Slice-and-bake chilled icebox cookies with a chocolate dough and salt and pepper? I just wasn’t sure about this. For one, I knew my husband wouldn’t even try one. He doesn’t like shortbread or any cookie with that same similar texture (crazy guy!). I loved these! Dangerously so. I purposely only made half the recipe and then after liking them so much, I took them to a little church meeting to pass them out and not have so many left at home. The half recipe made about 18 cookies.
Oh, I drizzled the cookies with some melted bittersweet chocolate, because, well, I just wanted to. The cookies themselves are not very sweet and with their added salt and pepper, really benefitted from the extra chocolate. I also used a dark cocoa in the cookie dough just because I felt like it. And can I just say that especially when I’m halving a recipe, I love using my kitchen scale to measure ingredients. Perfect amounts every time. I followed the recipe exactly and for half the recipe I melted two ounces of bittersweet chocolate for drizzling on the cookies.
You’ll want to make these cookies, they would be great for many occasions and would be fun to make people try to guess what that taste in them is. I didn’t think the pepper was too strong and is not over-powering at all and you can definitely taste the salt, which is great with all the dark chocolate!
Tia at Buttercream Barbie chose the recipe this week for Tuesdays With Dorie and she’ll have the recipe on her blog. I can’t believe we’re coming down to the home stretch having almost baked our way through Dorie Greenspan's entire book, Baking From My Home to Yours. I just found out today that I get the pleasure again of choosing another recipe in October. Besides needing to get back on the French Fridays With Dorie bandwagon, whatever will we (all us TWD bloggers) do when it’s all over? I know one thing I need to do is go back and get the recipes I either missed before joining the group or couldn’t do some weeks. I really love that I’ve almost made every recipe in this book. How cool is that to be able to say? Thank you, TWD!