Greetings from my New York vacation and welcome to Tuesdays with Dorie. Today's pretty little cookie will put you in the mood to visit a European bakery and then go walking down the lane, ringing bells and singing Christmas carols. It's a little early, I know. But I can't help what I feel like when I eat a tender-buttery and sweet little nibble. And really, I might be early for Christmas carols, but I'm not at all early for European bakeries. Tomorrow I'll be in Rome for the start of a tour through Italy, Switzerland, France, England, and the Isle of Guernsey. I might as well leave my mouth agape, since I plan to eat my way through the land of my ancestors. If these cookies are any kind of preview, then I can't promise any self control at all. But I do promise to stockpile recipes, ideas, and stories to share, right here at Prudence Pennywise.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
For today's cookie recipe, and some phenomenally gorgeous pictures, check out Piggy's Cooking Journal. This cookie would be a scene stealer on a Christmas cookie platter.
Notes: I made three version of the cookie, cinnamon-sugar pecan, chocolate pecan, and orange marmalade and cranberry. The cranberry orange was the best in my opinon. Since the tender cream cheese dough has no sugar, sweeter fillings bring a better balance. Dorie's version called for currants, cinnamon sugar, nuts and jam-all together. For my fellow penny pinchers, the estimated cost for this one is $5.00 for about 32 cookies.
Vermont Cheddar, Ham, and Apple Grilled Cheese