Touch-of-Crunch Chocolate Cake

When I told my husband what our next baking assignment for Tuesdays with Dorie he said, “I don’t think I can eat a cake made in a pie plate”. He was kidding of course. It is a chocolate month for us and this one more chocolaty than the last. This is a flourless chocolate cake…

Snowy-Topped Brownie Drops

This recipe is all I hoped it would be; chocolaty, chewy goodness. This is the brownie version of a crinkle topped cookie. Made with eight ounces of bittersweet chocolate, this is not for the faint of heart. We are chocolate lovers and these are disappearing fast in my house as well as the milk. To…

Chocolate-Pecan Pie Cookie Bars

Every year I host a friendsgiving and it is always bigger than my Thanksgiving. I bake our November selections every year and Dorie’s desserts are always a crowd pleaser. This year I picked these chocolate-pecan pie cookie bars to share. The base of the cookie is Dorie’s sweet tart dough partially baked. The topping is…

Cocoa-Almond Uglies

A chocolate and almond lovers dream cookie. These cookies get their almond flavor from almond flour and slivered almonds. The chocolate flavor comes from some cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate. In the instructions, Dorie asks that you press the confectioners’ sugar, almond flour, cocoa, cinnamon and salt through a fine strainer. I had trouble getting…

Melody Cookies

According to Dorie Melody Cookies were a big hit in the 60s from Nabisco but by 1970 had disappeared. This cookie phenomenon was before my time so I was not aware of what I was missing. These cookies came out as promised; very chocolaty and with a nice snap. Dorie recommends Valrhona dark cocoa but…

Cat’s Tongues

“Cat’s Tongues are long, thin oval-shaped cookies that are characteristically browned around the edges and paler at the center.” When I read Dorie’s Bonne Idee for this cookie, Milano-ish sandwich cookies with a chocolate ganache I knew I would make that version. These cookies are quite easy with butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, egg whites and…

Blondies

Tuesdays with Dorie This blond version of a brownie includes pecans, milk chocolate and coconut. Dorie provides various ways to prepare these; the original recipe calls for a mini muffin tin but I decided to go the easy route and make bars. The top is a little crispy and the center is moist and chewy….