Monday, May 23, 2011

Baking With Dorie: Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

I have not done any baking in months.  Thanks to a very long & tiresome renovation and the fact that my oven refused to work. So I've been impatient to bake again and to also fall back in step with all the BWD bloggers who have been carrying on without me for weeks and weeks.

No baking and no cooking means a neglected blog . . I keep meaning to come back here and at least write about my holiday but I've been immensely busy. Too busy to write & too busy to keep up with all the blogs that I follow. Has it really been a whole month since I got back? But that's another blog post . . and I promise to get to it this week.

For now, I bring you crumbly, buttery, melt-in-the-mouth, lime-scented shortbread cookies with a surprising crunchiness.

Who would have known cornmeal could take shortbread to another level? I absolutely love these cookies! I substituted lime zest for the lemon zest because limes were what I had on hand & made only half the recipe. My kids have been sick all week so I didn't expect them to have much of an appetite. Had I known what a hit these would be with them, I would have made double the batch!

Rivki of Kosher Cooking for Ordinary People is the host this week. Please head over to her blog for the recipe, or to Page 130 of Baking from my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan. Please check the blogroll here to check out everyone else's posts. 

Next up we're baking Quintuple Chocolate Brownies, picked by Shahieda. If you'd like to join our baking challenges please drop me an email at needfulthings at ymail dot com. We'd love to have you bake along with us! 


♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Hi Grapefruit , i know what u mean.
And i have a new oven which first had a thermostat that didn function and now its way too hot too handle:-)
U know i was actually going to cut these out as flowers but changed my mind last min (couldn resist)
Ur cookies look perfectly baked and pretty and the pics are lovely too!

Shahieda said...

Your cookies are so whimsical, Grapefruit! Can't wait to dig into my batch!

Tina said...

they are soooo pretty! looks like the perfect cookies to make for Eid!

rebecca said...

Beautiful pictures! They look absolutely delicious. Reading about the cornmeal... now I'm wishing I had used it.
There's always next time!

The Salty Pear said...

i made these too and boy did they turn out delicious!

Comfy Cook said...

I am late getting here but it is well worth it. These are sweetness personified. Not sugary sweetness....cookie sweetness.

Sage Trifle said...

Delicious looking cookies and great photos. I especially love those adorable little hands.

Beth said...

These cookies look great! I'm happy to see you blogging again.

I Wilkerson said...

Great job of making cookies look spectacular! And this recipe may help me with the remains of my 25 lb bag of cornmeal! (Whole wheat goes so fast, cornmeal so slow...)


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