This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a slightly festive cookie (I think almonds, chocolate and cranberries count as festive, right?) that I loved the sound and look of in the book but which I had a little trouble with making look *quite* as pretty as Dorie’s.
Nothing makes me happier than packing cookies with extra flavor, a couple of different textures and a surprise. And so I added dried cranberries to the Do-Almost-Anything Chocolate Dough and then topped the cookies with a surprise: sweet almond meringue crunch.
Ok, so I also love the idea of the chocolate cookie dough studded with cranberries topped with sliced almonds (what Dorie uses in the book) dipped in egg white and icing sugar to form a sort of “meringue”. As you can see, I used slivered almonds as that is what I had on hand and though I thought I had mostly drained the “meringue” off the nuts before I placed them on the cookies to bake, it looks like I didn’t – the “meringue” kind of pooled all over the top of the cookies making for a much less attractive version of these than you’ll find in the book but no less delicious! To pretty them up a bit, I added some chopped pieces of cranberries to the top just after they came out of the oven so they didn’t look quite so much of a disaster 😉
I’d definitely make these again, paying more attention to the meringue/ almonds but also love the idea of adding in chopped almond to the dough with the cranberries – think that could look pretty AND taste great!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate-Cranberry and Almond Cookies on p 137 of Dorie’s Cookies!
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