Sometimes I wish I had a fashion/style blog like Kendi Everyday, but then I remember I lack a unique sense of fashion (hence why I feel the need to text pictures of my outfits to my friends for approval).
I simply cannot accessorize. If you can, bless your heart.
More importantly, I’ve noted that these style bloggers all have fabulous significant others (or something or other) who can take fantastically flattering pictures of them in random parts of cities. No luck there for me either.
Instead, I oogle style blogs on a regular basis and stick to making food… like biscotti. Biscotti is like the silky scarf of cookies, don’t you think?
Better than the average cookie and even more divine when dipped in hot coffee. The orange and pistachio combination. Classic. Like a black dress.
adapted from Allrecipes Biscotti
1/2 canola oil
1 cup white sugar
zest of 2 oranges
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup shelled pistachios
2 cup white chocolate chips (plus more for drizzling)
1-2 tsp canola oil
Preheat oven to 375F. Beat together canola oil, sugar, eggs, orange zest and vanilla until well combined. Beat in flour and baking soda until almost combined. Add pistachios and 1 cup of white chocolate chips. Divide dough in half. Form into two logs about 2 or 3 inches wide and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven allow to cool until you can handle it without burning yourself. Reduce oven temperature to 325F. Then slice at a slight diagonal into half inch slices. Lay onto baking sheet again and bake 5 minutes on each side. Allow to cool completely.
Once cookies are completely cooled, place white chocolate chips into a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted. Add a teaspoon or two of canola oil until the chocolate is a little runny (but not too much). Drizzle over cooled cookies. Allow chocolate to harden and serve with hot coffee or tea. Makes about 40 cookies and can be stored in an air tight container up to 1 week.
If you, like me, are lacking in the style department, don’t despair. These cookies will distract anyone from noticing that your shoes don’t match your outfit and you’re missing an earring.
Save the cash you would spend on a new pair of boots and get yourself a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. That’s what I did today…
…And oh yeah, Happy New Year!