and a re-crisping.
https://www.delish.com/food/g3595/th...with-saltines/
https://www.macheesmo.com/saltine-cracker-recipes/
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:30 AM
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I have had many compliments on my shortbread cookies to which I have added finely minced fresh rosemary and lemon zest. That is really good with coffee.

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Old 03-25-2020, 07:11 AM
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Nice use of the rosemary and lemon zest, Novice, have you ever tried baking much with olive oil? It used to be "too expensive" for me but now its just another pantry ingredient.
https://www.bhg.com/recipe/lemon-olive-oil-cake/

Was thinking some more as I made my coffee -- I make a really good sugar cookie, I have the thickness of dough, size of cookie, oven temp, all that down. Although it is the "family" recipe, I think it's just a Betty Crocker cookie with a bit of orange zest grated in. But the nice thing about a sugar cookie is once you have the basics you can just dress it up or down.

Making sugars with lavender or other flowers is another way to impart just a bit of flavor and easy to do if you have the plants. If I'm recalling correctly you have quite the garden or at least plant collection. Heather is a potentially already landscaped plant that can be used in cooking or is nice added to baths! I also have some heather tea but I didn't make it myself.
https://incredible-edible-todmorden....ry/herbofmonth

I didn't really appreciate shortbread early in life, but sometimes you do want that subtle thing "with" and not stealing the show from your nicely brewed cup of earl grey or whatever and have become a real fan where it is my Girl Scout cookie of choice even. Still, however, don't appreciate scones. Rather have a biscuit or just about anything else other than a scone. Just looking at them makes my mouth go dry. Around here they are fair food with strawberries and whipped cream, but that should be shortcake!

Another favorite cookie was puffy ginger gems with just a bit of lemon frosting to brighten it up. Pretty sure that was also in the Betty Crocker book, not rolled cookies but spooned out.

Our family gingerbread was the flat variety, where you boiled the molasses and made it in the pan, not a bowl. Think that's from the German side of my mom's family.
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:45 AM
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Here's a family favorite of ours. The recipe came from my DM and I don't know where she got it and I found it online here:
http://www.castironstew.com/2015/02/...r-cookies.html

I prefer to cut the dough in thirds and then slice thin (about 1/4"). And my personal recipe calls for 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
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Ginger snaps are great with tea. Or I am thinking of making my grandmother’s sour cream cookies. A nice sugar cookie she made when we would visit
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Old 03-25-2020, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Novice.for.now View Post
I have had many compliments on my shortbread cookies to which I have added finely minced fresh rosemary and lemon zest. That is really good with coffee.
Could you share the recipe?
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:27 AM
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Haven't found what I've been looking for in terms of things to do with saltines, had a friend who did them that way but you could probably use pie crust or phyllo dough for the same sort of result.

Friend would whip egg whites into a meringue, put a fluffy coat on the cracker and then sprinkle with sliced or diced almonds, a zig zag of honey, and a bit of salt on top. Broil for the meringue to toast. You can even use dried egg whites to make meringues, but she had chickens and for most of the year she had plenty of eggs.
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:59 AM
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thanks for all of the wonderful ideas everyone! it's raining today, so instead of gardening, i might get in the kitchen and try one of these recipes. they all sound great!

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