Today, without a doubt, one visitor to my store was far more special than all the others (no offense, all the others). It was Anna from Seattle's Essential Baking Company, because she came to hand deliver a holiday card --and she came toting a sweet batch of her company's Peppermint Swirl cookies.
There are several good things about these cookies. First and foremost, they are very buttery. Second, they are lightly crumbly--sort of tea cookie style, but not too dry. Third, the peppermint and chocolate swirl adds a nice flavor contrast to the crumbly tea cookie texture, and definitely gives them a festive holiday dimension.
I was even kind enough to share some with customers at the store, and everyone was very pleased.
Want some for yourself? You can pick 'em up tomorrow at Essential Baking locations in Seattle--possibly for a few days after Christmas too, but I'd call first to be sure.