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isabelle315 Mar 27, 2012 06:09 PM

I'm having some family visit this weekend, and I made Chow's Salted Caramel Ice Cream for dessert one night. It is delicious, but I feel like I should have something with it - a simple cookie, maybe - nothing fancy. Something crunchy to go with the smooth, creamy ice cream. But I can't decide what flavor would go best.

I was thinking a simple chocolate cookie, or a shortbread? What would you do?

  1. c oliver Feb 8, 2013 02:35 PM

    I love these ginger cookies with pecans.

    http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe...

    One of my favorite toppings for a special ice cream is a tiny drizzle of very good evoo. Meyer lemon is my fave.

    1. katydid13 Mar 27, 2012 09:12 PM

      Brownies!

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      1. re: katydid13
        melpy Feb 8, 2013 08:57 AM

        I second this. Salted caramel vanilla is one of my favorite flavors. One of the restaurants was doing it over a warm brown sundae. The brownie warm with the I've cream should be sufficient.

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        luciaannek Mar 27, 2012 08:33 PM

        A spoon.

        Now but seriously you could go a lot of directions with this. You can keep it sweet-savory, or go sweet. I love sweet-savory short breads. It might be fun to do a black pepper shortbread to go with the salt in the caramel. You can also go more traditional with a pecan or almond short bread.

        I'd skip the chocolate it might compete with your carefully crafted caramel. I think some kind of shortbread in the way to go.

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        1. re: luciaannek
          BananaBirkLarsen Mar 27, 2012 08:45 PM

          Salt caramel and pepper shortbread! That's brilliant! I'm going to have to steal this sometime.

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          chefathome Mar 27, 2012 07:08 PM

          My vote would be shortbread. And maybe some candied bacon...

          1. kattyeyes Mar 27, 2012 06:40 PM

            For a simple chocolate cookie, these sound good:
            http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

            I've made cookies like these previously (variation on the Payard flourless chocolate cookie) and they were great. I think nice, dark chocolate cookie would be a lovely pairing. I also kinda want to make these again myself. :)

            1. mamachef Mar 27, 2012 06:27 PM

              Dark chocolate crackle cookies. Yum.

              1. goodhealthgourmet Mar 27, 2012 06:26 PM

                i vote for chocolate - shortbread, or the florentines chowser suggested, or chocolate tuiles, or brownies...or make ice cream sandwiches with it using chocolate cookies.

                1. chowser Mar 27, 2012 06:13 PM

                  What about an almond lace cookie?

                  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Almond-Lace-Cookies-103403

                  Or if you want to go the chocolate route, along those lines, a florentine.

                  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/fo...

                  I'd also like something simple like a madeleine or macaron (not macaroon).

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