Tuesday, May 7, 2019
TWD - Old Bay Pretzel-and-Cheese Cookies
This month's Tuesday with Dorie (Dorie's Cookies) recipes both present problems for me as an Australian. One recipe calls for biscoff spread, which is not readily obtainable here; the other calls for Old Bay seasoning, which is non-existent here.
I went with the Old Bay Pretzel-and-Cheese Cookies. Old Bay is a particular brand of seafood seasoning found in the States. To make a substitute requires a list of ingredients as long as your arm. The Old Bay substitute seems heavy on celery salt, which of itself is hard to get here. I only needed a teaspoon of seasoning to make half the cookie recipe, so I ended up making the substitute seasoning sans anything that I did not already have (being celery salt, dry mustard, all spice, white pepper and crushed pepper flakes).
These cheesy, savoury cookies, containing crushed pretzels and made by the roll and slice method, are quite tasty. I agree with Dorie that they would be good to serve with a beer. I'd definitely consider making these again as a savoury snack for guests. In the meantime, I'll need to figure out an easier way to get the spices into the mix.
To see what the other Dorie bakers made this week, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.