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.

27 comments:

Kathy said...

Your cookies look lovely! How nice that you got to see Dorie on her book tour! I also got to see her when she was in NYC! You are so right about how charming and gracious she is! I am looking forward to baking along with you and all the TWD group! Here’s to new beginnings!

Unknown said...

So glad to see you back and blogging! I will have to get this book, for sure.

slush said...

Look at you, all posting on time and with photos and even a photo with Dorie. Good grief.

Love you, anyway. :P

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Jules,
These cookies are awesome! Got to try with peanut butter the next time, my kids would love it!
Thanks for the welcome! Looking forward to all the delicious bakes from BCM will everyone at TWD!

Katrina said...

Meeting Dorie is on my bucket list. Yay for the return of baking with Dorie and TWD! I've missed it since we finished BFMHTY. LOVE that you substituted chocolate and pb--hello!!!

tricia s. said...

Wow- neat idea to use as a sandwich cookie ! Both of your versions look delish. Fun to be cooking along with you on the new adventure and love that you included that photo of you and Dorie. Always fun to place a name with a face.

janeofmanytrades said...

you can never go wrong with chocolate!

Diane Zwang said...

Hi Jules, thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to baking with TWD. Many cooks and bakers seem to be posting these nice pictures with Dorie. So happy you got to meet her.

Guyls said...

The actual blogging can be the hardest part of this cooking/blogging adventure! And sometimes the hunt for ingredients! Over at French Fridays we're ruining ourselves ragged between sunchokes, kumquats and duck breasts:) Your cookies look delicious and I was thinking about a chocolate glaze next time. Dorie is indeed petite. I felt like a giant next to her!

Cakelaw said...

ooooh, I am all for the chocolate peanut butter alternative. I made a half batch and had one cookie that went uniced (oh, andthe two that I ate before I even started icing them) because there wasn't enough icing. Love your photo wioth Dorie.

Katie said...

Oh my goodness! Chocolate peanut butter? I think I'm going to have to make another batch just to make sure that I'd like that! ;) Congrats on meeting Dorie--great photo!

todiforbakery.com said...

I have to admit, I liked the dough more than the finished cookies. Lol. I think chocolate peanut butter sounds like a great idea!

Cher Rockwell said...

Glad to see you back Jules!
Chocolate filling, oh my...
Isn't Dorie so petite? I am looking forward to seeing her this Saturday.

Patty Price said...

Beautiful cookies! I'm looking forward to baking along with you Jules!

Kayte said...

Okay, fine, you got yours to all turn out very nice and pretty. I'm going to do better next time. I got three to match. And since you have three on your plate maybe everyone will think the rest of mine did as well. Let's go with that. Love the photo of you and Dorie! Your cookies really do look lovely. :-)

Adriana said...

So nice to meet you, Jules! Dorie rocks and she would have definitely approved your sandwiched cookies.

Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) said...

Fa girl squee indeed! I caught up with Dorie in Chicago on the weekend as well! She's so gracious (and yes, petite!) and lovely. And welcome back. Happy to be baking alongside you!

Zosia said...

Your cookies look great and I love the chocolate peanut butter idea! I'm looking forward to baking with everyone at TWD.

Karen Reinsch said...

So fun that you got to meet Dorie! Your cookies look great and I bet chocolate peanut butter would be fantastic on them! :)

The Food Librarian said...

Jules! So awesome! Love this reunion of friends. Thanks for all you do for TWD! -mary

Teresa said...

This book seems to have brought a lot of people back to blogging! I'm looking forward to baking along with everyone. And so nice that you finally got to meet Dorie, too. She's lovely, isn't she?

Peggy the Baker said...

I took a blogging leave of absence, too, but like you, I'm ready to bake and blog through Baking Chez Moi! I saw Dorie for the second time--this time in Seattle while I was visiting my son. She was delightful!

Gracie ~ Food Fascination said...

ooh! Thanks for the sandwich cookie idea. I love it.

Karen Kerr said...

What a cute photo of you and Dorie! Total squee!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

chocolate-pb sandwiches--what!?! that sounds delicious! this book is going to be so fun...can't wait for all the tasty things to come!

Karen @ From Scratch said...

These were great cookies! I love your idea of making sandwich cookies with chocolate peanut butter.

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Mmm... sandwich cookies. What a lovely photo of you and Dorie.