Sometimes around the holidays, you've just got to give in to the cookie. They're abundant, beautiful plates of small sweet bites everywhere you go. I can practically taste the powdered sugar now! While I love tradition, I often find myself maxed out on the sugar intake before we've even gotten to dinner, let alone dessert. So what about a a small savory bite to accompany cocktails? What about a savory cookie?
After a successful run making gougères for a party last weekend (and carting them to Brooklyn in a snowstorm, still warm from the oven I might add!), I'm convinced of the perfection of small, baked savory bites and ready to take a stab at a few of these less tradition recipes for the holidays. I've written about savory shortbread in past, but this is a whole new territory — everything from gruyere to crushed up potato chips to tarragon:
Six Savory Cookies to Try
- 1 Ham and Gruyere Thumbprints - Martha Stewart
- 2 Potato Chip Cookies - Smitten Kitchen (pictured above)
- 3 Seaweed Cookies - David Lebovitz
- 4 Apricot Tarragon Cocktail Cookies - Food & Wine
- 5 Olive Oil Cookies - Mark Bittman/NYT
- 6 Rosemary Cookies with Tomato Jam - Epicurious
What are your favorite savory bites to make for the holidays?