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:

150 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 168g 259%
  • Carbs 482g 161%
  • Saturated 99g 494%
  • Fiber 17g 68%
  • Trans 6g
  • Sugars 249g
  • Monounsaturated 43g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 50g 100%
  • Cholesterol 586mg 195%
  • Sodium 3,150mg 131%
  • Calcium 572mg 57%
  • Magnesium 146mg 36%
  • Potassium 1,265mg 36%
  • Iron 17mg 93%
  • Zinc 5mg 31%
  • Phosphorus 713mg 102%
  • Vitamin A 1,345µg 149%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 5%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 157%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 115%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 90%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 32%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 588µg 147%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 21%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 30%
  • Vitamin K 21µg 27%
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