FFwD: Salted Butter Breakups

by Holly on March 18, 2011

The recipe for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie was for an intriguing cookie that you bake in one big piece then, as the name suggests, break in pieces.  The dough is extremely similar to some of my favorite tart dough recipes – only with a distinctively saltier (in a good way) taste.  In fact, the cookie dough is chilled thoroughly, rolled, glazed with an egg wash and decorated in the cross-hatch pattern with a fork before baking.  
Once cooled and broken, all I could think with every bite was that it was like eating tart dough… only slightly different.  Seriously, what’s not to like about tart dough, so we enjoyed making these. 
Though the overall time commitment to make the cookies takes at least a couple of hours, it is all in the chilling and baking. The dough comes together in the food processor and ridiculously quick to make.  Add to that the fact that you don’t have to do much to the dough once it’s rolled out and these may be one of the least fussy cookies around. 
For more cookies, be sure to visit the French Fridays with Dorie site.
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Monica March 18, 2011 at 7:41 am

Your photos are great – I love how they look on that blue plate!

Steph March 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Your photos look terrific. I agree, such a simple recipe. Such a nice treat.

Cher March 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Lovely photos. It is alway nice to come across a recipe that is both simple and tasty.

Tia March 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

great job! i'm still playing ctachup with FFWD so i made the cheese bread.

DessertByCandy March 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Always handy to have non-fussy cookie recipe. You know, just in case of any cookie craving emergencies. 🙂

amanda @ fake ginger March 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Yours turned out just like the picture in the book! Beautiful!

lola March 19, 2011 at 12:26 am

Great pictures.

aplatefulofhappiness March 19, 2011 at 1:34 am

These look perfect!

Bibberche March 19, 2011 at 3:48 am

Exactly! Who does not like tart dough? Our cookie disappeared pretty fast and now they ask me for a repeat:)
I loved the crispy edges the best!
Your photos are very nice – I get the feel of a French kitchen somewhere in Provence:)

Kimberly March 19, 2011 at 8:46 am

oh these look so good but I have a slight urge to pour syrup on them LOL 🙂

tricia s. March 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Wow- I had never thought of them as a tart type dough. What a great idea. These were nice but for our family they were not enough of a cookie to repeat as it is…..but I am thinking that if I treated them a bit more like a tart and added something on top….even like a jam…thanks for the inspiration !!

ricekernel March 20, 2011 at 10:59 pm

You had me at "tart dough." Can't wait to try. Hope mine look as delicious!

itsybitsybrianna March 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm

these look soooo fantastic!!!

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dating March 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

What magnificent photos! Looks Yummy … I'll have to try this out!

Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) April 30, 2011 at 7:24 am

A tart dough cookie. That’s what I do with lefotver dough anyway. This looks awesome.

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