I’m sharing the recipe for Melody Cookies but have to show off a few others as well. I’ve been really, really good about not buying new cookbooks lately, except for a handful I bought at BookOutlet.com. (Their scratch and dent section has some amazing deals periodically!) I’ve been borrowing cookbooks from the library instead, which satisfies my desire to explore new cookbooks and try out new recipes and new cuisines.
But then I borrowed Dorie’s Cookies from the library and made her Lemon Sugar Cookies, which were fantastically good.
And that recipe convinced me to buy a cookie scoop so I could make my cookies look as good and uniform as hers! Once the scoop got here, I had to make her Coffee Malted Cookies to test it out and they were just as good as the lemon cookies. Maybe bettter. I have a thing for that malted flavor.
And then I had to try the Melody Cookies, a chocolaty crispy cookie that she says make good ice cream sandwiches. I can only imagine! We, however, ate all ours without ice cream. I think the day I made these was the day my youngest stopped by after work and said “I hate your new hobby” as she ate a few cookies.
There are a few things I’ve already learned from this book that are going to up my cookie game quite a bit. First, for cutout cookies Dorie has you roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment, which made my rolling out much easier than it has been in the past.
Second, she has you freeze the rolled out dough before using cookie cutters. This makes the cookie much easier to handle and no little bits broke off on the way to the pan. (She’s also a stickler about rotating pans halfway through and given the results I’m going to keep doing that.
And the cookie scoops really do work great to make the cookies more uniform!
I returned the book to the library a little sad. I couldn’t renew it because someone else had requested it. Then I got a 20% off coupon from Barnes and Noble. And online it was on sale for $20 so for $16 I now have a lifetime of cookies to get through!
I’m not sure which I’ll be trying next. I need to start walking more, that’s for sure!