Thursday, November 3, 2016

TWD - Peanut Butter Change-Ups



There is a new Tuesday with Dorie group baking from Dorie's Cookies, her latest book.  I only found out about this group by accident, so I am posting today instead of on Tuesday.  Luckily, the first month's recipes are on the Web, as the book was only released at the end of October.  It is quite appalling how much more we have to pay for books in Australia - this book costs $20 on Amazon, but the cheapest Australian source was nearly $50.   I have paid $41 Australian dollars to get this book from Amazon after postage, whereas US postage from Amazon is free.  I do not understand it, but if we want certain books here, we have to just suck it up. 

I chose to make the Peanut Butter Change-Ups from the two choices.  The recipe is online here.

These cookies were delish. I left out the extra peanuts because I didn't have any, and I left the sugar off the top because I didn't think that it needed it.  The cookies are soft and cake-like, but are still very much cookies.  I only made a half recipe because I didn't ant the 54 cookies that Dorie stated were in the full batch, but I only got 22 cookies out of the batch.  That's fine with me - I ate two already and don't need the temptation.

To see what the other Dorie cookie bakers made, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.  

18 comments:

Summer said...

Your cookies look delicious and just like the ones in the book. I know about the temptation part. I hadn't considered how expensive postage to Australia can be,, Yikes!

Diane Zwang said...

Sorry to hear about the expensive book. Glad you were able to make these. I am looking forward to cooking the book.

Pamela said...

My goodness. I'm sorry you have to pay so much extra for the book. That really stinks. However, you're cookies look yummy and I'm looking forward to trying this recipe soon.

Kayte said...

Your photo of the cookies looks wonderful. I really like these cookies, but like you they had to exit the house pretty fast. I did save two for me and have been enjoying those. I'm so glad you're in this group because you were always a big inspiration for me. xo

Ryan said...

Your cookies look great! I think this book is worth sucking it up for!

Johanna GGG said...

we find books cheaper when we go to the uk - it is annoying but must be hard making it as a bookseller in australia which is a shame as I love to visit a bookstore far more than browsing amazon. The cookies sounds interesting but I much prefer peanut butter than separates so am not sure how mine would turn out if I made them!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

These look fab! I'm a fan of peanut butter anything. And ugh yes shipping. Have you tried Book Depository? It has free international shipping.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorraine, normally they are my go to, but for some reason, this book is $45.91 there.

Cakelaw said...

So do I Johanna - for some reason they don't even seem to stock Dorie Greenspan's books here. I try to buy new releases from Dymocks as they often have good discounts.

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Kayte! I am probably a good example of anti- inspirational because I am a bit of a slacker with my posts. Met you through Dorie - totally worth it!!

Mardi Michels said...

These look great (actually I know they taste great too!). Have you checked into the Book Depository? That's how I always send my mum books!

Hindy said...

Your cookies look lovely! I can't wait to try this recipe.

Kari said...

I love peanut butter and soft, chewy cookies so the two together hold great appeal!

Peggy said...

Mine were not soft and chewy the way i like. I think i overcooked a tad. Yours look good!

Teresa said...

Cookbooks can be very expensive in Canada, too, unfortunately. These look so good and I'm glad to know they work without peanuts. I loved your comment about making a half batch. When I make a full batch of one of Dorie's recipes, I make sure I'll have a chance to share, share, share!

Gigi WHITFORD said...

Your cookies look great! I know the feeling,...I live in France and I usually buy all my books as Kindle copies because it is cheaper. But, I SO love having hard copy of cookbooks!

Cakelaw said...

I agree Gigi - there's nothing like rifling through the pages of a book.

Margaret said...

I guess PB cookies are one of our faves so no problem making these. Now that I have the book.