It feels right that new Dorie Greenspan cook-alongs start in the fall. Obviously, it’s tied to the fall book release season, but it also coincides with the waning of summer and the year’s retreat. What better way to combat the cold and darkness than to dig into a cookbook full of rich, comforting food with a steady and nurturing guide?
Even better, these cook-along provide a host of virtual companions to combat the nesting urge that settles on so many of us in the winter months. And since the subject of Dorie’s latest book is cookies, the quintessential sharing food, your in person social life won’t wane, either.
For my first foray into this new book, I made Chocolate Crème Sandwiches, one of the two November picks from this cookbook for Tuesdays with Dorie. They’re a homemade version of Oreos, but I like them a whole lot more. Especially since I made a grown up version – instead of vanilla, I flavoured the filling with Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Dorie mentions in the headnote that this dough is easy to work with and it’s truly a dream. I only baked a few cookies tonight, cutting the rest out and freezing them. Now, I’ve got a bag full of them, ready to bake when needed. The filling lasts for a few days, so fresh-baked cookies will be on the menu for the rest of the week.
As much as I’d like to keep them all to myself – the salt to sweet ratio is just perfect, as is the chocolately crunch – I’ll be sharing these, in the spirit of Dorie’s new project, Cookies & Kindness. She’s sharing recipes from the book monthly and encouraging others to bake and spread a little kindness wherever they may. I think that’s a lovely practice and I hope it encourages me to bake more often, so I can spread some kindness to my family, friends, and neighbours.
If you want to get on the bandwagon, and you live in Canada, you’ll be eligible to win yourself a copy, courtesy of Raincoast Books, when I post my full review of Dorie’s Cookies as part of my annual holiday cookbook review. It all starts on November 10th and I’ve got a great line up again this year.
This week’s Dorie’s Cookies goodness can be found here, along with posts about the other Tuesdays with Dorie selected recipe for November, Peanut Butter Change-Ups.
26 thoughts on “Dorie’s Cookies – Chocolate Crème Sandwiches”
Teresa, those are simple beautiful and so nice that you will be sharing them for Dorie’s project.
Thanks so much – I saved some in the freezer and baked them today for Katie. 🙂
Ah Bailey’s – a great choice. your cookies look perfect!
Thanks – this is such a good recipe!
Your cookies look great! Maybe I’ll have to add a little liquor when I make them! Great idea— Adult Oreos!
Thanks so much!
These look delicious Teresa! Wish I lived a bit closer for the kindness of a couple.
That would be so lovely, Peggy!
Bailey’s Irish Cream!! Wow, you are going to be winning extra points from everyone for this version for sure. They look beautiful.
My parents were thrilled!
These were delicious. My husband and son are polishing them off. It was fun to make a rolled out cookie which I haven’t done for some time.
I haven’t recently either. This dough was a pleasure to work with, wasn’t it?
Great idea with the Baily’s Irish Cream!
Dorie has the best recipes, tried and true. Your cookies look wonderful!!!
She absolutely does!
These look great Teresa. I will be making the peanut butter ones tonight.
They look so good – I’m glad you’re joining in!
I can’t wait to make these – interested to see how they compare to the Thomas Keller version!
I’m curious to read what you think. I haven’t made his version.
Yours look great…makes me want to get a scalloped cookie cutter 🙂
It’s a good investment – it’s from a set that’s plain on one side and scalloped on the other. So handy!
What a beautiful post! Your cookies look amazing! I made the peanut butter ones.
awesome work, love it!!
These are adorable! Also love the scalloped edges.
Your cookies look delectable. I couldn’t agree more about baking in fall, so comforting.