Gray would certainly not be my first choice cookie color either. However, I had no idea that the use of buckwheat flour would result in a gray cookie. I just loved the sound and ease of the recipe which included cocoa nibs as well. You see I have had a package of nibs languishing in my pantry for months, destined for some long forgotten recipe and I so desperately wanted to use them. The time had come.
My friend H. observed with raised eyebrow, as I mixed up this odd looking batch of dough, basically a butter cookie with the addition of buckwheat and cocoa nibs. She looked even more skeptical when they emerged from the oven. Her daughter, on the other hand, was easily won over upon first taste, though for Izzy it was not love at first bite, nor for me. We needed to have at least three before they became an addiction. Order your nibs now! This is one unusual cookie.