This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a super easy cheesy cookie that comes together in minutes and should be in everyone’s back pocket for the holidays! Super easy with only a few ingredients (just cheese, butter, flour, salt, pepper and Cayenne – I used Piment d’Espelette) and they are made in a food processor , the dough rolled immediately then chilled before it’s cut and baked. Simple!
These cookies pose the favorite stumper in bakedom: Is it the texture that makes them so good or is it the flavor? You know when you find yourself pondering these issues that you’ve got a winner. They bake to a flakiness you’d have thought only hard work could achieve: Break one in half, and you’ll see layers too numerous to count.
They cookies are quick to make, easy, always good and delicious with so many things, from aperitifs to soup to snacks. Smoked Gouda (I use a fairly inexpensive cheese from the supermarket) gives the cookies just a hint of smoke — more ember than campfire. Make them once with this cheese, and then see if you’d like something stronger.
I used some wonderful aged cheddar and smoked Gouda that we had leftover from a cheese board from the fabulous Cheese Boutique and, because there are so few ingredients, you can really notice the difference when you use high quality cheeses (notwithstanding Dorie’s supermarket Gouda comment!). These were good with some mulled wine playing the last game of pétanque of the season and I’m sure they will make an appearance at upcoming holiday parties – so easy, so good!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Smoky Cheesy Cookies on page 412 of Dorie’s Cookies.
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