Monday, April 27, 2009

Near miss, Crispy Cocoa Cookies

These are some of the most fragrant cookies I have baked.  At about 5 minutes in the oven, the house filled with a sweet, rich cocoa scent.  Moments earlier I was ready to give up on them but I'm glad I persisted.  

The dough was really quick to make and included the most basic ingredients of mainly flour, sugar, cocoa, and butter mixed together and then chilled in bricks.  I refrigerated half and froze half as the recipe estimated 5.5 dozen...more cookies than my family of 3 (4) could eat.  I did the prep a day earlier and decided to roll and bake the cookies the next day.   When I took the dough out of the fridge and tried to roll it out it cracked and crumbled into 4 large pieces and about 15 little shards and bits.  Oh dear, I thought, this is not going to end well.  However, I persisted and worked the dough a little and finally got it rolled out the the required 1/16 of an inch, cut in lovely 3 inch circles and onto parchment laden cookie sheets.  

Ahhh.  It was a delightful sight. 

The cookies look really pretty all lined up in their thin, chocolaty perfection.  
Clara happily ate two when I turned my head for a moment, and a third shortly there after.  Perfectly paired with a glass of milk, a book and a sunny corner of the house.

1 comment:

  1. Yum....they sure were good.
    Clara looks like she's enjoying them. She's sooo adorable!