Satisfaction Cookies

Satisfaction Cookies
Staff Writer
Frank Anzalone

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.

24
Servings
139
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 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
  • 2 Bartlett pears, unpeeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 Cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
3g
3%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
4g
9%
Calcium, Ca
43mg
4%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
118µg
30%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
49mg
7%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
121mg
8%
Water
8g
0%

Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.