World Peace Cookies were a breeze to put together, but a little harder to form into logs. We think they were called world peace, because you had to think peaceful thoughts as you fought with the dough to form logs. They were delicious!
We are so excited to be baking from Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook, Dorie's Cookies. This week we baked chocolate sandwich cookies. We’re still baking from Baking Chez Moi, but will probably bounce back and forth between the two books depending on the recipes we want to try.
We made the chocolate cookie dough first. We prepared it, rolled it between two pieces of parchment paper and froze it. It was so easy to roll before it was chilled. We did have a little trouble when we went to freeze the rolled out dough, in that it didn’t quite fit in the freezer. The ends got turned up a bit to fit. This became a problem when we took it out because it was too hard to bend down flat, we should have waited a few more minutes for it to get to room temperature, but were worried that would defeat the purpose of chilling it, so of course it cracked on the ends. In the end it worked out fine we just had to re-roll the leftover pieces from the edge in order to use them. Next time we will divide the dough into thirds or quarters so once rolled it will fit flat in the freezer.
We cut out 48+ cookies and baked them for 12 minutes. (The extras were yummy on their own. Or may even make a nice pie crust later.) Once they cooled off they were nice and hard and worked perfectly with the filling. We found we didn’t even have to spread the filling we put a whopping teaspoon full in each and pressed two cookies together to flatten out. Chilling them definitely helped keep the filling inside. There was enough filling for exactly 24 cookies.
These were a yummy, tasty treat. Looking forward to the peanut butter cookies next.
This week we made Custardy Apple Squares for our Tuesday's with Dorie recipe. This was an easy recipe that we all enjoyed. My daughter even liked it, she loves apples, but does not like them cooked. She liked them in this recipe!
We loved the simplicity of this recipe. We sliced all the apples using a mandolin, all of the batter was easily prepared in a single bowl, then the apples were added and coated and all was placed in a pan to cook. (We did turn down the temp to 375, because be knew 400 was too high for our oven.) Simple and yummy.
The full recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking Chez Moi, page 20.
This week's recipe for Tuesday's with Dorie is Edouard's Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are a great back to school treat!
This week’s recipe for Tuesday’s With Dorie is Cocoa Crunch Meringue Cookies. They were a perfect Passover treat.
This week's recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was Matcha Financiers. These are little tea cakes flavored with Matcha Tea, intended to make lovely green cakes.
This week we made Chocolate Teacup Cakes. They were a perfect Valentine's Day treat.
This week's recipe for Tuesday's With Dorie was French Style Lemon Squares. These were absolutely delicious.