Sunday, March 13, 2011

Salt-N-Pepper Sandwich Cookies

Obviously I had a little change of plans in the baking department. We're having some friends over for dinner this weekend and I have never made a pie for them. So, I've opted to make pie (pieS actually, French Silk and Cherry, if you must know) rather than Carrot Cake. And, since pie is nothing new, I decided to do this week's project on BAKED Sunday Mornings. Salt-N-Pepper Sandwich Cookies. Because I clearly need more things going on in my life. And more sweets around the house. *sheesh*

I know. You're skeptical. The blurb at the beginning of the recipe says these are sort of an homage to Oreos. Okay. But they don't taste like Oreos. They're about a billion times more delicious. Sweet and savory and spicy and crunchy and a little chewy (cause that's the way we like them). The creamy filling is a little reminiscent of Oreo filling (I'm still iffy on the usage of so much shortening, but...) and yet it's so much more delicious. There is just so much flavor going on here. The spice of the pepper sort of hits you after you've chewed and swallowed (and maybe pondered for a minute or two). And the salt. Is. Perfect.

Plus--they're super easy to make. Recipe is here if you want to try it for yourself. Don't be afraid!

My dough was a little crumbly, but it all mashed together just fine for me to cut out the cookies.

I love having a legion of cookies on my counter.

The best part is that, unlike Oreos, these cookies are so packed with goodness you don't have to eat a pontoon* of them in order to feel like you've had a good treat. 1 or 2 are enough. Or maybe 3.

*You're better off not asking. But. We have made-up words that we use at my house for eating a lot of something. If you eat a whole row of stuck together Peeps, that's a RAFT. If you eat a stack of Pringles, that's a PONTOON. I know, it doesn't make any sense. I told you you'd be better off not asking.

TGIP Rating--Salt-N-Pepper Sandwich Cookies--KEEPER. With some homemade ice cream this summer, these will be delicious.

Next up: Have Carrot Cake recipe. Will bake. Promise.


Candy said...

I totally agree that one was enough! Looks great!

Rebecca said...

Yours look great! I didn't try one but heard they were delicious, but very filling.

Editor said...

Is it wrong that I now want to start planning trips to Utah just so you will feel the need to make us pies? Is that wrong?

Editor said...

Sorry it says I am "Editor." Haha. It is actually Mary H.

April Fossen said...

No, Mary, it's not wrong. Come on up for a ski weekend! I'll make you pieS!

Anonymous said...

Your cookies are beautiful! I wish I'd cut mine thicker like yours.

Kris' Kitchen said...

Beautiful photos because of very pretty cookies. Pies sound good too.

Bill said...

Pontoon is the perfect word for it. I snorted when I read it (without even having to ask).

Roadtrek Girl said...

I love your sense of humor. And I like the smooth look of your cookies, nice work. I'm glad I took mine to work or I would look like a pontoon !