Tuesdays with Dorie DC: Melody Cookies

August 6, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in cookies & bars, DC, groups, tuesdays with dorie | 4 Comments
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melody cookies

Does anyone remember Nabisco Melody Cookies? They’re crispy, thin, sugarcoated cocoa wafer cookies that the company stopped making 40-some years ago. I don’t remember them, but I hear the ’70s are back and I’m down with a bit of retro baking to see what I missed. This is the kind of cookie I like a lot…I made a third of the recipe and I thought about sharing them with my buddies at the gym, but then I decided I didn’t really make that many and wanted to save them for my morning coffees during the week. Next time, I’ll make more and share the melody love. The cookies are made from an easy roll-out dough that seemed to hold shape nicely. I sprinkled them with a hefty amount of turbinado to give them some ’70s glam sparkle.

For the recipe, see Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Nice big squares!

  2. Yeah, these were great! Happy to revisit the great parts of the 70s (even someone else’s memories). These were delish.

  3. I’ve got some lovely sugar I can’t wait to use on these. I can’t wait to try them!

  4. I don’t remember these 70s cookies either but I am glad that you liked them. I look forward to making them. I am going for the full recipe since I have cookie monsters in my house. The Polka dots only make 20 and they are practically gone.

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