Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Maple-Star Anise Cookies

Dorie Greenspan Star Anise Maple Spice Cookies from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comI made this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies a couple of times in the middle of a busy weekend when I didn’t really have the time to be making them once, let alone twice… First time around, I halved the recipe and popped them in the oven. So far so good (though I’m not a huge fan of spice cookies these actually smelled pretty great). At the halfway point I turned the trays in the oven and three minutes later I returned to see this:

Burnt Star Anise Maple Spice Cookies from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comUh huh. Our oven has something funky about the thermostat (in about 30 seconds it rises to something ie 600˚F) and it’s done this a few times in the past few months and I keep on ignoring it. Not this time. Service call booked 🙁

I squeezed in another half batch the next day and stayed really close to the oven 😉 Success – although as Dorie says, they are “spreaders” and most of mine ended up sticking together to make one giant cookie on the tray 🙁 Still, edible, at least so I counted that as a win! I managed to salvage a few that were still single though…

Tuedays with Dorie Star Anise Maple Spice Cookies from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comI filled these with some lemon cream cheese frosting that I had leftover from a macaron making class (Dorie actually has my  in the book – it’s a nice, easy and easy to pipe filling that works beautifully with macarons, especially with a ittle jam swirled through! Here I added some lemon zest to some plain frosting instead) and the result was really really good. Kind of like carrot cake, only in cookie form! I’ll definitely make these again, maybe minus the star anise? I found it a little strong but everyone else who ate them loved the spices!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Maple-Star Anise Cookies on page 264 of Dorie’s Cookies.

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5 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Maple-Star Anise Cookies”

  1. I had a terrible oven like this in one of the places I rented. Your cookies turned out great the second time around. I got the giant cookie too but these tasted so good.

  2. Lemon cream cheese frosting sounds wonderful with the flavours in these cookies!
    I can’t believe how burnt they got.
    I think these are my favourite cookies so far, they remind me of ginger kisses I buy at Woolworths 🙂


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