Winter’s setting in and what better way to pass some time indoors than to hone your cooking skills a bit?
Here are a few creative uses of some of our products.  

Gingerbread Men Cookies 

Ingredients: 
2 tablespoons & 1/2 teaspoon Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Ras el Hanout spice*

1 stick of butter, cut into 12 pieces softened 

3/8 cup organic molasses

1/4 cup Savannah Bee Company Sourwood Honey*

1/8 Slopeside Syrup Grade B Maple Syrup*

3 cups flour

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

2 tbsp milk


Preheat oven to 350

Directions:

  1. In a mixer fitted with whisk attachment, mix together flour, sugar, Ras el Hanout, salt and baking soda. Let mix on medium speed for about 30 seconds to 1 minute or until mixture is a fine grain.
  2. In liquid measuring cup, combine maple syrup and honey. Add 3/8 cup molasses, until mixture reaches a total of 3/4 cup. 
  3. With your paddle attachment on medium speed, gradually add in butter and mix for about 2 minutes
  4. Slowly add in milk and molasses/syrup/honey mixture until combined
  5. Separate dough into 2 equal parts. Roll out each and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  6. Place dough in freezer for about 20 minutes
  7. Cut out your gingerbread men and place in oven for 8-10 minutes
  8. Let cool and then decorate with icing or sprinkles

 

 

Fig & Raspberry Baked Brie

Ingredients: 

Brie (or your favorite soft, creamy cheese round) 

1 Tablespoon Raspberry Preserves

1/2 Tablespoon Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Fig Balsamic

Pillsbury crescent rolls or Phyllo dough

 

Directions:

  1. Slice cheese horizontally through the middle. 
  2. In a bowl, combine raspberry preserves and fig balsamic. Spread mixture on one half of cheese then place other half on top.  
  3. Wrap cheese in dough. Make sure ends of dough are fully sealed around cheese. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. 

 

 

Winter Warmer Whiskey

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 oz whiskey 

2 oz boiling water

1 tablespoon Slopeside Syrup Grade B Maple Syrup*

Splash of Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar 

Splash of Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar

 

Directions: 

  1. Combine maple syrup, boiling water, and whiskey in a mug or glass. 
  2. Add splashes of balsamic vinegars to taste. 
 
 
*Products available in-store at the Burlington location. For more information or to order these products, please call 802-489-5276 and we'll be happy to assist you.