This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a case of a simple cookie dough fancied up. It’s a vanilla “do everything” dough with white chocolate and poppy seeds mixed in, then iced with more white chocolate and finished with a sprinkle of more poppy seeds.
It’s surprising how much flavor poppy seeds have. If you’re not familiar with them, you might think that they’re just tossed into a pastry for a little crunch. But they actually have a rich flavor that builds with each bite. Here the seeds are both in the cookie and on top. There is vanilla, one of poppy seeds’ best friends, in the dough, as well as in the white chocolate that, like the seeds, is both in and on the cookies. It’s a wonderful combination.
It is, indeed a wonderful combination and it makes for a pretty cookie, even with no frosting…
Or maybe you’re going all out and topping the white chocolate with poppy seeds as well?I really liked the surprise flavour of these cookies. They look like they might taste like citrus (when I see poppy seeds I think “lemon” or “orange” automatically) so the sweetness from the white chocolate is a surprise! That said, I don’t think they needed the extra white chocolate on top (note that the amount of white chocolate the recipe called for doesn’t quite cover the amount of cookies the recipe makes – although maybe it really needs to be much thinner than I “frosted”?).
They are pretty sweet as it is and even the poppy seeds on top aren’t quite strong enough of a flavour to counter that sweetness. They are, however, lovely-looking cookies and I loved them plain! I’d definitely make these again and wonder if very finely chopped nuts might work with white chocolate in the dough next time?
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s White Chocolate and Poppy Seed Cookies on page 185 of Dorie’s Cookies.
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