Monday, July 27, 2009
Daring Bakers: Cookies, part one
The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.
Because of July's hectic work schedule, I was only able to bake the Milano-style cookies. While I thought they were easy and delicious, I was not pleased with the texture of the cookie part.
I'm sure it was my error -- I beat the heck out of the batter and ended up with twice as many cookies as I had anticipated. Their texture was soft and spongey, certainly not what I had expected, but they still tasted good and the filling was terrific.
So, when my work schedule lightens up, I intend to bake the Marshmallow Cookies, which look and sound divine, and to re-do the Milans, aiming for a firmer cookie and more filling.
For August, I'm hoping that some of the projects for job #1 are finally finished and that the schedule for job #2 settles down. Two jobs, while welcome and necessary, are definitely interfering with baking.
Check out the Daring Bakers blogroll for more delicious cookies.