The December 2015 recipes for the Tuesdays With Dorie online baking group are Stained Glass Cookies and Chocolate-Chestnut Tart with Chestnut-Vanilla Syrup from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi. I made both within the past week.
We've got so many cookies here that I only made half a recipe of the cookies. The frozen dough was easy to work with. I don't have the pastry tip that Dorie recommends for cutting out the windows, and wasn't able to find a good small cookie cutter. The windows of the three cookies pictured were cut free hand. The green centre was an entire lime Lifesaver, uncrushed. It melted nicely.
I loved the taste of the baked cookies. I will make these again in the future.
The Chocolate-Chestnut Tart was fun to make. Chestnuts are a bit hard to find here but we located some at a store with lots of imported food. The can had enough chestnuts for two recipes so I made a Jamie Oliver nut roast before tackling the tart. All went well with the Sweet Tart Dough crust and candying the chestnuts. While preparing the filling I dumped the heated butter and cream into the bowl with the chestnut syrup instead of the bowl with the chopped chocolate. With the extra liquid/chestnut syrup in the filling the tart took longer to bake, but turned out delicious.