I had a thought this morning and it morphed into one of my better cooking ideas. After the holidays and all the heaviness of what had transpired-into my gut- I was looking for something refreshing. I glanced at a cooking catalogue and was reminded of a product I had bought awhile ago. And by “awhile”- I mean a year! It was Fiori di Sicilia extract. It’s a citrus-vanilla extract that is commonly found in Penattone (an Italian dessert that my mom happens to love!) and is everywhere for the holidays.
So I thought, I have to make something with this…holidays…cookies. Duh, use it in a sugar cookie recipe! It had to be a rich and decadent sugar cookie, though to balance and contrast the flavor of the Fiori. So here’s what I came up with…I’m quite proud, I must say. [Read more…]