Tuesdays with Dorie: Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

April 26, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 15 Comments
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cornmeal shortbread cookies

If you are looking for a crunchy, buttery, sweet little cookie to serve with tea, Cornmeal Shortbread may your thing.  A pop of citrus zest adds extra flavor (I used orange), and that little bit of grittiness from the cornmeal boosts the crumbly texture typical of shortbread.  I’m glad to have a stash of extras in the freezer!

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Une Gamine dans la Cuisine, as it was Valerie’s pick this week.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Your cookies look delicious! I wish I had thought of saving some in the freezer. 😀

  2. Beautiful cookies! Perfect with an afternoon cuppa.

  3. What a fantastic idea! I’ve never had cornmeal shortbread, but will have to locate the recipe.

  4. omgoodness. THESE. LOOK. AMAZING.

  5. Love the fork marks… so beautiful! 🙂

  6. great job – nice and thin and golden delicious!

  7. I used orange too…yours look beautiful. Nice work.

  8. Love the shape and color of your cookies! Mine wound up quite pale for some reason.

  9. That’s a great idea! I made a half recipe and I think I’ll freeze the rest. Thank you.
    They are interesting and I kind of like the “cornmeal crunch.”
    Nicely done.
    How’s your house?

  10. What an interesting sounding combo! I’ve never thought to put cornmeal in a shortbread before, but it sounds good!

  11. lovely job! sorry i haven’t been by in a while…

  12. Nah, we just ate all of them at my house! They were excellent, and I was surprised at how much I liked them.

  13. These are my fav shortbreads because of the extra crunch.

  14. this looks so beautiful.:)

  15. They look gorgeous and like they would make for the perfect little snack.

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