Some of you may remember that earlier this year, I introduced you to Dorie Greenspan’s latest project, #cookiesandkindness.
The aim: To make the world sweeter.
The method: Bake/Share/Post
For this month’s instalment, Dorie has chosen a recipe that is
perfect for sharing – it’s delicious, it’s easy to make, it makes a lot of cookies (about 60) and the cookies are great for anything, including, as my recipe-tester, Mary Dodd suggests, binge-watching tv.
These cookies are a riff on a recipe Dorie was given by Arnaud Lahrer, a pastry chef in Paris, who called them “TV Snacks”.
What makes these snacks is the salt – not so much that they tilt savory and not so little that you don’t want to grab one right after another. The dough is push-button easy – I make it in a food processor – and pretty shaped into pyramids or simply pinched into bite-size pieces.
Indeed, these are super easy to bake, they come together in a flash. Unfortunately for me (or fortunately for my taste-tester neighbours!) I had to make these twice to get them right. The first time I halved the ingredients. Well, all of the ingredients except the butter. So, instead of “snackable nuggets” they were soft and chewy (and incredibly buttery) rich chocolate cookies.
Success this time…
Snackable nuggets not unlike a rich chocolate shortbread with chunks of chocolate. These were also enjoyed, although a neighbour suggested that my failed version was better. Each to his own cookie, I guess – some like them crunchy, some chewy… Is it wrong that I liked them both?
I shared these with neighbours needing cheering up after the dismal week of the US elections and Neil’s “wine study group” (yes, it’s an actual thing….) because every study group (even one drinking wine!) needs cookies!
Get the recipe for Dorie’s French Snacklettes here.
What cookies will you bake to share? Take part in the #cookiesandkindness movement!
Get baking! This month, treat your colleagues. Or maybe you’ll surprise your kids’ teachers with cookies for their staff room (yes please!). Or greet your kids off the school bus with a plate of cookies (Don’t forget about the driver!). Perhaps you’ll organise a bake sale to raise money for your favourite charity? Or just bake for someone who needs a little sweetness in their life. 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 and @eatlivtravwrite (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.