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Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Smoky Hearts

Dorie Greenspan Smoky Hearts from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was Smoky Hearts. Dorie says:

Hot, smoky and made for Valentine’s Day. Oh, and for enjoying with Scotch or Armagnac or bourbon too. Unlike almost every other cookie in the Beurre & Sel collection*, these aren’t round. I made them heart-shaped as a Valentine special at the store and was surprised to see how many guys came in to buy them for themselves. They are the polar opposite of the usual V-Day treat: they’re unadorned, unfrilly and neither pink nor red. They’ve got bold flavor and light but lingering heat. Some of the cookies’ smoke comes from smoked almonds and some from smoked paprika, which is also the source of the gently smoldering heat. I use a mild paprika, but if you want to turn it up, go for a hotter one.

*Dorie’s former cookie business in NYC

Tray of Dorie Greenspan Smoky Hearts from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comYou’ll notice that my hearts don’t have almonds in them. Smoked or otherwise. Uh huh. I made these in the middle of a really bad weather day on the heels of a bad reaction to some antibiotics so I was not going out for a handful of almonds (I made 1/4 batch of these cookies, used a 2-inch cutter and it made 8).

Instead I relied on the paprika to do its job but realised as soon as I bit into one that either 1. My paprika is a little bit old (yes, spices have a shelf life) and/or 2. I needed something a little smokier (the jar I have on hand right now just says “Paprika”, not “Smoky”). As it was, these were just chocolatey (and I happen to think they needed a touch more salt). I did consider dipping them in chocolate but since they are meant to be apéro cookies, I resisted…

Stack of Dorie Greenspan Smoky Hearts from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comI love the combination of chocolate and almonds and will definitely consider these (with almonds) next time I need a fancy apéro snack!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Smoky Hearts on page 453 of Dorie’s Cookies.

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4 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Smoky Hearts

  1. Diane Zwang February 19, 2019 at 10:40 #

    I hope you are feeling better. I didn’t have smoked paprika either. These were good but not exceptional.

  2. Kayte February 19, 2019 at 12:03 #

    Your cookies look beautiful! I used both the smoked paprika and smoked almonds and my husband was thrilled with them. He kept going back for a couple here, a couple there…and I was surprised but happy!

  3. Cakelaw February 19, 2019 at 14:55 #

    These are good with the smoky elements. Definitely worth another try when you get a chance.

  4. steph (whisk/spoon) February 19, 2019 at 17:14 #

    looking good even without the almonds!

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