Contrary to what many of our posts may lead you to believe, the San Francisco Bay Area is a place where people really care and put thought into their diets. In addition to promoting our general health and well-being, you will commonly see and hear words like vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, and paleo while dining out or during a trip to the local grocery. Luckily for the folks that fall into any of those categories, most restaurants and grocery stores in the area are now catering to an array of diets and food allergies.
Whipped up for a potluck (does your life ever feel like an endless game of potluck roulette?) these little cookies were a perfect dessert, served with a small scoop of ice cream. They are crisp and buttery, but the addition of polenta yields an unexpected bite to each sweet mouthful. A dash of rosemary gives these cookies an irresistible scent and complements their, well, rustic appearance. Better yet, the dough comes together in minutes – unless, like me, you don’t have a food processor, in which case it takes what feels like hours – and bakes nearly as quickly. (more…)