I just finished reading The Bucolic Plague (available here) yesterday. It’s about The Fabulous Beekman Boys and I have to admit it – I kind of have a crush. It’s not on the boys exactly but on their country lives, real or not, and on the “putting it all on the table” writing style of Josh Kilmer-Purcell. I knew about them before the Amazing Race and loved them on the show, especially the way they played the game in such a spirited, caring, humane way. And guess what! Even though they are the total opposite of athletic or coordinated, they played smart and won. So, if there was a lesson to be learned this past season – it pays to be smart.
So anyway, I checked out their website and decided to put a spin on one of the cookie recipes they shared. There is some pink in the final product, thanks to marachino cherries which many of us remember from the 60’s. They call theirs Cherry Kisses. I’m changing the name because pretty much the only similarity is the pink frosting. Mr. Autumn has been a diligent follower of the Paleo plan since early November, (not to lose weight but to be healthier), but I think he’ll appreciate this sweet treat.
Start with your favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe, or you can even cut and bake the pre-made dough. I used the recipe on the back of the Nestles chocolate chip bag.
Next, make your favorite butter cream frosting. Chop up six cherries and add 1/2 teaspoon of juice for the color and add to the mix. To simplify it, you can buy the pre-made frosting and just add the cherries and juice to that. Then spread the frosting on one cookie and then top it with another. That’s all there is to it. If you take the easy way out, you can make these confections while your Valentine dinner is cooking. Your sweetheart will think you are the sweetest!!!
Have a great week-end!!!