Late night cookies October 28 2012

So the Pinterest Challenge  continues. These delights I made in the wee hours last night during our winter boardgame kick-off. We often spend our wet, winter weekends at the kitchen table playing boardgames for hours. I guess it's the ultimate stay-cation: we can visualize that we are at a cottage on the coast watching the storm surf roll in. These cookies were yum. But not perfect due to my big Pinterest lesson: write down the recipe. Often the description states the obvious ingredients: sea salt, chocolate, pistachio (yes, I see now it also said orange!). I picked up those items from the store, but missed the critical ingredient: orange zest. Not a single orange in the house, oops! The zest would have been the perfect accent to this cookie.

Day Three – Salted Pistachio Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup granulated sugar
zest from 1 medium-size orange
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (that's 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup tightly packed brown sugar (light or dark)
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup salted pistachios, shelled
Sea Salt (optional)

Head over to "une gamine dans la cuisine" at the link above for the directions on how to make. Also, check out Dutch’s boards over on Pinterest for more inspiration. One more note: I'm going to try these again with what I have on-hand later today. I will be replacing the orange with a lime, the cinnamon with cardamom and our Lime Latitudes Salt instead of the Original Sea Salt. Can't wait!