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What cookies go well with scotch?

I've been on a baking binge lately, and want to bring cookies to the next mefi meetup (sampling scotch, yum!) - what should I make?
posted by soft and hardcore taters to Food & Drink (22 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
 
Scottish shortbread, of course.
posted by Nelson at 1:06 PM on January 29, 2012 [9 favorites]


Do you have to bake something sweet? Homemade crackers are delish.
posted by kestrel251 at 1:07 PM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Or oaten biscuits, but kestrel251's right: subtle sweetness is best.
posted by holgate at 1:10 PM on January 29, 2012


Molasses cookies, I'd wager.
posted by heyho at 1:15 PM on January 29, 2012


I can attest from recent personal experience that these oatmeal cookies, with the white sugar reduced by 2/3ds, go beautifully with scotch. Oatmeal scones work well too. Basically, oatmeal.
posted by Erasmouse at 1:19 PM on January 29, 2012


Dry biscuits (and cheese).
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 1:21 PM on January 29, 2012


I like smores with scotch. These chocolate ginger cookies are good with scotch, too.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:22 PM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Emergency addendum: shortbread is traditional though and also good, just reduce sugar in any recipe or it will swamp the scotch. Solution: roboton666's.
posted by Erasmouse at 1:23 PM on January 29, 2012


Flapjacks.
posted by punchtothehead at 1:23 PM on January 29, 2012


Oatmeal and Scotch are a match made in haggis heaven. Something along the line of the "Salty Oats" cookies might be awesome.

This description of chocolate/Scotch pairings might give you some ideas.

These are incredible. I use a slightly different recipe, with less sugar (maybe 1/3 cup for the other quantities given there) and with allspice instead of the cinnamon.

Oh, and I think the matcha shortbread might be great.
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:24 PM on January 29, 2012


None, but if I had to choose, I'd go with gingersnaps.
posted by gjc at 1:29 PM on January 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


Seconding shortbread.

Walkers Shortbread, Johnnie Walker... even the names are meant for each other!
posted by Caravantea at 1:42 PM on January 29, 2012


Girl Scout trefoils - shortbread. or Belgian butter almond cookies.
posted by theora55 at 1:51 PM on January 29, 2012


Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Snaps go *really* well with whiskey. I think they'd be great with scotch as well.
posted by homodachi at 2:15 PM on January 29, 2012


For a bit more complexity (and nothing goes with scotch like complexity!), try Shortbread with Cacao Nibs and Sea Salt.
posted by judith at 2:17 PM on January 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'd do anything with dark, bitter chocolate, myself.
posted by A Terrible Llama at 2:26 PM on January 29, 2012


Definitely something chewy and substantial, with strong flavors that can hold their own. Not too sweet, because the sugar will skew the flavors in the scotch.

I'd make chewy ginger cookies (recipe 1, 2).

Or something with butterscotch:
Salty-sweet butterscotch cookies
Salted oatmeal butterscotch cookies
posted by amaire at 2:44 PM on January 29, 2012


I've found dark chocolate goes really well with scotch, so anything that takes advantage of that. Nothing too sweet.
posted by rmd1023 at 3:18 PM on January 29, 2012


I would like to think that snickerdoodles would pair nicely with scotch.
posted by shortyJBot at 4:56 PM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Shortbread. Preferably a Girl Scout shortbread, because you are helping the Girl Scouts AND the irony factor.

Also: a cigar.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 5:34 PM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm leaning towards salty-sweet shortbread and oatmeal scones. Metafilter, thank you for giving me excuses to not diet :)
posted by soft and hardcore taters at 8:00 PM on January 29, 2012


Hobnobs. They're Scottish, and they're good- not too sweet, oaty, and crisp.
posted by alltomorrowsparties at 12:53 AM on January 30, 2012


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