This month’s Cookies and Kindness recipe is also a Tuesdays with Dorie recipe this week! Some of you may remember last year, I introduced you to Dorie Greenspan’s latest project, #cookiesandkindness.
The aim: To make the world sweeter.
The method: Bake/Share/Post
For today’s recipe, we were tasked with making Dorie’s Goat Cheese and Chive Cookies, a savoury cookie in the lineup for the first time since beginning #cookiesandkindness. Of these, Dorie says:
We’ll still be making cookies and we’ll still be sharing them – of course! – but this month, let’s think about sharing them at a cocktail party, alongside a glass of wine (these are terrific with Prosecco) or at a picnic. Think about dropping them at the doorstep of a good friend who needs a pick-me-up, your neighbors or even the wine shop where there’s someone who always gives you good advice.
The cookies are made like shortbread and, with the exception of the goat cheese and chives (or scallion greens), have an ingredient list similar to the ones that turn out shortbreads. But for a reason I’ve never figured out, once baked (and despite the fact that there is no leavening), the cookies have the look and feel of biscuits – they’re tender and have layers.
These were definitely easy to make – they whip up very quickly like a shortbread, you roll them out immediately then pop the rolled-out dough in the freezer before you cut them out.
I did find the dough a little sticky to work with – the goat’s cheese is perhaps the culprit here? I also rolled the dough out to a little bit thinner than the 1/4 inch Dorie calls for because I wanted to serve these with an apéritif and figured thinner would be better. So, I probably make the dough-rolling a little more challenging than it needed to be!
Dorie was right though – these were tender with layers and just slightly crispy on the outside. They were a huge hit (and so more-ish) with a birthday apéritif over the weekend (I did share with very close friends so it counts for #cookiesandkindness, also, being kind to oneself counts, always!). I have 1/2 the dough in the freezer for another time too. Lucky me!
Get the recipe for Dorie’s Goat Cheese and Chive Cookies here or on p 385-387 of Dorie’s Cookies.
What cookies will you bake to share? Take part in the #cookiesandkindness movement!
Get baking! Who will you treat this month? If you’d like stickers, tags and cards to dress up the cookies you’ll be sharing, get them here courtesy Dorie’s publisher.
We’d love to see what you’re baking up to share! Use the #cookiesandkindness and #Dories_Cookies hashtags and don’t forget to tag @doriegreenspan (Twitter and Instagram). Bake on, people!
Want more cookie recipes? Order Dorie’s Cookies for yourself on Amazon (this link should bring you to the Amazon store in your country) or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Then join us over on Tuesdays with Dorie and bake your way through the book!
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Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of “Dorie’s Cookies” for review purposes. I was not asked to write about the book, nor am I being compensated for doing do. All opinions 100% my own.