This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a timely one as I was headed to an apéritif at a friend’s house earlier in the week and was looking for something to bring – crispy, flaky cheesy cookies flecked with rosemary sounded perfect!
It’s hard to decide what’s best about this cookie. The texture’s a definite attention-grabber: It has a slight flakiness at first and then it’s all melt. The flavors of the rosemary and Parmesan, one of those meant-to-be matches, are front and center. The taste of Parmesan is often described as having a nutty quality, so including nuts seemed natural. But when I hit on pecans, everything changed, and the cookies took that magical leap into sublimity. They are a perfect match for white wine and champagne.
1. I don’t have my trusty rolling pin that helps me roll to a certain thickness so these were probably slightly thinner than the recipe called for (though it made the correct amount of cookies…)
2. I used almonds since that’s what I have on hand. The Nérac market has a fabulous stand where you can buy all sorts of nuts and fruits and items for baking by weight but I’m trying to use what I have in the house so it doesn’t spoil. Almonds worked really well here.
3. We used fresh rosemary from the garden (yes, it’s there for our guests to use!).
4. FRENCH BUTTER. Every time I’m in France, I bake something and marvel at how much softer all my doughs and pastries are (and not just because it is summer). The butter contains more fat than the butter I’m used to working with and always produces excellent (if very buttery and flaky) results. These cookies were “fall apart in your hand” (as opposed to “melt in your mouth” 😉 )
And yes, they do go well with champagne. And rosé.
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Rosemary Parm Cookies on page 409 of Dorie’s Cookies.
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