Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cafe Volcano Cookies (and Sables)

I've been a really lame TWD-er the last few weeks, sorry guys! I did make last week's sables before I went on my trip but I didn't like the way they turned out, so I made them again this week. Much better, although I ran out of regular sugar so I used raw, which gave them a slightly bumpy texture but they were still great. It's a fairly easy dough to work with, you just have to be extra careful not to over work it. Thanks to Bungalow Barbara for the selection!On to this week's TWD, which was chosen by Macduff of The Lonely Sidecar. This might be the healthiest recipe I can recall making from "Baking". The ingredients are just egg whites, nuts, sugar and espresso powder, no butter AT ALL! I was skeptical these would turn out to be anything special but I was pleasantly surprised, such an easy, sweet little cookie. I didn't have any walnuts so I used one cup of whole almonds coarsely chopped and 1 cup of sliced almonds. They were so good, Doug really liked them too. Did I mention they were easy? Super easy, ridiculously easy. This is going in my cookie rotation, next time I'll try them dipped in chocolate as Dorie suggests, how good would that be?

4 comments:

Clivia said...

All your cookies look delicious. that last photo is beautiful!

Free Samples said...

They look great! :)

pinkstripes said...

Both cookies look wonderful! I meant to post my sables this week too (do a double header), but didn't.

I loved the ease of the volcano cookies.

spike. said...

nice cookies! loved both of these