Tuesday, February 24, 2009
TWD: Mighty delicious cookies
I figure I made one huge mistake with these cookies this week.
I only made half a batch.
Our task this week for TWD was brought to us by Whitney of What’s left on the table? Whitney chose Caramel Crunch Bars, and oh my word are they ever delicious!
Using an 8x8" square pan, I pressed in the shortbread base that was flavored with chopped chocolate, cinnamon, and instant coffee or espresso powder. That combination on its own would be fine with me.
After baking, I sprinkled on some more finely chopped chocolate, let it melt before spreading it over the shortbread base, then added some finely chopped toffee*, pressing it into the chocolate layer. After refrigerating it to let the chocolate harden, I removed the giant cookie from the pan, then cut it into small pieces. I didn't have any trouble with the toffee bits falling off, since they were securely glued onto the cookie base with the chocolate.
We instantly loved these cookies, and they just keep improving as they sit (assuming they last that long). I will most certainly make these again and share them with others, only I will make a full batch instead of a half.
I'm wondering how the other TWD bakers liked these cookies, so I'll be sure to check their blogs during the coming week.
*Heath Bits of Brickle Toffee Bits