Merry Christmas everyone!
To commemorate the day in delicious style, I offer you my latest cookie creation, an Indian-inspired thumbprint cookie.
I developed this cookie for a recipe contest, but despite being utterly fabulous (all humility aside), it did not capture a prize. But all the better, because the recipe remains my own and I am able to offer it to all of you, dear readers.
The cookie dough portion of this cookie is no surprise to anyone who know my tastes for sweets: I adore cardamom, cashews, brown sugar and and lime, so why not combine them in one morsel? When I opted to use coconut oil (I am still in the experimentation stage with this luscious stuff) instead of butter, I came close to collapsing in bliss.
I considered jam, marmalade and curd for the filling, but I wanted some “wow.” Welcome coconut-lime dark chocolate. And because Christmas cookies need some bling, a sprinkle of red mukhwas (don’t they look like tiny Christmas ornaments?) and a pinch of finely grated lime zest.
Joy to the world!