Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Tuesdays with Dorie: Salt and Pepper Cocoa Shortbread
This week's salt and pepper cocoa shortbread of course! Are you dying at the utter darkness of these cookies? See they weren't intended to be this dark. But I forced myself to use black cocoa (it was the only cocoa I had on hand) and I am so glad I did.
These cookies were dark, spicy, chocolaty and had a hit of salt at the end. I loved them. My husband thought thye were okay and about half of my coworkers hated them. They definitely are not that sweet, but that was sort of refreshing for me. If you like bittersweet chocolate, you will love these cookies. I have to say that I loved the texture too. I was so proud of it. Next time, I would make these and dip them in chocolate or turn them into a cheesecake crust!
You can get the recipe from Tia's blog or better yet purchase Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. Make sure you check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blog to see how the other bakers liked these Salt and Pepper Cocoa Shortbread cookies.
More about black cocoa powder here and here .
Next week: Flip-Over Plum Cake (MY SECOND PICK!)