TWD #45 Chocolate Spice Quickies
Ahhh TWD, how I’ve missed you!! I went through the blog and realized that it had been six months since I did a Dorie post. Moving really got in the way of blogging as a whole and even my best intentions of doing the Dorie recipes just did not happen. When I did think about doing one, I would check the recipe rotation and see that it was a recipe that I was just not into.
Since I have a little time on my hands, I figured that I would jump back into them with this recipe. I mean, who doesn’t love a quickie? Breakfast,lunch and dinner quickies are always great, but a dessert one is even better!! And I would call this one a quickie—except for that whole dough has to chill for four hours thing!
There was a post not long ago saying that we are close to the end of the book, Baking from My Home to Yours. Wow. I know that I came into the group late, but I still can’t believe that it is almost done. In the beginning, this group was my reason for blogging. I love the book and love most of the things that I have made from it.
This week’s pick was chosen by Jessica of My Baking Heart. Check out her blog for the recipe and pics. She has a great blog full of recipes that you just can’t wait to make. You can always check out the links from the TWD page to see who baked along this week.
The recipe was incredibly easy to make. Dry ingredients were blended with the nuts—I used pecans instead of the almonds. Then, butter and sugar were mixed with an egg and vanilla. Dry goes back in and you have some dough. The color is unfortunate, but it was an easy dough to make.
The dough was shaped into two logs and popped in the fridge to chill for four hours. I saw some folks that did them as a drop cookie, with no chilling time—so either way may work. Once chilled, it was sliced into thin rounds. You could probably get the whole log on the sheet at one time since they don’t spread at all. The bake up in no time—only 7 minutes and they are done.
As much as I wanted to love these, I just didn’t. There is just something about Dorie’s recipes that have cocoa powder in them—they have a strong unsweet chocolate flavor. Hubs was not a fan of these either. He took one bite and put it back on the plate.
I did dip some of the cookies in some melted white chocolate and that did a world of good for them! I just melted three ounces of white chocolate in the microwave and dipped half of the cookie in the chocolate. It really helped the cookie and made it taste tons better. It gave it some flavor and sweetness that this cookie needed. With the cookie dipped in chocolate, I would make these again. If you are not a super sweets fan, then these are the cookie for you! Enjoy!!