Satisfaction Cookies

Frank Anzalone


  • 3/4 Cups  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup  light brown sugar, packed
  • large egg
  • 1 Teaspoon  lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1 Tablespoon  fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  finely chopped thyme
  • Bartlett pears, unpeeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup  chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 Cup  crumbled blue cheese

Satisfaction is a fruit-and-cheese plate all in one cookie. Whether served before or after a meal, this sumptuous soft cookie with a light nut crunch perfectly complements a bubbly wine. If you’re making this recipe with a mild blue cheese, use pears. For a strong blue cheese, use peaches.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the egg and lemon juice. Beat until well blended.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt and add to butter mixture. Beat until just incorporated.

Stir in the fresh ginger, thyme, pears, black pepper, and walnuts. Do not stir in blue cheese.

Scoop or drop the dough by 1-teaspoon portions and place 1 ½ inches apart on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet. Place 1 blue cheese crumble on the center of each cookie. Don’t place more than one crumble; any more cheese will overwhelm the cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Let sit for a couple of minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.


Calories per serving:

164 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly

Daily value:



  • Fat 197g 304%
  • Carbs 495g 165%
  • Saturated 101g 507%
  • Fiber 23g 92%
  • Trans 6g
  • Sugars 251g
  • Monounsaturated 47g
  • Polyunsaturated 35g
  • Protein 57g 114%
  • Cholesterol 586mg 195%
  • Sodium 3,148mg 131%
  • Calcium 627mg 63%
  • Magnesium 221mg 55%
  • Potassium 1,480mg 42%
  • Iron 18mg 102%
  • Zinc 6mg 41%
  • Phosphorus 872mg 125%
  • Vitamin A 1,339µg 149%
  • Vitamin C 19mg 32%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 166%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 120%
  • Niacin (B3) 19mg 94%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 40%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 642µg 161%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 21%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 30%
  • Vitamin K 30µg 37%
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