Monday, November 10, 2014

TWD: Palets de Dames

Holy smokes, it has been a LONG time since I last blogged.  There has been an enormous amount of baking in my life, but no posting.  Dorie was gracious enough to publish another cookbook, and it's amazing.  I'm back to baking and blogging with a vengeance.

The first recipe of the new book, Baking Chez Moi, is a light, buttery, slightly sweet cookie.  It is a snap to put together.  A touch of simple frosting gilds the lily.

This recipe relies heavily on good butter, so make sure you use good butter.  I used Plugra for this one.  The dough is silky and delicious when eaten raw.  I was able to manage to just sneak a taste or two and leave the rest for baking.  My cookies were done after just seven minutes in the oven.

One of the other bakers mentioned that you need to bake these until you see a light brown ring on the edge of the cookies.  It adds hugely to the flavor, and I concur.  The frosting adds the perfect sweet/tangy note.  And if, hypothetically, you run out of frosting because you forgot to buy more powdered sugar and don't have enough, chocolate peanut butter makes a yummy substitute.  Also, these make excellent sandwich cookies with said chocolate peanut butter and jam.

Side note and fan girl squee - I got to meet Dorie today at one of her book tour stops!  She is lovely, sweet, and charming.  And petite.

This recipe can be found online, but you'll really want to buy the book.  Really!  Check out what the other fabulous bakers made here.