Tuesday, September 06, 2011

TWD: Chocolate Spice Quickies

I'm all for truth in advertising. Unfortunately, I don't think these cookies lived up to the name.

This is essentially a sable with some cocoa powder, ground almonds, and ground clove added in. On paper, this is a great cookie. It's a log cookie, which means that it's easy to get to cookies - you just slice and bake. I think the "quickie" part of the name is for the time between slicing and baking, because there's a four hour window between making the dough and slicing. It was easy to put the dough together, and my "cookie dough into a log" technique is much improved.

The cookie uses ground almonds as part of the mix. I didn't taste almond. I didn't taste much chocolate or spice, either. Mostly this was a sweet, tender cookie without a distinct flavor. It didn't stop me from eating them, because I did enjoy them. However, I don't think I'll be making these again. I'd rather have a more assertive flavor somewhere in them, be it chocolate, almond, or clove.


Jessica of My Baking Heart has photos worth looking at and the recipe.

10 comments:

mike509 said...

Well...they look amazing! I doubled up on the almond flavor....instead of spice. Funny how certain recipes don't live up to our expectations. Easy enough to add more flavor! Beautiful cookies!

Pamela said...

I used allspice and tasted just a hint of it in the cookie. Looks good, though. So many cookies, so little time!

Kayte said...

Hmmm...Mark can't stop eating them, he keeps going back for more. Isn't it funny how recipes hit different people different ways? Yours look good...very nicely uniform! I wonder how the brownies next week will be received there (and here)...I'm going for two in a row. Thanks for your patience.

Flourchild said...

Very nice looking cookies! I used the drop method and they came out great!

Judy said...

I really increased the spice in these, add both allspice and cloves. I think they're versatile enough to play with different flavors.

Clivia said...

I agree that something was needed to give these cookies a bit of punch. Yours do look delicious!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I agree with Kayte - yours are so perfectly round! Even though they weren't really a hit, I appreciate you baking along with me this week! :)

Jessica said...

I think they remind me of World Peace cookies with spice...but what do I know, I made something different! They do look very pretty.

Cakelaw said...

LOL - I agree with your "truth in advertising" comment.

Tia said...

the squares look great!!!