Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been missing in action (well, out of action, really) for the past three Tuesdays With Dorie. (And last week I could have posted, because I’ve made the cookies before and even photographed them!) Three of the four of us are trying to lose weight, and one of us has cut his carb consumption down to nearly zero. On top of that, I’ve been working eight to ten hours a day six or seven days a week for well over a month. So no baking.
But enough is enough! I decided to bake these cookies this afternoon despite not being quite finished with the project I’m working on (later this week for sure!). But I didn’t make them exactly as they are in the book.
I may have changed one or two minor details.
I used almond meal in place of the flour.
Raw sugar in place of the granulated sugar.
No lemon zest.
A teaspoon of vanilla and half a teaspoon of almond extract.
Oh, and a grating of nutmeg.
And, um, I rolled half of them in almond meal instead of wheat germ.
But other than that …
So, the dough was great. I may perhaps have eaten a bit more of it than would be advisable for someone trying to lose weight.
The cookies are pretty good, although not as good as the dough. (Why does that happen so often?)
Everyone here liked them, although no one raved (except Ben, and he raves about almost everything). They’re just a nice afternoon snack cookie, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Pictures to come as soon as there’s daylight, so I can shoot them.
And go check out all the other Tuesdays With Dorie blogs and see how the other bakers may have modified these â€”Â this seems like a recipe that will get all sorts of variations. And if you want to try them yourself, buy Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or visit Flour Child, where Michelle (who chose the recipe for us this week) will have helpfully typed it up for you.