Cured Olive Cookies from Abraço
You will be amazed at what Liz Quijada and Jamie McCormick and their crew can do in a coffee shop as tiny as the East Village's Abraço—and how many regulars are undeterred, taking their orders to stay. Such is the draw of strong espresso, a cream-injected frittata, and a well-chosen vinyl selection and pastry case. The constant (and a stand-out) are the cured olive cookies: not-very-sweet shortbread cut in rectangular wands, cragged with oil-cured black olives. Salty, sweet, and haunting.