TWD: Double Chocolate Cookies
These are sinful - (but delicious) - double chocolate cookies. The way you taste all that chocolate and sugar that went into the cookies on your first bite into them definitely made them cookies you can only eat once-a-day (though I did cheat and eat 2-a-day!)
Easy-ish to put together but with a chilling time so they do take a weekend to make. I like how they puffed up in the oven and then deflated when they came out to give those cute crinkles. I baked them for 12 minutes a tray as I found that they were that little bit harder - which I preferred.
These were a hit at the office when I took them in.
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TWD: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies bring me back to a more innocent time.
Mid last week, my mum and I were held at knife point during a home invasion. It was, to date, the most terrifying point in my life and I am still working day to day trying to regain what I had a few days before that happened. I know it will be a slow process but I wish that there was some sort of mind wipe device that could just erase it. Living in fear of the dark is not how I would like to live.
I brought these cookies into work early last week after baking up a big batch. To me, they were a-ok (I preferred the ones that were a little more baked around the sides so as to give the crisp-ness before the chewiness. Also even though I used 2 tbsp of the coffee powder that flavour profile did not shine through owing to the predominance of the chocolate), but my co-workers lapped them up. There was even some hoarding going on!
…. these cookies will remind me of the time when life was a little simpler and less scary.
Please visit the host of the week for the recipe: Peggy at Galettista
TWD: Hazelnut Biscotti
This is my first baking project since back… and thankfully an easy one as I had loads of odds and ends to catch up with. Will have to figure out how to catch up with the either the oasis naan and french strawberry cake which were done in June…
Anyways, onto the hazelnut biscotti. I kept it as hazelnut as I do like the taste. I followed the instructions and cut them 1/2 an inch wide, just to realise that I would not get 4 dozen cookies out of them (as the instructions mentioned). Next time will have to cut them a lot thinner - like the picture indicated. Otherwise, they were a nice light treat with a nice hazelnut flavour.
The recipe for this can be found at the host’s of the week: