The first recipe off the bat is Palets de Dames. They come from Lille, a city that borders Belgium. I have never heard of this cookie so this was an experiment. Dorie has a great description of these cookies – ‘with wide, flat uppers iced in white, and rounded bottoms, they look like toy tops or open parasols.’
I decided to make half the recipe (big mistake: these finished in a jiffy). These were little palets of deliciousness. This cake-ish cookie was nicely balanced off with the sweet icing topping. I was not too sure about how much icing should go on the cookie so mine looks a little sparse compared to the picture in the book (had not received it yet) – oops! Anyway, it gives me another chance to try out these cookies again.
Do check out Dorie’s book Baking Chez Moi for the recipe – page 272. Have a look at the other TWD bakers attempts – they all look great!