Ginger bacon cookies
Holiday baking season is in full swing and I'm starting to consider the order of battle for this year's Christmas cookies. I'm very partial to ginger cookies, so I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to add to my repertoire. (Remind me to post my Great Grandmother's recipe for molasses cookies with 7-minute frosting.)
Here's an unexpectedly tasty-looking recipe for ginger bacon cookies at the Visual Gourmet--they're like regular ginger cookies except with bacon grease as the fat instead of butter or margarine. Lard is great for baking, so I'm willing to believe that bacon fat might also be good, especially in a recipe with strong spices to hide the lingering porky taste.
And here's a more conventional, but no less promising, ginger cookie recipe from Chocolate and Zucchini: Biscuits Tres Gingembre.
My brother also sent me this recipe for a pecan pie-based icosahedron--held together with magnets, no less.