Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Good Better Best Cookies

Ganache dipped Chocolate dipped Speculoos filled Dorie Greenspan Good Better Best Cookies from Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a three-in-one recipe called “Good, Better, Best” with three different iterations. I made them all because I am curious like that.

Dorie says:

This cookie is proof that sometimes as good as good can be, more can be better and even more can be best. The “good” cookie is a thin toasted almond* and cinnamon sweet that has an unexpected (and unexplainable, at least to me) wholesome wheaty flavor. I probably would have left the cookie there if an open jar of Biscoff Cookie Spread hadn’t been sitting on the counter. (Biscoff is made with speculoos cookies, and if you don’t know it, you should — it’s delicious!) A swish of the spiced spread proved luscious, and so I set to work making a Biscoff filling and using it to sandwich the cookies — better. I might even have left better alone if the sandwiches didn’t look as though they needed something more. When I dipped the edges in dark chocolate, I knew I’d made the right choice: They became the best cookies they could be.

*I used almond meal in place of the toasted almonds as it’s what I had on hand and it saved an extra step of grinding them…

So yeah, this is a sandwich cookie dipped in chocolate that is absolutely delicious but should you be making them, there are a few things you need to know.

1. Dorie calls for the cookies to be rolled out to 1/8-inch thickness which seems very thin although in the context of a sandwich cookie it now seems about right. You’ll make WAY MORE than 24 cookies the recipe suggests you’ll make though – I still have dough in my fridge but I’d suggest this makes close to double that.

Dorie Greenspan Good Better Best Cookies from Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com2. No matter because the Speculoos filling also makes much more than you need for the 12 sandwich cookies the recipe says it makes (dangerous!! So good to eat just by the spoonful!). Also, if you want neat filling like the picture in the book, piping the filling in helps!

Speculoos filled Dorie Greenspan Good Better Best Cookies from Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com3. The ganache makes so much more than you’ll need for 24 cookies – you’ll only need a fraction of that. Again, danger!

4. If you make the ganache per the recipe, it will be VERY thin when you first make it (I didn’t even use all the cream suggested but it was super liquidy) so that when you dip the cookies, you’ll need to wait for the ganache to thicken slightly – the recipe does not call for this and against my instincts, I dipped as soon as it was relatively cool and you can see it was very runny and kind of blobbed all over the parchment.

Chocolate dipped Speculoos filled Dorie Greenspan Good Better Best Cookies from Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe ganache is not the kind that hardens too much so you’re best to eat these pretty soon after you make them 😉

SO good.. Just a little fussy….

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Good, Better, Best Cookies on page 161 of Dorie’s Cookies.

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8 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Good Better Best Cookies”

  1. Whoah.

    Two of these were a surprise in my lunch at work – and can I just say it was hard to keep other fingers from filching the second one in the canteen!

    Having been in the fridge in the morning, the moisture and coolness made them nicely slightly soft – and indeed, they are absolutely delicious. 🙂

  2. These are dangerously delicious. Mine are getting soft in the refrigerator too. Funny how your ganache was so thin, mine was thick. I guess the difference in chocolate?

  3. The runny ganache looks lovely in the pictures though I imagine it was messy to deal with. They look delicious!

  4. The ganache will thicken as it cools. It if it too thin, let it cool a bit to desired consistency. These cookies look great!.


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