The Food52 Peppery Duck Fat Cookies make a delectable case for the merger of desserts with rich, savory flavors. While traditional elements are at play, these shortbread bites also include ground black pepper and parmesan cheese, merging culinary additions that are usually kept separate.
Hefty heaps of butter are mixed with duck skin and fat in these small bites. The ingredients are meant to be finely chopped, allowing them to merge seamlessly with sage leaves, dried bay leaves, thyme, rosemary and smashes garlic cloves.
There are two takes on this cookie that readers can replicate. Depending on the occasion, the Peppery Duck Fat Cookies can be made in either with herbs or with cheese and chili flakes. Either way, the meat-infused features are present in both.