And all through the house….I was baking cookies. I don’t always bake when I am not at home, but we got invited to a cookie sharing party and I decided to go for it. After flipping through a number of cookbooks, I ended up with my favorite, dependable and delicious Baking from my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan.
I have NEVER baked something from this book that did not turn out perfectly. Today was no exception. Because this was an after dinner party that included a lot of adults, I decided to look for some more grown-up cookies. The first recipe I chose was Salt and Pepper Chocolate Shortbread cookies; an R-rated cookie flavored with unsweetened cocoa,
fleur de sel and ground black pepper.
These are the kind of cookies that you mix, roll, chill, slice
They were a big hit.
I also wanted to make something equally elegant that the gluten- and dairy-intolerant members of my family could enjoy. I chose Dorie’s Cocoa Almond Meringues.
They were also a hit, with kids and grown-ups alike.