Palets de Dames, Lille Style

A new cookbook from Dorie Greenspan has helped get the blogging lava flowing for me again.  Not posting since February? Yes. I’ll admit, life got in the way.  A trip to Europe happened (which warranted a blog post that didn’t happen), moving twice happened.  So, you know, life.  I didn’t stop cooking all together, but I wasn’t terribly adventurous. Still, a simple meal is something to rant and rave about.

So how about these cookies?

Baking Chez Moi released Tuesday, October 28. This is such a gorgeous book and I know it will produce gorgeous and tasty things.  The French Friday’s with Dorie group is still in full swing – finding duck and kumquats for this week didn’t happen so I might do a make up – but with the new book, Tuesday’s with Dorie is back.  The first recipe up is Palets de Dames, a butter cookie, best with tea or coffee.


I made the dough and thought there wouldn’t be enough.  As she states in her recipe, you’re to only use about two teaspoons of dough for each cookie.  After some batter loss and cookies that were sized too big,  i ended up pumping out 32. Not bad for a yield of 40.

PaletesDeDames3I let the dough chill overnight and the batter still baked up well.  I set my convection oven at 400F and the cookies were perfect at 7 minutes.  The icing was not as pretty as the book but I thought it looked OK for a first timer.

Paletes De DamesThese were perfect with my morning coffee.  Yum!

It feels good to be back (again!)



Filed under dessert, TwD

17 responses to “Palets de Dames, Lille Style

  1. LW

    They look like the perfect breakfast to me! Glad to have you. 🙂

  2. Ducks and kumquats! I thought I was rocking it out because I actually let me butter come to room temperature for this recipe. You go!

  3. Lovely results and so glad to see the blogging “lava” flowing- too funny ! Yes, it is sometimes a real challenge to keep up and my fingers are crossed I will make it through the half year or so that we run this new book along with the Around My French Table adventures.

  4. Welcome back! The cookies look fabulous! Looking forward to our baking adventure!

  5. Your cookies look great.
    I finally had to give up on the kumquats and went cherry. Apparently, California is not quite ready to share their kumquats with Upstate NY yet 🙂

  6. These look lovely! So glad to have you baking with us!

  7. My yield for half a recipe was 13… I must have a bigger cookie scoop than what I thought. It didn’t look like a full tablespoon.

    This is going to be fun! So good to see you again, Emily.

  8. Oh, they look so elegant on that beautiful plate! Very nice.

  9. Glad you are baking along! Your cookies look perfect! 🙂

  10. So fun to be back with TWD and starting a new adventure.

  11. Glad to see you’re back in action! I’m looking forward to baking through this book with everyone and am glad so many French Fridays folks are on board.

  12. I am so excited to really get baking with this new book, but will be sad when FFWD comes to an end.

  13. I think your icing looks just fine, as well as your cookies. This looks to be a fun adventure ahead!

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