This will be short and sweet (and that is a really hard thing for me as I love to "talk"!) But, I have laundry waiting in the laundry room, cookies baking in the oven (more Sables), presents to wrap and dishes to do. Sitting here chatting with all my baking friends is what I would rather be doing, but, being the responsible adult I am, I will make this post short and get back to work!
This weeks recipe, Cafe Volcano Cookies, was chosen by Macduff of Lonely Sidecar. Her cookies look fabulous and she even added a chocolate drizzle to them which made them look even tastier! Thanks Macduff for such an tasty and easy recipe!
And, how much easier is it to toast some nuts, toss them into some sugar, egg whites and espresso powder, stir and bake? Not much! I (and perhaps most of the other TWDers) had the required egg whites left over from when I baked the Sables, which only used egg yolks. In fact, I made my Volcano cookies the same day.
What a fun cookie for the mouth! Crunchy, crumbly, chewy, nutty, all at the same time! The meringue is so light and crispy when you first bite into the cookie. Then it becomes chewy. And all the nuts are running around in there too. Delicious! They aren't the prettiest cookies on the block, but they more than make up for that in taste.
TWD to see what all the other bakers thought of this one.
PS The cocoa ones I baked today turned out great! Even better I think than the original recipe. I also loved the pecans with the hazelnuts. I made 11/2 times the recipe and added 3 TBLS of dutch processed cocoa to the recipe. Turned out awesome!