My first impression of Dorie Greenspan's newest cookbook, Dorie's Cookies, is that it looks like a textbook. It is so square, heavy, and full of coloured photos - it reminds me of my university biology textbook. I am so looking forward to reading and baking from this book.
For this first posting with the Tuesdays With Dorie online baking group we had a choice to make chocolate sandwich cookies or peanut butter cookies. I made the chocolate sandwich cookies because I had all the ingredients: butter, sugar, egg, flour, cocoa, vanilla, salt.
The recipe is clear and helpful in explaining how long to mix as you add ingredients, both for the cookies and the filling.
I have a small kitchen and rolling out dough always seems like such a big production. With this recipe the dough is frozen for an hour after rolling, and then cut into rounds. My round cookie cutter is plastic, and I had trouble cutting the frozen dough, but as it warmed the task got easier.
These are tasty cookies, and we will enjoy eating them.