I'm a big fan of David Lebovitz. I read his blog regularly, and his cookbooks are among the ones I turn to first when I want to make a dessert. I was certainly surprised when I read the description and list of ingredients for these cookies, but I was also very curious. Paul and I went to a play at an outdoor venue (Wolftrap) a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to pack these cookies as part of our picnic. Happily, these cookies were very easy to make. I made the dough after breakfast, put it in the fridge to chill while I ran to the grocery store, and had the cookies in the oven soon after I got back.
To go with the cookies, I made Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad (another catch-up recipe!). It used up some of the many strawberries Paul grew, and was quick and easy to put together. The salad was a combination I never would have thought to put together, but we both really enjoyed it. The cookies were very interesting. I was wishing we had some white wine to go with them (per Dorie's suggestion), but they were still pretty good with water. I'm not sure if I would make them again - they weren't very sweet for a dessert and I have so many appetizer recipes that I'd like to try - but they were fun to try once. I also served them with Olive Oil Ice Cream, and thought that made a nice pairing.