This week in our French Fridays with Dorie group, instead of making a recipe from Around My French Table, we were able to chose one of four recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook, Baking Che Moi. All of them looked wonderful, and I would like to make the other three when I have a bit more time. I was, however, able to bake Palets de Dames.
This turned out to be exactly the kind of cookie I love – soft, a bit sweet, with simple flavors of vanilla and butter shining through. As it turned out, it was also easy, which was a good thing because some weeks, my life takes unexpected turns. I ended up getting home with a few minutes to spare for a conference call. I pulled the batter together, and then popped it, covered with plastic wrap, into the freezer to hasten the chilling time.
Once my first call was done, I had enough in-between time to bake and ice half a recipe prior to leaving for the airport.
Of course, I had to get to the airport, so searched for a box to put them in. The only one I found was a Chanel box – a crazy container to take to a construction site! But it would fit in my bag, and was the perfect size to keep the cookies safe on their journey. My team thought that they were great, and even kept questioning – “you made these?” Needless to say, I took that as a compliment. The last few were taken off to sweeten the day of a building department official… cookies for good!
These were very fun to make. I was pleased at how they turned out, and am happy that the second half of the recipe’s dough is tucked away in the freezer waiting for another baking opportunity. There have been lots of sweet treats baked this week in honor of Dorie’s birthday. If you would like to check them out, you can find the links here.