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12 Days of Foodie Gifts: Day 10

Salt and Spice Is Everything Nice!

On the 10th Day of Giving: Here’s today’s great gift idea to help you express your best wishes for the food lover in your life!

Spice up someone’s life with a selection of high end spices for which they might not normally splurge—like pure vanilla bean, or coffee flavoring, or a nice sea salt assortment. Combine it with a recipe like this one for Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies.


Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

3/4 cup unsalted butter

3/4 cup dark Muscovado sugar

1/4 cup Caster sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla

1 teaspoon rum or rum flavoring

Fleur de sel sea salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Sift dry ingredients together
  • Melt 4 ounces of the chocolate
  • Cream butter and sugars together
  • Add egg, then flavorings and melted chocolate
  • Add flour and rest of chopped chocolate
  • Chill
  • Scoop spoonsful onto parchment paper and flatten slightly
  • Sprinkle on just  a touch of sea salt and bake for 10 minutes

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