Happy New Year! twd ~ Midnight Crackles

Thanks to Laurie of Slush and Jules of Someone’s In the Kitchen who chose Midnight Crackles for the anniversary recipe. TWD is three years old and still going strong! Thanks to Laurie for starting it, and to everyone whose comments and blog posts have made this a wonderful experience for me. Bring it on 2011!

Now to the recipe. I'm very curious to see how these turned out for everyone else. Mine came out rather cake-like - very thick for a cookie and not at all chewy or crispy. I made the dough before Christmas, and put it in the freezer for a few days. When I took it out to bake, the dough was very hard, so hard there was no scooping or shaping involved. It was more breaking and beating into the semblance of a circle.

Baked up these are good, but there's something that makes me look at them askew. Are these little cakes in cookie clothing? I can't quite put my finger on it, but something is odd. I spiced these up, adding the "Playing Around" suggestions of ginger and coriander. Perhaps it's the ginger + chocolate combo that's throwing me off. I've still got dough in the freezer, so I'll play around with next batch, make them smaller and thinner and bake them less time.

For all those making resolutions - Good Luck!

7 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Mine were tough to work with as well when they were cold. I'm thinking about making them again and leaving the dough warm. Thanks for baking along!

Kathleen said...

Seriously! My NY's resolution was to have Mac and Cheese once a month! Your cookies look delicious ;)

chocolatechic said...

I scooped mine before I refrigerated mine. It really worked out better that way.

slush said...

I thought this dough was an odd texture. I was never quite sure if I had done something wrong or not. They turned out okay in the end. Similar to a world peace cookie but softer.

Yours look great!

pinkstripes said...

Your cookies look great! Happy New Year!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Definitely a hard dough to work with! If I make them again, I'm thinking about not chilling the dough at all. Yours look yummy! :)

TeaLady said...

Had trouble with the dough as well, so I ended up cuting mine into squares and mounding them into cookies. They were still good.