Tuesdays With Dorie – Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

by Jessica on April 26, 2011


Shortbread cookies are such a wonderful deviation from the norm. And never what’s expected when you tell someone you’re baking cookies. It’s a simple recipe involving flour, cornmeal, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla and a glorious amount of butter. It comes together pretty easy, too… resulting in a smooth, rich and sinful little treat to go along with a hot cup of tea.


Though, no matter how long I chill the dough, I always have a hard time with the cookies spreading out in the oven. However, I only had a few casualties this time… and those became the testers. 🙂


My sweet friend, Valerie, of Une Gamine dans la Cuisine, is our hostess for this week. She has a beautiful blog with all kinds of super-yummy treats and gorgeous photos, so head on over to grab this recipe and few more while you’re at it! To see the list of cookies from the other TWD’ers, check out the Leave-Your-Link post!

Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies (pg. 130)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan



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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Valerie April 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

Jessica, your cookies look so buttery and yummy (although the former automatically implies the latter.)

Thanks for baking along with me this week! 😀


2 Spike April 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

The spreading made me a little crazy. Luckily the taste made up for any of that! Yours look beautiful


3 Tia April 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

i can see the crispness through the screen. looking yummy!


4 Leslie April 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm

You’re not alone! Mine spread too and they were really cold. They don’t look as good as yours but they were pretty tasty. And whenever things don’t turn out, you eat the evidence–first rule of baking. 🙂


5 yummychunklet April 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Your cookies looks so cute and delicate!


6 Mary April 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm

There is nothing better than a misshapen taster cookie!


7 Tracey April 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I always worry about the spreading too! Mine did ok this week, but I’ve had spreading problems with other shortbread recipes in the book. Gotta love the ones for the baker 🙂


8 Lisa April 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Love the “thin-ness” of yours!!!!


9 natalia April 27, 2011 at 5:54 am

They look great and the spreading is not so bad !!


10 steph (whisk/spoon) April 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

lovely and golden! i always gobble up the less than perfect ones myself


11 Katrina April 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Mmm! Loved these. Great photos.


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