LYL: salted butter break-ups

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87 Responses to “LYL: salted butter break-ups”

  1. lizzy March 18, 2011 at 10:35 AM #

    I’m sitting in Borders with my knitting group and they’re oohing and ahing over these…

  2. Spike March 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM #

    I could have used even more salt!

  3. SisBoom March 18, 2011 at 10:38 AM #

    A great week to have such a simple recipe, right? Just keep adding more salt!

  4. StephIrey March 18, 2011 at 10:46 AM #

    Had these as an appetizer with brie…why? You’ll have to read to find out.

  5. Anne-Marie March 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM #

    So buttery and rich and SIMPLE TO MAKE!

  6. Newfinmysoup March 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM #

    “I think we need to reevaluate fun. Fun is not breaking one of these cookies with a swift punch. Fun is hopping a plane to the Poitou-Charentes region of France, for a tranquil vacation of lounging in the sun, slurping oysters, sipping Cognac, and eating buttery, butter with a pedigree, croissants. Not necessarily in that order or during the same lounging session.” Read my post and you’ll understand!

  7. jemangepdx March 18, 2011 at 10:51 AM #

    These were tasty! I used matcha (green tea powder) to turn half of mine green for St. Patrick’s Day! ;-)

  8. SugarPlumFairy March 18, 2011 at 11:04 AM #

    Love love love these too , i had little shapes and the rolled out too :-))

    Fun and more , buttery and deliciousness all at once.

    Am late again and jus about loading the pics , step by step but should be up in a bit:-)

  9. chefpandita March 18, 2011 at 11:05 AM #

    I’ll post mine next week.

  10. MsHobby March 18, 2011 at 11:06 AM #

    I made mine green for St. Patrick’s day!

  11. mardi@eatlivetravelwrite March 18, 2011 at 11:07 AM #

    Ahem. I tweaked the recipe. Dorie approved though so it’s ok!

  12. RedsKitchenDiaries March 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM #

    boy-howdy, these were good!!

    sugar cookies for grown-ups, say I!

    • StephIrey March 18, 2011 at 11:43 AM #

      Red, I want to leave comments on your blog…but don’t have a wordpress blog (so no account)…is there another way to do this? your cookies look great!

      • RedsKitchenDiaries March 18, 2011 at 2:57 PM #

        thanks! I don’t think you need to have a wordpress blog, it just asks you for your regular e-mail to leave a comment (I think it helps reduce spam)

        • Lola's Kitchen March 18, 2011 at 8:15 PM #

          I’ve tried to leave a reply too but it says I have to have an account. Your cookies DO look great.

  13. kudoskitchen March 18, 2011 at 11:20 AM #

    A buttery, flaky, sweet and salty winner :)

  14. Jen @ My Morning Chocolate March 18, 2011 at 11:32 AM #

    I really liked Dorie’s suggestion for serving these. Even though I just broke them up myself.

  15. betsyp March 18, 2011 at 11:42 AM #

    I really liked these. It’s funny that my favorites from this book are the desserts when I’m much more of a cook than a baker.

  16. PheMom March 18, 2011 at 11:49 AM #

    So fun to make and easy is such a plus!

  17. Create Amazing Meals March 18, 2011 at 11:50 AM #

    So much better than I expected – fun to make & fun to eat!

  18. franklyentertaining March 18, 2011 at 11:53 AM #

    I loved these. We keep eating the leftovers for breakfast!

  19. fakeginger March 18, 2011 at 11:59 AM #

    I wanted to hate these but they are addictive:

  20. Pachecopatty March 18, 2011 at 12:43 PM #

    Everybody loved these and they were fun to make;-)

  21. saffronandhoney March 18, 2011 at 12:59 PM #

    Here are mine, with the addition of cinnamon salt. SO addictive:

  22. popsiclesandsandyfeet March 18, 2011 at 1:03 PM #

    Can we have more interactive desserts? Please, please, please….so fun.

  23. Bakeawaywithme March 18, 2011 at 1:19 PM #

    A delicious buttery cookie, that I will be making over and over again! Loved it!

  24. Sweetbites March 18, 2011 at 1:43 PM #

    Yeah.. i have made it a total of six times in less than 4 days.. pretty much tells you how this cookie was received at our house… the seventh batch is in the oven as I write this….ADDICTIVE!

  25. ComeUndone March 18, 2011 at 2:07 PM #

    I paired these with butterscotch pudding and butter pecans for a dessert platter that is very manly. Yes, MANLY.

    • tammycirceo March 18, 2011 at 3:40 PM #

      I thought of pairing it with a chocolate pudding! But I do think that a butterscotch would be wonderful.

  26. Beth@omgyummy March 18, 2011 at 2:09 PM #

    I am doughaphobic so as easy as this dough seems, I’m nervous. I just put the dough in the fridge but had to use 3 or 4 more teaspoons of water than the recipe called for for it to come together at all. I’m nervous. Will report in when I can.

    • Beth@omgyummy March 18, 2011 at 8:43 PM #

      So despite the MANY mistakes I made even with such a simple recipe (the water was cook’s error – never read a recipe upside down), I just took them out of the oven and even the slightly over-cooked edge tastes great. Can’t wait to eat them later dipped in melted chocolate. Will try to post something by Monday. Have to focus on my brother’s 50th bday party now… Have a great weekend everyone.

  27. buttercreambarbie March 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM #


    Sorry! I’m still playing catch-up. I’m going to make the breakups this weekend :)

    I’m sooo excited. They looks so good!

  28. Nina March 18, 2011 at 2:17 PM #

    These were such a homerun. We LOVED these! Have made them many times and they ship beautifully!!! I rolled extra salt in mine, perfect!! This was a winner.

  29. gingerbreadbagels March 18, 2011 at 3:10 PM #

    I put my own spin on these cookies. I made a Barney Butter Frosting and turned them into Barney Butter and Jelly Break Up Sandwiches :)

  30. tammycirceo March 18, 2011 at 3:35 PM #

    Enjoyed making these and enjoyed the taste of them after they had fully cooled and sat a bit …

  31. Susan's Little French Bakery March 18, 2011 at 3:40 PM #

    This week’s recipe was really fun. It was a treat to have a sweet week. I couldn’t resist adding a little more fleur de sel on the top. Loved the salty, sweet crunch. It was gone in no time!

  32. Lana March 18, 2011 at 4:50 PM #

    Loved it! And right on time for a change:)

  33. sanya living March 18, 2011 at 5:15 PM #

    My family started breaking bits off before I had time to take a photo of the finished product!

  34. cdcooks March 18, 2011 at 5:27 PM #

    These were so good! Definitely making a double batch next time!

  35. gaaarp March 18, 2011 at 6:03 PM #

    So, as it turns out, breaking up is easy to do. Not to mention delicious!

  36. Cakelaw March 18, 2011 at 6:12 PM #

    Good, but a little plain for me:

  37. Space and Thyme March 18, 2011 at 6:54 PM #

    Here’s mine. I love a minimal recipe with lots of subtle flavors.

  38. tricia March 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM #

    Split decision. Nana loved and I was a bit disappointed…but only because I expected them to be the best food ever created :)

  39. Jennifer March 18, 2011 at 8:18 PM #

    Mine were delicious… but not all that salty. More/stronger salt next time.
    Also, feeling ice cream as a perfect accompaniment.

  40. Guileless Gourmande March 18, 2011 at 8:51 PM #

    These were DELICIOUS.

  41. Katrina March 18, 2011 at 10:29 PM #

    Playing a little catch-up, and BIG NEWS in Katrina’s Cucina!!!

  42. princessjay858 March 18, 2011 at 10:55 PM #

    I honestly was so surprised at how good these were!

  43. Gloria March 18, 2011 at 11:29 PM #

    I couldn’t resist adding a little nutella and a little jam to mine.

  44. ebessen March 19, 2011 at 8:05 AM #

    I enjoyed the edges of the cookie where it more browned and cooked a bit more then the center. My center was a bit thicker then the rest. My hash marks did stay but did not look anything like the picture in the book. I like the idea of eating it with nutella on top.

  45. Carla March 19, 2011 at 11:36 AM #

    My sea salt was a fine grain, so I didn’t pick up the saltiness as much. I’ll just have to make these again using more salt ;)

  46. Connie March 19, 2011 at 12:05 PM #

    These are great. Not to sweet, but very satisfying.

  47. BabetteFeasts March 19, 2011 at 1:18 PM #

    A day late, but happy with the results. I love the straight-up butter taste and the hint of salt…My kind of dessert!!

  48. Kayte March 19, 2011 at 8:37 PM #

    Very nice…and I still can’t decide if it is a cookie or a cracker!

  49. Lola's Kitchen March 20, 2011 at 12:17 PM #

    Loved it so much I had to do it again. This time I served it for dessert following Beggar’s Linguine. Its a great combo!

  50. InsomniMom-Shelley March 20, 2011 at 2:33 PM #

    Wow, these were really easy to make and very good! I’ll make them again, but use less sugar and a pinch more salt. I broke off a piece and ate it with a slice of Swiss cheese and a handful of grapes…deeeelish!

  51. LaJuana March 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM #

    I made mine Friday but got sidetracked and didn’t post on time. Sorry! I guess I was also sidetracked while making these as I scored mine totally before realizing that I was supposed to put the egg yolk wash on before scoring. Thankfully an easy enough fix…I simply flipped it and started again. I didn’t find scoring with a fork to be a problem as some did. After breaking up I did drizzle a few cookies with carmel sauce and that was quite tasty. Next time I make I am going to make mine thinner as I prefered the crispier edges to the thicker center portions. One thing for sure, there will be a next time!

  52. MaggieM March 20, 2011 at 4:11 PM #

    I think mine “caught” my bad mood LOL — they don’t look pretty, but taste ok:
    I agree with some of the earlier posts about more salt — I’ll try that next time!

  53. stephsbitebybite March 21, 2011 at 12:57 PM #

    Absolutely loved these!!

  54. Judy22 March 22, 2011 at 1:56 AM #

    Finally posted, along with the savory cheese & chive bread.

  55. Linda March 22, 2011 at 10:11 PM #

    I made these last week but I’m late to the party!

  56. kal March 27, 2011 at 6:31 PM #

    I’m late, too, but we loved it so much, how could I not post!

  57. Karla April 7, 2011 at 10:35 PM #

    I’m so very, very late posting this. But I liked them very much!

  58. onewetfoot April 26, 2011 at 10:35 PM #

    I think I can safely say that I’m the most late in posting this. I can’t seem to stop making these!


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