Little Dinosaurs (of Peace)

November 3, 2015

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

Makes: cookies


  • 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
In This Recipe


  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 November 3, 2015
pierino! cookies! I might faint.
Author Comment
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?