Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Art and Gimlet Cookies

I have recently submitted a photo to Exhibition One: Zero Gravity at Lolita Bar.  I donated some cookies for the opening reception and decided to take the opportunity to create a new boozy flavor combination! 

Drum roll please...

3 T Gin
2 T Lime Juice
1 t Lime Zest (optional)
3 T Chopped dried cranberries
1/2 c Raw Sugar
1 c All purpose flour
1/2 t Baking Powder
1/4 t Sea Salt
2 t Cornstarch
3 T Canola Oil
3 T Milk

Soak cranberries in gin for about a half hour.

Mix the sugar and lime juice together and let it sit along with the cranberries.  I found it almost acted like sweetened lime juice (but without the corn syrup).

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine dry ingredients and mix well.  Add cranberry/gin mix, sugared lime juice, zest, oil, and milk. Mix well. Drop onto a cookie sheet (I use a cookie scoop) covered with unbleached parchment paper. Bake for 18 minutes.

Makes about 18 cookies

They were very popular ;)

Most of the time I try to create these cookies from alcohol I already have in the house.  Then I search drink recipes to get inspiration.  It's a lot of (delicious) fun!

Here are some photos from the opening reception at Lolita Bar (on the Lower East Side of Manhattan):

 The photo on top is mine...

That's me in the mirror :)


1 comment:

Scylliane said...

that looks delicious and a pleasure for the eyes