Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chocolate Spice Quickies



This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was picked by Jessica of My Baking Heart. She chose Chocolate Spice Quickies, which were very different than I envisioned after reading the recipe title. I figured that they would be a cookie that you mix and bake in a matter of minutes. Not so! They are a refrigerator cookie where you make the dough in the food processor and then shape into logs. Once they’ve been in the refrigerator for a couple hours, you can slice and bake them up in no time. So they are quick if you plan ahead. You can get the recipe for these quick-in-some-ways cookies on Jessica’s blog.

I like refrigerator cookies, since you can make the dough ahead and bake them up when you have time. In my case, I baked a lot of things at once before heading on vacation. It was warm in the house at the time so I was thankful that I could make these one evening and then bake them in the morning before the house got too warm. My logs weren’t perfect circles, but I was ok with that. I had thought about rolling the logs in chocolate sprinkles or something like that to jazz them up, but I ended up following the original recipe exactly: no adornments.

These little cookies are speckled with the ground almonds, which makes them look interesting. I didn’t taste the spice all that much, but my husband picked up on that flavor right away. I think I would call these cocoa almond quickies. While they contain melted chocolate, I thought the flavor was more reminiscent of cocoa. I like these cookies, but they aren’t showstoppers. The chocolate and almond flavors are nice and the spice is a very slight accent. Perfect for afternoon tea.

Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 140

10 comments:

Valerie said...

Your cookies look great, I love the speckles of almonds! I had a hard time rolling the dough too, it was almost too soft to manipulate...at least the taste was delicious. :)

Anne said...

The flavors sound lovely and your cookies look delicious. I think these sound perfect!

Flourchild said...

Bummer the spices didn't come out. I just focused on the chocolate! Your cookies look tasty!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Oooh, I bet rolling the logs in chocolate chips would've been fantastic - I'll have to remember that for another time. Thanks for baking along with me this week! :)

Clivia said...

Your cookies turned out lovely! Next time I definitely want to add more crunch, either on the outside or in the batter.

Judy said...

They look perfect! I greatly increased the amount of spice, so it was more pronounced, but not in a bad way.

Cindy said...

Love the little flecks of almonds! Have a great day.

briarrose said...

Mmmm I definitely wouldn't have expected the wait time on these with "quickie" in the title. Such a cute cookie though.

TeaLady said...

That's the good thing about slice/bake. Easy to make whenever you want/need. I loved how the almonds showed up in these.

margot said...

Your cookies look terrific! I thought the making to eating would be faster, too. It sometime is nice to divide the work over the course of a couple days when you're pressed for time.