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Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Sesame-Sea Salt Cookies

Tuesdays with Dorie Sesame-Sea Salt Cookies from Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a slightly sweet, slightly salty cocktail cookie that goes down well with your evening apéro.

Dorie says:

Black and white sesame seeds form a great-looking op-art mosaic on this cookie, no matter how you scatter them. But its true raison d’être is the taste, texture and cocktail compatibility. The taste is slightly sweet, definitely salty and just a touch rich because of the seeds; the texture is shortbready, with a little extra crumble because of the almond flour and a little extra crunch because of the sesame. The cookies compatibility is almost limitless: Try them with any white wine or champagne or pair them with vermouth or sherry and then bring them out again with the cheese course.

So as you can see, my cookies do not include the black and white sesame seeds because I didn’t have any black ones and there wasn’t a store open close to me on Sunday when I made these which sells small amounts – I didn’t want a whole huge package in my pantry that I have JUST spring cleaned. “Use what you have, as far as possible” has been my motto for the past little while. I also ground my own skin-on almonds for this recipe as I didn’t have any almond meal – I think this is why they are a little darker than the image in the book.

These were SO good. Light and crunchy and a little bit sweet and a little bit salty. The PERFECT accompaniment to your glass of rosé on a patio. And yes, they totally have a place on your cheese board!

Sesame-Sea Salt Cookies from Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Sesame Sea Salt Cookies on page 382 of Dorie’s Cookies.

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2 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Sesame-Sea Salt Cookies

  1. Cakelaw June 18, 2019 at 07:23 #

    I love your square cookies. I am with you 100% in using what you have.

  2. Diane Zwang June 18, 2019 at 19:55 #

    Use what you have on hand is a good motto. I try to follow that too. Taste is all that counts and these were good. I would make these again.

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