This week, Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie Greenspan's latest book, Baking Chez Moi, takes us down the fussy cookie road.
Dorie's Rugelach dons this particular cookie as the "Rugelach that won over France"...or at least a few French flight attendants.
Given my love/ hate (mostly hate) relationship with cookie making, my eagerness to tackle this recipe wasn't exactly at an all-time high.
Fortunately, by the time I made this recipe, enough bakers had posted their trials and tribulations, resulting in a relatively painless cookie making experience. (Ensuring the dough was well chilled, rolling the dough out on a well floured Silpat mat and chopping the filling in the food processor).
I will probably never be able to claim Rugelach prowess, but I was pretty happy with the outcome. I skipped the shredded coconut (because, ewww), but kept the cherry/ chocolate/ nut combo. The butter/ cream cheese dough had an almost puff pastry-esque texture that was a pleasant surprise.
My taste testers weren't complaining either...
In other news, I am still on track with "Operation minify" - a half batch of dough, yielded 16 cookies. That gingerbread buche de noel may prove a challenge, but I have a quarter sheet pan and I am not afraid to use it...
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. Dorite's recipe for Rugelach can be found here.