Tuesday, September 9, 2008
This week's selection was awesome. Many thanks to Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart, who selected the recipe this week. Check out her blog for the complete recipe so that you can re-create these masterpieces.
I really love chocolate and I really love Whoppers, so I knew these were going to be extra tasty. I've enjoyed the last few cookies we've made, but I was dying for something more chocolate-y and these totally hit the spot. I followed the recipe precisely. I did have one minor snafu though... I accidentally grabbed the almond extract out of the cupboard thinking it was vanilla. I didn't realize it until I poured it into the batter and thought... vanilla extract isn't this color! Doh! So I did my best to spoon it all out, though it was a little hard. Thankfully I couldn't taste it and all was okay.
I ate a few of these with ice cream, since Dorie's picture in the book looked so tasty. But I brought most of them along last week on my trip to the beach and fed them to family members. I love the weeks when I can give my baked goodies away so it's not Denny and I eating them all ourselves. Everyone enjoyed them and they all got eaten up! Super yummy cookies... as each week goes by I'm growing fonder and fonder of Dorie.
And just as a quick side note, my friend Michelle from way back in my high school days, just joined TWD. Go check out her blog at Sweet Sensations!