Homemade Bordeaux Cookies-

Homemade Bordeaux Cookies

Usually, I love a big, soft, chewy bakery style cookie.  But once in a while, I love the crispy crunch of a Pepperidge Farm Bordeaux Cookie.  They are crispy, caramelly cookies that are good on their own with a glass of cold milk, but they can also be crushed and used in all kinds of dessert recipes.   They can be a bit pricey and are not always easy to find, so when I find them, I snatch up a few packages and store them in my cold room downstairs.  When I need a sweet, crispy treat, or want to make a last minute dessert for guests, I have them on hand.   Click HERE for a yummy ice cream dessert made with Bordeaux Cookies!

One day last winter, the snow just kept on coming down and I found myself snowed in at home all by myself.  Days like that to me are the best days to stay home and experiment with new recipes.  I tried to bake a cookie that was similar to the Pepperidge Farms Bordeaux Cookies.  I combined a few crispy cookie recipes that I found online and this is what turned out.  The slice and bake technique was really easy and I didn’t even need to get out the rolling pin.

The best thing about this recipe is that the ingredients are simple and everyone probably already has them in their pantry. 

I baked a batch of these and as soon as they were cool, I snacked on a few.  The rest I saved in a zipper sealed bag.  They stored really well and stayed crispy.  The next time I made the dough, I baked what I needed and froze the rest of the dough in a log that was wrapped in wax paper.  It froze beautifully.  I let it thaw slightly so I could slice it.  When my grandkids came to visit, I had them help me bake a fresh batch.  One of my favorite things to use the crispy, baked cookies for is making my own homemade cookie butter!  (If you haven’t ever had cookie butter, you have been missing out!)  You’ve got to try it! 

Go check your pantry.  I’ll bet you have everything you need!

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1 c. light brown sugar

2 T. whole milk

1 c. All-Purpose flour

1 t. baking powder

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar for 2 minutes. Add milk and baking powder. Slowly add flour to butter mixture. Form into a 2″ diameter log and wrap in wax paper. Chill at least 2 hours. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°. While the oven is preheating, slice each cookie about 1/4″ thick and place on a parchment lined baking pan. Leave space around each cookie as they will spread. Bake 7-9 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the pan. They get crispier as they cool.  Store in an airtight container.

18 thoughts on “Homemade Bordeaux Cookies

  1. Teresa

    Wow! PF’s Bordeaux cookies are my favorite, and I was looking for a recipe. Yours are amazing and taste so much like them (maybe better!). Made them for a party, and adults and kids all loved them. The only thing I changed was to use dark brown sugar, as that’s all I had. Thanks for a wonderful recipe. I forgot to use parchment once, and that batch was a bit greasier and cooked faster/harder. I also used an old fashioned white enamel cookie sheet, which I think works great for cookies.

  2. Bedazzelle Phoenix

    My favorite cookies ever!!!..I cant wait to make homeade ones omg they are so crisp and taste like cream brulee to me! Mmmm

  3. Rob

    Love the taste of these, but mine turned out chewy, rather than crisp. My only variance is that I used a Silpat. Do you think this might be the cause? Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  4. Tara Klein

    As I am sitting here eating a few P.F Bordeaux cookies, I’m thinking to myself “hmm, I would love to be able to make these”!
    Well, thank you for posting a recipe for them! I am so excited to try them!

  5. Donny

    I may be a little late to the party, but these cookies are incredible! As a longtime fan of PF Bordeaux cookies, I searched for a recipe to make at home and here it is. I just made another batch and ate most of them myself…thanks for the recipe!

  6. Jenny

    I can’t wait to make these! These are one of my favorite cookies from PF, but the only way I can ever find them here is in a pricey combo box with several other types, so there’s only 3 or 4 of these in the whole box. So excited, I might have to spend my Labor Day with a little baking!

  7. JESSE

    My grandmother introduced these cookies to me back in the late 60’s early 70’s and I have loved them ever since. We only had them for special occasions because they were difficult to find and they are expensive. I found your receipe just yesterday and decided to give it a try. I mixed up the dough and let it refrigerate overnight and then baked up the cookies. Tried to stay around 1/4 inch but some were less thick than others. Had to bake them for 10 minutes but they came out right and are delicious. The thinner cookies were crispy and the thicker ones a little more chewy. I compared them to the real thing as Kroger has them on sale this week and I bought a couple of packages. Mine weren’t as pretty and uniform as PF but the taste is the same. My wife and I couldn’t tell the difference. Thank you so much for sharing.


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