Almond Crackle Cookies

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are baking from Dorie’s Cookies. These Almond Crackle Cookies are simple to put together as they have only three ingredients; almond, sugar and egg. After reading the reviews of my fellow bakers I decided to do the muffin pan route to prevent the spread from free form but…

Leckerli

I was fortunate enough that my mother-in-law brought over a bag of oranges before I needed to make these Leckerli. Making candied orange peels was a bit of a process but not hard to do, I made 2/3 of a recipe and still had some leftover. This is a plan-ahead cookie, it needs to sit…

Swedish Dream Cookies

I bake on time but I cannot seem to post on time, sigh… This week’s baking assignment for Tuesdays with Dorie are these Swedish Dream Cookies, a shortbread cookie flavored with brown butter and cardamom. I grew up eating kringle, a Norwegian cookie flavored with cardamom. This recipe is very different from the usual cookie…

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Shopping for the ingredients for this cauliflower tabbouleh I found this bag of cauliflower pearls which was begging me to buy. It just seemed so easy to open and pour and I didn’t have to wash the food processor. Sold! I followed the recipe as written except for the mint, my husband does not like…

Steph’s Bakewell Tart

Wow was this good. I have never had a Bakewell Tart before and I am so happy that Steph shared her recipe with Dorie. I think this is a mash-up of a dessert; tart shell, jam and cake on top. A bonus of this dessert is that it is made with almond flour which I…

Coco-Almond Thumbprints

For this week’s cookie I had to ignore Dorie’s recommendation not to use almond flour. I have a 3 pound bag of almond flour that I need to use before it expires. The shredded coconut is the only texture my cookies will have. It occurred to me later that I could have rolled them in…

Torta Sbrisolona

These dry, crumbly Italian cookies are not pretty to look at but do taste good. The almond lover in my family especially liked them. Luckily I was a bit lazy when clumping my dough together and that worked to my advantage. I also ignored the directions of taking the biscuits out of the pan. I…

Chocolate-Cranberry and Almond Cookies

I was not particularly looking forward to these but boy was I wrong. These were delicious cookies that were praised by all. Of course the almond lover thought they were grand. These are quite sophisticated with a nice snap which did not get soft over time. Definitely a make again recipe.

Raisin Bars

My husband’s two favorite food items are raisins and almonds. I think his head was going to explode with both ingredients in one cookie. I took the easy route and made the raisin filling and cookie dough the night before and then baked the next day. The chilled dough took a bit of time to…

Pain de GĂȘnes Buttons

Call me crazy but these are not cookies especially since Dorie says they are “a cross between a sponge and a pound cake”. These little almond buttons were for my almond-loving husband and he even helped by making the almond paste for me. We had almond flour in the house and with the addition of…