twd ~ chocolate spice quickies

Whenever I have someone over for dinner, I spend as much time thinking about the dessert as the main course. I see it as the big finale. I planned an intimate dinner for two last week, and took Dorie's suggestion to pair the chocolate spice quickies with ice cream. It was delicious. The cookies are great solo, and are subtle enough in flavor to be addictive. These aren't rich, despite the spices and chocolate, which is one reason why they paired so wonderfully with Dorie's chocolate ganache ice cream.
The ice cream overshadowed the cookies a bit. I added a little expresso powder and salt to the ganache to bring out the intense chocolate.
Thanks to Jessica of My Baking Heart for this week's pick! Check out her blog for the recipe and some beautiful food pics.


Flourchild said...

Yum that looks like a perfect meal! Your cookies look great!
This was a fun recipe and so yummy!

Clivia said...

Espresso powder is a great addition to this recipe. I'm the same with my dinner parties. It's all about the dessert and my guests agree.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Perfect with the chocolate ganache ice cream - great idea! Thanks for baking along with me this week, Amber! :)

Jacque said...

Mmm, cookies and ice cream... double the chocolatey goodness.