Sunday, August 4, 2013

Baked Sunday Mornings: Lime Tarragon Cookies with White Chocolate Lime Topping

This weeks challenge is Lime Tarragon Cookies.  We are baking out of the Baked Elements cookbook now.  We have a new recipe to try every other week.  When I saw this recipe I couldn't wait to try it!

Baking sweets with herbs really fascinates me.  I have used rosemary in pie crust and apricot bars and black pepper in cake, now I am using tarragon in cookies.  I am not really familiar with tarragon, I don't think I have ever used it in all my cooking adventures before, but I read that it tastes like licorice and in my book that is a real winner!  
Licorice is among one of my favorite flavors.  

This recipe called for a teaspoon of chopped fresh tarragon and I could barely detect any kind of licorice flavor in the cookie...sad and disappointed with time I think I will double the amount.  Despite my disappointment with the tarragon not shining through I still really liked these cookies.  They have a lovely texture and fresh lime flavor. Infact, they are quite addictive!!  They were incredibly simple to make and 
came together in no time at all! 

You can get the recipe here.
And you can check out what the other Baked participants did here.

Next up is Whiskey Peach Upside Down Cake!  How good does that sound!
Until then...


  1. I wasn't familiar with tarragon either. Your cookies look nice and I agree they did have a nice texture. I just wasn't a huge fan. But I do think it is a good recipe that could be used with different flavourings.

  2. Glad you liked these, I agree the texture was wonderful. Looks like yours came out perfectly :)

  3. tarragon was unfamiliar to me too! i also enjoyed them. yours look great!

  4. We loved these, too! Glad to read your review after so many others didn't care for them. I think I'd like to try some other flavor combinations as well: lemon/lavender; orange/cardamom, etc.

  5. My husband loves licorice, too! You guys are in a league of your own. ;) Your cookies look amazing and I'm glad to hear you liked them. I'm looking forward to the peach cake too!

  6. Like Susan said, I'm glad someone else liked these! I *loved* them, and I was GLAD the tarragon was so subtle because I'm not a fan of licorice. I do love that BAKED uses unusual ingredients like savory herbs and spices-- they keep it interesting. :)

  7. I had never baked with tarragon or used it in any sweet application, and I was pleasantly surprised with these! Gorgeous cookies btw! :)


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