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Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Vanilla Polka Dots

Tuesdays with Dorie Greenspan Vanilla Polka Dots on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is so simple but has a bit of “wow” factor both in appearance and taste (especially when made with French butter!).

Dorie says:

There’s a lot to be said for simplicity, and these cookies say it elegantly. They are made from the Do-Almost-Anything Vanilla Cookie Dough, rolled into balls, coated with crunchy pearl or Swedish sugar, flattened a bit and baked. There! That’s the recipe. It makes a lovely cookie, one’s that pretty in a tea-in-the-English-countryside kind of way, and delicious in a way best described as snackable.

They really are so simple to make that really, the only “difficult” thing about this recipe might be getting pearl sugar depending on where you live though nowadays it’s easy enough to find online. The “Do-Almost-Anything Vanilla Cookie Dough” is simply butter, sugar, egg whites, salt, vanilla and flour and it comes together really quickly and easily in a bowl with electric beaters, no stand mixer or food processor required. For this recipe, you can scoop the dough straight away (cookie scoops are your friend here), roll the dough balls in the pearl sugar, flatten them slightly with the bottom of a glass and bake. They honestly couldn’t be simpler.

These went down a treat with friends, workmen and neighbours here in France and they’ll be a repeat in my house simply for the easy and “wow” factor!

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Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Vanilla Polka Dots on page 178 of Dorie’s Cookies.

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4 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Vanilla Polka Dots

  1. Cakelaw August 6, 2019 at 04:28 #

    Aaah, I wondered what the polka dots were. From your review, I look forward to making them.

  2. steph (whisk/spoon) August 6, 2019 at 08:38 #

    they are so cute! glad to be able to use the box of pearl sugar i bought at ikea quite a long time ago.

  3. Lovie Bernardi August 6, 2019 at 11:44 #

    Beautiful!

  4. Diane Zwang August 7, 2019 at 16:09 #

    These 20 cookies have disappeared too fast in my house. I think I have to make another batch.

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