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. Wow, I’ve never really thought a cookie was pretty before… well, before I saw yours.

    Gorgeous! Way to be creative.

  2. strawberries are almost out of season here. sigh.

    You did a fantastic job! The combination sounds great.

  3. oh my goodness, your pictures are so lovely. so lovely in fact that i am now dying for some sweets. then it gets worse when i come to a picture of a cookie with a bite taken out of it! i have the ability to “taste” things that i’m not actually eating, i can just imagine what it would taste like. and ooohhhhhhh those strawberry cookies look so good…

  4. I love the idea of an “Inspired by Dorie” Tuesday. I had actually thought of doing the same thing, I hope you won’t mind. Of course, I’ll have to work really hard to make things half as creative as you do! :)

    This cookie sounds delicious and it looks fantastic!

  5. I love the way you found out to get out of the problem with the recipes, Pea. And these cookies are just amazing! the idea of adding min to the dough is brilliant, sweetie! I’m intrigued.

  6. peabody – you are genius!

  7. Oh that red! Love mint and strawberried together and in a cookie…yum!

  8. You never cease to amaze me. These are so beautiful! And irresistible, too. I love the mint in the dough idea.

  9. oh wow these are so gorgeous…I wish I could make my mind wor like yours.

  10. brilliant idea! these are SO lovely

  11. um yum! double yum!

  12. Interesting way to avoid the copyright issues. Your variation sure looks delicious. The minty flavor sounds like a great addition.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    The cookies aren’t baked?

  14. That is one beautiful piece of inspiration!

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