I need you to sit down for a minute. Are you sitting? Okay.
I made today’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe EXACTLY as written. I know—I know….it’s hard to believe, but it really wasn’t that hard to do since it’s a chocolate based recipe. ;)
I love meringue cookies. I was interested in these since they had some almond flour in them which in my mind made them similar to the macarons I made for the first time recently. Although they don’t bake quite the same, these were/are good, but the macarons I made, which were also cocoa with almond flour, were better. And the other meringue cookies I made a couple months ago, I kind of liked them better, too. I think these would be even better with some almond extract to bump up the almond flavor.
These TWD cookies turned out just a little crunchier and I was wishing for a bit more chewiness. But I will say who knows, it could be the weather or the oven temperature or cooking method and not so much the recipe. Meringues are finicky like that. Mine look more smooth than the ones in the photo of Dorie’s book, but that’s because I put the meringue in a piping bag and piped it out into mounds. I like the look of them better that way.
Glad I got these cookies made Monday afternoon. We have had lots of company over the last couple weeks and my parents just left Monday morning and I really didn’t think I would get to these. But I’m happy I did. Mike at Ugly Food for an Ugly Dude has the recipe on his blog.
Ah, bummer, know what I just realized? I didn’t follow the recipe exactly after all—I didn’t dust the meringues with powdered sugar. Aw, I’m still calling it exact. ;)