Baking with Dorie Update

Hello! Thanks so much for all the feedback on baking our way through Dorie’s upcoming book, Baking with Dorie, Sweet, Salty & Simple. Let’s do it–I’m excited, and so is Dorie! And let’s start on the release day, October 19, which happens to be a Tuesday! In the future, we’ll do group nominations like usual, but for this first post we’ll be making the Miso-Maple Loaf. This recipe is currently (somewhat) readily accessible, so we can bake it in advance of the 19th. If you’ve pre-ordered the book, it can be found in her pre-order bonus materials, and if you haven’t, it’s also on the New York Times site. If you are unable to access either of those, please e-mail me at and I can send it to you.

Friends who bake from Dorie’s Cookies know that October 19 is a DC posting Tuesday. For this month only, our second DC post will be bumped to the next Tuesday, October 26, so we can celebrate the new book. Starting in November, we’ll be on our regular schedule: Dorie’s Cookies on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and Baking with Dorie on the second and fourth.

I have heard from Dorie, who loves that we’ll be baking along. We don’t normally include the actual recipes themselves in our blog posts (although a link to where the book may be purchased is always encouraged), but for this first recipe she has given us the green-light to include it written out in our posts if we’d like (again, e-mail me if you want something you can copy and paste). For any fellow Instagrammers, Dorie’s asked that if you post pictures there, you tag @doriegreenspan and #bakingwithdorie so she can find them and share them. Also tag #tuesdayswithdorie, so we can all see them easily (and if you don’t blog, but still want to bake along, this is another great way to join the fun)!

That’s a lot of info…if you have any questions, please ask in the comments or e-mail me ( Otherwise, I’ll have a P&Q post up soon, where you can leave any comments or questions on the making of the actual recipe, and an LYL (Leave Your Link) on October 19th, where you can share what you’ve made. Thank you so much!!

Dorie’s New Book!

Hi, friends. As you may know, Dorie’s new book Baking with Dorie, Sweet, Salty & Simple comes out next month! Any interest in baking through this one as a group? If so, let me know your thoughts on start time…as soon as it comes out, after the holidays, etc. I think we’ll be working through DC till next August, so we’d have to do the new book on second and fourth Tuesdays (like we did with BCM).

Eager to hear what you think!



There is a little jumping up and down going on around the cookie baking world.  Dorie’s new cookbook is coming out tomorrow!  Woo hoo!

Since BWJ is now over (boo, and wow! so impressed with everyone who stuck with it!), the timing is perfect for starting Dorie’s Cookies.

We’ll keep the same baking schedule – BCM will post on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, and DC will post on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.  If there is a fifth Tuesday, that will be a rewind week.

We’re looking forward to the next adventure with you all!

Bake on!

Laurie, Steph, and Jules

TWD: Some big news from Dorie!

Such fun and exciting news! Dorie will be doing an every-other-week column called Everyday Dorie for the Washington Post food section. Each column will have a recipe, sometimes sweet, sometimes savory.

The first column is here today and will be in print on Wednesday. It’s for a heart-shaped cookie that’s big enough to share. The recipe makes two cookies that serve two to four people each (or one if you’re really dedicated.) Part of the fun is seeing how people decorate them, and she’s really looking forward to your creations.

She’s hoping that people will post pictures and then, on Thursday, at 1 pm ET, there will be a live online chat with everyone who’s interested. If you’d like to be part of the conversation, click here

If anyone wants to post pictures of what they made with the recipe, the tags are:


Looking forward to joining our favorite cookbook author for more recipes, baking tips, and deliciousness!

Happy Birthday, Dorie!

Wishing you the happiest of days today. I know it will be filled with smiles and sweets. What more could you ask for.

I have Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake in the works right now, in your honor. Its one of my husband’s favorites.

Much love from me and all of us here.

xo Laurie

Dorie’s Birthday

October 24th is Dorie’s birthday! If you would like to make a recipe from any of her books in honor of her birthday, I will put up a LYL post up on October 23rd for those would like to participate.

Get out your cookbooks and find something super fun.  I already know what I am going to bake up. :)