For the second month, the Dorie's Cookies group participants could chose from one of two recipes to post, one on the first Tuesday and the other being the post for the third Tuesday. I chose to make the Pfefferneusse (Dorie says this is the German word for Pepper Nuts...both plentiful ingredients in this cookie) for the first Tuesday, leaving the Christmas Spice Cookies for the third week. This recipe can be found in the Dorie's Cookies on page 233-235, you can also find it here.
Ingredient list: flour, cinnamon, fine sea salt, freshly ground pepper, nutmeg, ground cloves, ground cardamom, dry mustard, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, lemon (or orange), butter, eggs, pecans, confectioner's sugar, chocolate, and espresso (optional).
These cookies were easy and fun to make...you don't need a lot of fancy ingredients, or fancy equipment, or fancy time slots set aside. It was fun to use so many spices, just measuring them out and adding them was an aroma treat all its own. I followed the recipe exactly and baked them for the amount of time she specified and declared it all a success, especially since Mark really enjoyed eating them, the combination of lemon and pepper was delicious. Dorie had instructions for making some dusted with confectioner's sugar, some spread with melted chocolate, and then I also opted to make some without either, because, well because sometimes you just want a cookie without a lot of extras. I made a big plateful and then packed three quarters of them away in the freezer for Christmas trays in a couple of weeks. Definitely a repeat.
The Tuesdays with Dorie group is now baking from Dorie Greenspan's new book, Dorie's Cookies. The posts will be the first and third Tuesdays of the month and can be linked at the main Tuesdays with Dorie website here. You can also find the information on joining in and/or see the posts from those in the group baking along at this location.