Chocolate-Pecan Cookies

Baking from 3 Dorie cookbooks has proved problematic for me especially with my work travel schedule. I have fallen behind in the cookie baking schedule this month. I was able to knock these out before my recent trip. I decided to skip the topping for time’s sake. These were easy to make with nice chocolate…

S’Mores Ice Cream Cake

I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the holiday weekend than this ice cream cake. We enjoyed making and eating it. The crust is made of graham crackers, peanuts, butter and sugar. It is chilled in the freezer and then baked until brown. I went with Dorie’s suggestion of vanilla, coffee and chocolate…

Zan’s Birthday Cookies

To enjoy this cookie you need to be a chocolate and coconut lover. This is a three layer cookie; brownie-like bottom, coconut cream center and a chocolate crumble topping. All the layers need to be prepped in advanced and chilled. I made all three layers in one day and then baked the following day. A…

One Big Break-Apart Chipper

Our latest cookie recipe comes from Dorie’s latest book Baking with Dorie. This espresso, cinnamon and cardamom flavored cookie is rolled into one big cookie. I did not worry about shape or size when I rolled it out but when I went to fit it into my baking pan it did not fit. I trimmed…

Mochaccino Muffins

Coffee, coffee, coffee. Buzz, buzz, buzz. They don’t call me CafeMom for nothing, I love me a good cup of Joe. Combining my two favorite foods chocolate and coffee this recipe has cocoa powder, ground coffee, coffee extract and semisweet chocolate. The ingredients need to come to room temperature before baking so planning ahead is…

Espresso Chocolate Sabl├ęs

Coffee. Chocolate. Cookie. Yes Please! All of my favorite ingredients in one cookie, what’s not to like? We have made plenty sables together as a group; both little and big. I don’t think I could pick a favorite but those with chocolate rise to the top. To see what others thought head over to Tuesdays…

Portofignos

Portofignos are a fruit and nut version of Dorie’s World Peace Cookie. The recipe calls for walnuts but I substituted for pecans and I had to substitute the port red wine for Sirah as that is what I had. I actually didn’t taste any of the wine in the baked cookie but no matter these…

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…

Cherry-Nut Chocolate Pinwheels

Chocolate and cherry the perfect combination. The only ingredient I needed to complete this recipe was the dried cherries. I headed to my local Trader Joe’s for a package. I thought it would be easy but there were several kinds of dried cherries. I ended up choosing Tart Montmorency and that was the right decision….

Chocolate and Walnut Bars

This week’s selection for Tuesdays with Dorie is a bar aka cake that Dorie describes as “pleasantly dry, sponge texture.” This is Dorie’s version of a Roman dessert she liked. I had to make changes right from the start. I have a Costco size bag of almond flour so I substituted the walnuts for almonds….