Little Dinosaurs (of Peace)

November  3, 2015
1 Ratings
Photo by pierino
  • Makes cookies
Author Notes

In my collection of old (pre Julia Child) cookbooks I have a copy of the Gourmet OLD VIENNA from 1959. As you might expect it includes a lot of elegant pastry dishes. Among the cookie selections I found one called Friedenstauben or “Doves of Peace)”. Because it’s pre-JC the ingredients are included in the recipe steps. I like that as it gives me more freedom to tinker around. But to fit the modern format I’ve put my ingredients in order. And a nod to Jonathan Richman too. —pierino

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup bakers sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (or substitute vanilla extract)
  • Marcona almond slices for decoration
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  1. In a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar together with the salt
  2. Add yolk and extracts and work into a smooth dough. Finish by hand (chill dough if necessary)
  3. Choose your pastry cutter and cut out your cookies
  4. Press a single almond slice into each cookie
  5. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  6. Bake on a cookie sheet for 8 minutes
  7. Dust with sugar

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  • drbabs
  • pierino
Standup commis flâneur, and food historian. Pierino's background is in Italian and Spanish cooking but of late he's focused on frozen desserts. He is now finishing his cookbook, MALAVIDA! Can it get worse? Yes, it can. Visit the Malavida Brass Knuckle cooking page at Facebook and your posts are welcome there.

3 Reviews

drbabs November 3, 2015
pierino! cookies! I might faint.
pierino November 3, 2015
Austrian cookies no less. I just had to get my hands back into dough again.
drbabs November 3, 2015
Isn't it fun?