Inspired by….

So we are going in a new direction with Tuesday’s With Dorie. We are no longer giving the recipe. Which I understand and support, but my site is about giving people recipes. So in order for me to continue to do that, I will not actually be doing Dorie recipes. Just recipes inspired by Dorie. That way, you still get a recipe and I have to try a little harder to come up with something. :)
This weeks recipe, La Palette¢â¬â„¢s Strawberry Tart, selected by Marie(A Year at Oak Cottage), is a simple tart that is spread with strawberry jam, then fresh strawberries and topped off with crème fraiche or whipped cream.
I decided to make it into cookie form. My cookie dough is blended with fresh mint, rolled out and cut so that they are like linzer cookies(having a hole in the middle). Strawberry jam goes between the two layers of cookies and fresh strawberries are place in the cut out. With just a tiny dab of whipped cream.
If you want to see what the actual tart was suppose to look like, head on over to the TWD website.

Minty Strawberry Coolers

Minty cookie dough
strawberry jam

Minty Cookie Dough

12 oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 TBSP minced fresh mint
1 egg
2 ½ cups flour
¾  cup cornstarch
¼ cup water(if needed)

Cream the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy. Add the mint and mix until well incorporated. Add in the egg and mix well.
Mix together the flour and cornstarch. Add this to the creamed mixture and blend. Mix in the nuts thoroughly. If dough is too dry, add ¼ cup water, 1 TBSP at a time until soft dough is formed.
Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic. Chill for about 4 hours.
Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a cookie cutter(I went with fluted cutters). Keep half the batch whole and the other half take a smaller cutter and cut out the middle of the cookie. You want to create a window effect. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.

Take cookie that is whole. Spread jam on top of it. Place cookie with hole cut out on top of that. Fill with diced strawberries and top with whipped cream.


  1. I love your take on this recipe. The mint-strawberry combination sounds lovely. The cookies looks delicious.

  2. What a great idea! It looks delicious, especially with the mint leaf!

  3. Your concoction is fabulous! I think I would rather have one of these than the original!

  4. I actually like your idea better… that way it’s up to you and you are pushed to develop your own recipes. This looks crumbly and delicate and so girly!

  5. Thanks for your support Peabody!! And they look not only adorable, but super sweet as well. I love them!

  6. This is beautiful! Perfect for a bridal shower!

  7. I love your twist on this recipe! (Admittedly, I looked at 1,500,000 TWD posts today, but still!)

    Your pictures are gorgeous — and I can totally see myself serving the recipe this way, rather than in tart form!

  8. this looks delicious…in tart form, mine reminded me of a linzer, too. i look forward to your future dorie-inspired treats!!

  9. Great adaptation!

  10. love that last picture – nicely done.

  11. Sounds good to me!! I always love your recipes, so keep on giving them!! :0)

  12. Peabody I don’t want to gush and say I love you . . . so . . . I am so in awe at the creative problem solving on so many levels that went into this!!!
    I love that first strawberry tongue!
    I do love your genius here!

  13. Oh this is lovely…lovlier than I could have imagined.

  14. The cookie is beautiful. Great job and kudos on the new idea.

  15. The strawberries with the cookie dough look awesome. I love the idea with the mint too, because it adds a bit of coolness to the sweet fruit. Finally a cookie that looks nice, makes you eat your fruit, and gives you fresh breath.

  16. Way to participate in your own unique way. Talk about being pushed into inspiring creativity! These are gushing with oozy yummi-ness!!

  17. Hmm, I can’t say how I feel about that move. Part of me is sad because I enjoyed copying down the recipes, and since I can get the book for free in the library anyway, it isn’t like Dorie’s losing money from me (or from most people). Actually, seeing the recipes has made me *want* to buy the book, and I don’t think I ever would have without seeing how it’s done first. That said, I like your idea! I’ve always wanted to join TWD or Daring Bakers but I just can’t afford the ingredients for a fancy baked good every week or month. I enjoy seeing what you all come up with, though :-)

  18. Gorgeous! I love your take on Dorie’s tart!

  19. I love that you chose to be inspired by the recipe, and your cookie looks so pretty and delicious!

  20. AMAZING!!! That cookie looks soooo good. I like your idea about the Dorie inspired recipes.

  21. fantastic idea with the mock linzer tortes. and little ‘tartlets’ look impeccable!

  22. I’ll take a Dorie inspired Peabody ANY day. Great job!

  23. Those look so freshing.

  24. That’s a wonderful idea and a great way to continue giving people recipes. I applaud your ingenuity :)

  25. love the idea of the inspired by takes on the recipes. the cookies are a great start, can’t wait to see what you continue to do.

  26. You’re such a giver, you are.

  27. I love the mint…so “cool” looking!

  28. Oh wow. That looks great! Kudos.

  29. This looks fabulous and I love that you are adapting the recipes!

  30. i like your idea to come up with “inspired” recipes! very cool, and these look delicious :)

  31. What a beautiful dessert! It is almost too pretty to eat!

  32. Looks better than a tart to me…just a few bites…and I love the fact that you put mint into the dough…brilliant!

  33. these cookies are lovely. i have been peeking your blog for a few weeks now and am happy to hear you are doing “inspired” versions of twd in order to keep providing recipes…and challenge yourself.

  34. Wonderful adaptation Peabody! I love it! Looks delicious!

  35. Wow, so beautiful and tempting!



  36. YUMMY! Love anything berry

  37. As I get everyone I know to try what I make I tend to look at recipes in terms of portability i.e will it survive a plastic box and a bus ride to work. Your biscuits will definately be next in line for work treats!

  38. Now that’s a unique way of interpreting this recipe. Great job.

  39. What a great idea. This looks WONDERFUL! You continue to amaze me with your extraordinary creativity in every post. :)

  40. Those look amazing! I’m not a fan of strawberries usually, but right now these cookies would not last long in my house!

  41. That looks fantastic, as usual! I’m always impressed with your immense creativity in the kitchen. :D

  42. Fabulous as always. Great twist I will definitely try it out.

  43. Love your cookie variation! ::bowing down to the Peabody greatness::

  44. These look so good, Peabody. So, so good. Mmm. I love the mint in the cookie. Such a good complement to the strawberries. I bet basil would be an interesting swap out too.

  45. I love this idea! I can’t wait to try these.

  46. Wow, those look great! I love the simplicity of it and I’m sure they taste great.

  47. This looks like a little bite of heaven!

  48. So pretty. I’m dying to try one.

  49. Oh, so pretty! Can’t wait for strawberry season here … I love sandwich cookies. I think they’re my favourite kind of cookie!

  50. What a great idea! I kept thinking it would be interesting to just make shortbread cookies with the jam and fresh strawberry topping.

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