Canistrelli

Another non-sweet wine cookie from Baking Chez Moi. I remember the Olive Oil and Wine Cookies we made in the past, they were not my favorite. I was willing to buy the white wine for these but not the Pastis which is an anise flavored liqueur. Steph helped me pick Limoncello from my available liqueurs….

They-Might-Be-Breakfast Cookies

I was a member of a committee at my son’s school. This was a 7 AM meeting so I tried to bring some baked goods, mostly muffins, when I attended. The attendees were always grateful. This recipe from Dorie’s Cookies caught my eye so I tried these instead of muffins. These were a soft and…

Fruit and Nut Croquants

Fruit and nut croquants are everything my husband loves in a cookie; orange, almond and raisins. I used all the optional ingredients in this cookie; orange rind, nutmeg, almond extract and cloves. I took Dorie’s advice “go heavier on the nuts than the fruit” and added 5 ounces of whole almonds with skin and 3…

Hazelnut Crescents

These are one of my favorite cookies, I have been making them for probably twenty years. The recipe comes from Chocolate cooking with the world’s best ingredient by Christine McFadden and Christine France. The book was a gift and I have made many chocolate treats from it. As I was trying to keep busy from…

Coco Rochers

Having just finished Lavender-White Chocolate Pots de Creme, which required 4 egg yolks, I had 4 egg whites to make these cookies. These are really for the coconut lover. I had to go out and buy unsweetened coconut for this recipe, Dorie says “sweetened coconut won’t give you the right texture.” This is a simple…

Chickpea-Tahini Salad

This salad ticked a lot of boxes for me and my husband. We love chickpeas in salads or pureed in hummus. Dorie’s spin on this chickpea salad was a winner with us. This was a light dinner served with arugula and pita. There really hasn’t been a chocolate chip cookie that I haven’t liked and…

Croquets

Dorie says “These might win the prize for being the crunchiest cookies in the French canon.” I agree with Dorie that these are a nutty, crunchy and sweet cookie. A mere few ingredients blended to make these crunchy cookies that look like biscotti but are not. Egg whites, sugar and a little salt are blended…

White Chocolate and Poppy Seed Cookies

This week for Tuesdays with Dorie, we are making cookies. A rolled cookie dough using Dorie’s Do-Almost-Anything Vanilla cookie dough with the addition of white chocolate and poppy seeds. As with most rolled cookies, you need to plan ahead for chilling time. My first batch I cooked for 19 minutes, burned. The second batch I…

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…

Vanilla Polka Dots

When I saw these Vanilla Polka Dots come up for nomination on Tuesdays with Dorie, I knew I needed to start hunting for pearl sugar. This group made another recipe with pearl sugar but I forgot which recipe and I was unable to find it. This time I was determined to get the right ingredient….