Ms. Corbitt’s Pecan Cake Fingers

The picture in Dorie’s Cookies looked inviting which is why I chose this recipe. This is a different kind of cookie with a base of “marshamllowy, cafe-au-lait-colored meringue” in which flour and chopped pecans are added. The cookie bakes at a low temperature of 275 degrees for a long time 50 minutes. My dough did…

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.

Lucky Charm Brownies

This month on Tuesdays with Dorie we are baking brownies, very chocolaty brownies. These are a flourless brownie that is more fudge-like than cake-like. My husband’s favorite part were the amaretti cookies, as you can see he went plentiful on top, no scales were involved for amounts. These were very tasty but very rich. To…

Friendship Cookies

Friendship cookies AKA rugelach are a cream cheese and butter dough filled with dried fruit, jam, nuts and chocolate. We have baked rugelach cookies before; this is the same recipe as in Baking From My Home to Yours and Rugelach That Won Over France from Baking Chez Moi. I haven’t met a rugelach that I…

Mint Chocolate Sablés

Like Is This A Keeper, me and my son’s favorite flavors are mint chocolate chip especially ice cream. I was really looking forward to this flavor combination. Like all Sablé cookies, the dough is made, rolled and chilled either in freezer or refrigerator. Kim had mention that she baked them free form instead of muffin…

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…

Carrément Chocolat, The Fancy Cake

This posting of Tuesdays with Dorie is bittersweet; we have come to the end of Baking Chez Moi. My husband said, “well start from the beginning again” which does sound like a good idea. I am not sure who has had more fun in this journey, me or my husband. This is the first Dorie…

Pain de Gênes 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…

Honey-and-Tea Jammers

This cookie recipe was a team effort. I have been working and traveling (for work) and I knew I wouldn’t get it done without some assistance. My husband had the day off of work so he assisted in making the cookie dough, rolling it out and refrigerating it. All I had to do the next…

Parisian Macarons

My first turn at Parisian Macarons and I thought they turned out rather well. I went with pink and salted caramel filling. These were beloved by all and I think I will make them again with a new filling. Admittedly, I did not wait 24 hours before trying one:) I made the full recipe and…