chocolate bergamot cookies in pom pom quarterly

I posted about this elsewhere already, but it also seemed appropriate for the baking blog: I’ve got a cookie recipe in the spring issue of Pom Pom Quarterly! Pom Pom is a lovely UK-based publication focused on knit, crochet, and craft, but they often include a recipe, and I’m incredibly happy they chose to include mine in their spring issue. It’s the first time I’ve had a recipe in print, which is, admittedly, pretty exciting.

chocolate and bergamot

The recipe is for chocolate bergamot cookies (bergamot is the citrus oil that flavors Earl Grey tea). When I wanted to make some chocolate cookies with bergamot several months ago, I could find plenty of recipes out on the internet that involved chocolate and bergamot, but they were all a little bit more decadent than what I had in mind (think bergamot flavored cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies, or macarons, or… you get the idea), so I got to work on a recipe of my own. These are simple chocolate cookies with a drop or two of bergamot oil for flavor – if you do want some extra decadence, I suggest adding dark chocolate chips. But they’re plenty good without, and simple to boot! They’ve become my go-to cookie recipe and they’re always a crowd pleaser.

Pom Pom is available in a print edition or a digital PDF version, and both are available from the Pom Pom webstore here. Spring 2014 is the issue for my recipe, but they’re all divine, so I wouldn’t blame you if you decided to grab a few more!

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