For February, the Dorie's Cookies group participants can 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 Rose-Hibiscus Shortbread Fans for this first Tuesday. This recipe can be found in Dorie's Cookies on pages 191-193 and also online here.
Ingredient list: all-purpose flour, white rice flour, sugar, hibiscus tea leaves, butter, salt, vanilla, rose extract, powdered sugar, milk. and rose colored decorating sugar.
Margaret at Tea and Scones and I were chatting about the fact that neither of us thought much about making this particular recipe, but that we were really surprised how much we loved the cookies. Absolutely delicious...buttery, sugary, lightly flavored of floral scents, tea, and vanilla...oh, yes, they are very good cookies. As we always say here at TWD, "Trust Dorie" as she always knows best. She just does.
The recipe goes together easily and quickly and the baking time is just 25 minutes. There was the option to add icing and decorative sugar or not, so I did half of that and left the others plain as they were perfectly delightful either way. I could taste the tea in the cookie, which did surprise me, and it tasted just perfect, not too overpowering, and just enough to say, "interesting in good way," while I was eating it. Definitely a repeat, absolutely delicious and fun...and it gave Margaret a chance to use her new fancy-pants shortbread pan, go check it out, makes her cookies look so pretty.
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.