Per Nana :
A FUN RECIPE TO MAKE, VERY EASY TO PREPARE.
I DO THINK WHEN I MAKE THIS AGAIN,
I WOULD TRY TO SHAPE THE DOUGH
WHILE IT IS STILL SOFT.
I KNOW DORIE SUGGESTS CHILLING
IT FIRST, BUT AFTER ONE HOUR IT IS
TOO HARD TO WORK INTO A RECTANGLE.
ALSO, I USED 3/4 TSP OF FINE SEA SALT,
AND IT DEFINITELY NEEDED A LITTLE MORE.
SINCE I DID NOT HAVE THE COARSE SALT,
I SHOULD HAVE USED KOSHER SALT INSTEAD.
SOMEONE MADE THE SUGGESTION
OF SPRINKLING SALT ON TOP,
AND THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA.
THEY ARE REALLY QUITE TASTY, AND
HUBBY AND I ENJOYED THEM WITH
OUR AFTERNOON ESPRESSO.
LIFE IS GOOD WHEN YOU ARE RETIRED.....
The good news was how amazingly easy this recipe was.
I am getting spoiled with how simple and
As I said above, I was very excited to try this one.
I had visions of a "Breton cookie/pie crust" type creation....
which is about a dream for me since I love them both.
I am also a fan of salty/sweet combos (chocolate
covered pretzels are my favorite) so that
just added to my excitement.
When the "Break-Up" was done baking after 45
minutes or so, my younger son and husband
joined me at the kitchen island to stand there testing the results.
We were so excited we barely let it cool.
It was lovely fun to crack off pieces and
eat it warm from the oven. It certainly was a "nice" cookie,
but I thought it would be phenomenal.
There is something about the overall texture
and initial taste that was simply disappointing.
But again, I think my expectations were unrealistic.
Hubby said it was only ok and he thought it would
be better and my 14 year old tasted it and said he
would save his calories for chocolate chip cookies instead.
You can see the effect wrestling season's
weight watching has had on him :)