Santa’s Salt and Pepper Butterscotch-Pine Nut Cookies December 21, 2011 by Lorie “I’M IN LOVE, I’M IN LOVE [with these cookies] AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!” « Eskimo Crackle Cookie Sandwiches with Coconut-Marshmallow ButtercreamMerry Christmas! »Comments Annakate says December 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm How interesting… I bet these are so tasty. I love sweet and savory together. I pinned these on pinterest and will file them away to make sure sure! I just purchased someone a chocolate bar with pinenuts in them – I rarely see pinenuts used in sweet applications like this. Thanks for posting, and for the amazing photography!-Annakate @ Justapinch.com Madonna says December 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm I did watch The Chew, and the minute I saw her cookies I knew she was the winner. They were simple yet had a level of sophistication. As far as the criticism, don’t take it so personal. I know it is hard to read when it is your friend, but try to focus on all of those that were happy for her, and not let one or two negative comments spoil the moment. Everyday someone says fire Daphne, then the next someone says fire Carla. However, if that does not help, try to remember she did run away with the dough, $$$$$ – 5 of them. Love the photos, love the cookies, and very happy for your friend. Anonymous says December 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm Congratulations! I will try these as the ingredients intrique me.Merry Xmas Angela says December 22, 2011 at 1:09 am So beautiful–I really have to try these. I didn’t realize Catherine won, so congrats to her! Incredibly creative flavors.