Friday, December 10, 2010

French Fridays With Dorie - Speculoos

For those of you that are like me and have never heard of such things, speculoos are a type of roll cookie. I would say they are akin to gingersnaps, minus the molasses. Now I'm just going to put this out there.....I really dislike making roll cookies. I do it every Christmas because my kids and husband like to have a few seasonal shapes lying about, but if I could get away with it I would just ignore their existence entirly (the cookies....not my family). When us members of French Fridays were voting on this month's recipes some spiced carrots were neck and with the cookies, and I was cheering those carrots on until the bitter end. Alas, all that encouragement was for naught. I was going to skip this recipe entirely, but then I put on my big girl panties and gave it a shot.

Dorie warns us the dough for this recipe is very soft, and it is. They are not the easiest cookies to cut and get in the pan, but they are delicious. I am tempted to say I won't make these again, but I would probably be lying, we'll see how the spirit moves me.

 The perfect accompaniment to a sunny winter afternoon, vanilla steamed milk and cookies.

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

What a perfect cup and plate set... And the cookies look YUMMY!