Friday, January 30, 2015

FFWD - Croquants


For French Fridays with Dorie this week, we were assigned one of our last dessert recipes - nutty, meringue based cookies called croquants.

I had wanted to make these for ages, so I was really pleased with this week's pick. The recipe sounded just like cookies that are served alongside coffee in one of my favourite chocolate shops, Ganache Chocolate

Croquants are super easy to put together - they are just chop, stir, dollop and bake cookies.  For the nut component of the cookies, I used chopped roasted almonds.

These crispy cookies are perfect on their own, although as Dorie suggests, they would also make lovely icecream sandwiches.

To see what the other Doristas thought of the croquants, visit the LYL section of the FFWD website.

21 comments:

Mardi Michels said...

These were easy, weren't they? Was thankful for an easy one this week!

Beth said...

I can't believe I haven't heard of croquants before. I love meringues, and I think these would be sensational!

Kayte said...

Oh my those look wonderful. Cookies are a favorite around here...I need to pull out the book and make these.

Johanna GGG said...

ha ha - I was thinking it must be a croissant crossed with a ?????? They do look v good

Cher Rockwell said...

i Loved how easy these were. Making cookies normally makes me grumpy, but I didn't mind these.

Diane Zwang said...

It was nice not to have a fish meal wasn't it. These were a big hit with my crowd.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

A friend of mine loves cookies to go with her afternoon tea. I must bake these for her!

Liz Berg said...

Glad these were a hit. I wasn't much of a fan, but at least it was an easy recipe :)

yummychunklet said...

Your cookies turned out great!

KB from Prof Who Cooks said...

Great-looking croquants! Glad you all loved them--we do, too!

Kathy said...

These cookies were not only easy, but incredibly delicious! Definitely a winner for me! Yours look beautiful!

Jora said...

These were good, but I wish I had seen the ice cream sandwiches suggestion earlier. That sounds excellent!

Nana said...

This is a perfect recipe for leftover egg whites and
possibly any leftover nuts around. It really
was quite easy and so delicious.

Diane Balch said...

I never inspired to bake, but you saying how simple these cookies are to make, no shaping and the texture looks so nice...might have to try them.

Betsy said...

I really liked these too. I liked the taste AND how easy they were to make.

Teresa said...

Yours turned out beautifully. I like making mine extra chunky, but I agree they'd make excellent ice cream sandwiches made as elegantly round as yours.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Gaye, your croquants look wonderful, chock full of lovely roasted almonds - what a nice cookie to enjoy alongside a wonderful cup of coffee indeed!
Have a lovely weekend,
Andrea

Kari said...

What a great twist on meringues. Yours look great!

Karen Reinsch said...

mmm ice cream sandwiches! I still have some so maybe we will add ice cream for later! I was glad for a dessert for this week too. :)

Diane Zwang said...

It was nice to have a dessert for a change wasn't it. I liked these too. Have a great week.

Guyla Mayo said...

These little cookies really were good! Yours look delicious.