Salt and butter, yes, so perfect! (And the internet has allowed me to bake this wonderful treat from the new book! Also, perfect!) Looking forward to my own copy – did not realize it was out! Can’t wait to get baking – perfect antidote to back-to-school blues…
i found out about your site today from a fellow foodie and i was immediately taken by the title of this post because i love anything buttery! i immediately set about making this and just now pulled it out of the oven. it looks great and smells divine! we’re all anxiously waiting for it to cool!
okay….they’re AWESOME!!! We all love them except for my 9-year-old who said they were too sweet. Don’t put too much store in that though; he licks syrup off his plate whenever we eat pancakes. go figure!
Made these last night and forgot the eggwash. Didn’t have the golden finish, but the flavor was awesome nonetheless. We ate half the batch warm from the oven and over the kitchen sink. Smelled just like Grandma’s house!
Oh, I am a HUGE Dorie fan as well. I love her baking book and was just telling my other half, how I love that all her recipes are RIGHT ON. I have yet to make these delicious looking cookies and am sure I will devour them before even sharing with the other half – I mean, sugar? Butter? Salt? How could one go wrong??
Thanks, Tim (and of course thanks, Dorie!). I love your eye for salty and sweet recipes. also, I forgot to enter on the bag giveaway but your friends’ designs are awesome. I think I will make these cookies right away + a lottie and doof bag for a christmas gift.
Ooh, lovely! I’m guilty of reading away in my RSS reader but these looks so good I just had to come and comment – they look great for when you don’t want to go the shops too becuase all the stuff’s probably in your pantry ^_^
Oh my goodness this looks amazing!! I just had the pleasure of meeting her last night. And just like you I am a huge fan. She was even sweeter in person.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. Salt and butter are my favorites too!
Hello, Tim – love your site and can’t wait to try this recipe! However, I have a question; it seems like a dumb question, because I think I ought to know the answer, but I don’t. Anyway, here’s the reason for the question (brace yourself): I do not own a food processor. I do not own a Kitchen Aid. I have a small hand mixer and a vintage Sunbeam stand mixer. The hand mixer has a small, plastic paddle-like attachment, but the large mixer has no such accessories. Can I mix this recipe by hand? I’ve done that before, but am worried about not getting the water right. I mean, 150 years ago, they used hands, knives and forks, right? Suggestions will be most welcome! Thanks Tim!
Laura- What is wrong with you?!? Just kidding! Yeah, you’ll be find. What I would do is use your fingers or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour, etc.. Get it to the same point where there are flakes and whatever else it says above. Then, add water and proceed with a wooden spoon. You can totally do it! Let me know how it goes…
Tim, this recipe…I suddenly want to throw a casual dinner party where I serve a giant version of this cookie for dessert: I’m picturing dishes of ganache, whipped creams and cheeses, cooked jammy fruits, puddings, caramelized nuts, caramel sauce; people have their own bowls where they can amass their favorite toppings and dips, and then go at it with the cookies, mostly likely with dessert wine for dipping. Since I’ve never actually made these cookies…do you have thoughts on this?