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….

Chocolate-Oatmeal Biscoff Cookies

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie’s Cookies Armed with my jar of Biscoff, I happily made these cookies. I used my 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop which Dorie states is a medium scoop. I did not want to make 50 one teaspoon cookies. Also, I did not want to roll these into balls, just to squash them…

Double-Chocolate Marble Cake

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi This double chocolate cake contains both white chocolate and bittersweet chocolate. This is a very decadent cake with butter, eggs, whole milk, and two kinds of chocolate. My husband could not stop eating it. I think this is another winner in our house. I got thumbs up from my…

Banana-Chocolate Chaussons

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi A month of Chaussons I had the opportunity to make both chaussons; banana-chocolate and apple. At the beginning of the month I had an abundance of bananas so I made the banana-chocolate ones first. I put the optional Nutella in half of them. I forgot to put the butter…