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Dec 6, 2007 06:50 AM

Cookie Recipes - Unusual ingredients?

I was invited to a cookie exchange next week, and I am looking to accomplish 1 of 2 things.

A) Bring a cookie so unique and strange that everyone praises it, or
B) Bring a cookie so unique and strange that I don't get invited next year.

Either is fine with me! So, does anyone have any (edible) cookie recipes that they could share that contains a 'wierd' ingredient? The potato chip cookies are good but that is sort of mainstream now. I was thinking more along the lines of savory herbs or rutabagas or parsnips...

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  1. Not sure if this is unusual enough but Maida Heatter has a good cardamom cookie recipe.

    1. Don't know if you'll consider this an unusal ingredient but...A co-worker of mine who likes to bake, and has taken a few classes, makes a couple varieties of 'pecan sandies' style cookies that the recipe calls for adding crushed potato chips to. She brought some to work and we all raved about them. They were really good. I just did a Google search of 'potato chip cookies' and got a lot of 'results'. Below is the link to the search results in case you might be interested in these.

      1. How about Blackberry Sage Thumbprints? They won first in a cookie exchange among Funwithfood's friends. They're really pretty cookies too.

        1. I know it's from a Butter Council ad, but there's a recipe for rosemary caramel sandwich cookies that actually looks pretty good. I saw it in a mag, but it's also probably on their website.

          1. Bean Cookies. no kidding. Recipe calls for rolled oats, ground up canned white beans, brown sugar, etc. I like them & they're healthy. I can paraphrase if you like.

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            1. re: morebubbles

              I was thinking along the same lines, but rather yellow split pea-filled cookies (hopia munggo).