Friday, March 18, 2011

FFwD: Salted Butter Break-Ups

This week's recipe for French Fridays with Dorie was a quick and easy cookie recipe that comes together in the food processor.  It sort of reminds me of pate sucree (sweet tart dough), but with a little more salt.  Once the dough comes out of the food processor, it's chilled and then rolled out and baked as a big sheet - much easier than cutting out the cookies individually!  The cookies were not-too-sweet, and even could have been a little saltier for my taste.   In any case, they're definitely highly addictive and I was a big fan.  The ones near the edges got browner and crispier, while the middle cookies were a little chewier - I really liked both types!  I made a few changes to this recipe - I skipped the egg wash because I discovered we were out of eggs and it was 10:30 pm, and I also skipped the cross-hatch pattern due to plain laziness.  I think this probably caused the cookies to be less browned and not quite as pretty, but they were still totally delicious.

On another note, I'm headed to France this week for Spring Break! I'll be traveling to Taize, France for a week of spiritual renewal and global community with a group of 13 students from my church.  This means I won't have access to the Internet while I'm away, and won't be posting here fact, even this post is one I scheduled earlier in the week since when this posts I'll be in the air on my way to Paris!


  1. Your cookies look so delicate! Yum! And, I'm so jealous of your France trip! You'll have to give details and comparisons about the food!

  2. Ahh so jealous of your trip to France! Take lots of pictures and eat lots of good food!

    I've loved seeing these buttery break ups all over the web. Delicious.

  3. This is some kind of buttery goodness. Can't wait to hear about your French getaway!