Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TWD: Cafe Volcano Cookies

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was chosen by Macduff of The Lonely Sidecar. He chose the Cafe Volcano Cookies. These were SO easy to make. First you toast some nuts. Then you cook those for about 5 minutes with egg whites, sugar and instant espresso powder. Having read complaints of the cookies not having much coffee flavor, I added three teaspoons of the espresso instead of two. Anyways, after everything was warmed, it looked like a syrup full of nuts. I had serious doubts that it would ever turn into cookies. But after twenty minutes in the oven, voila! Really yummy cookies. Many people have described these as having the texture of poprocks, but mine were very chewy inside. However, this may be because the one I tasted was still warm ;) I'll have to wait to see how they taste when they are cooled until dinner. Yum! If you want the recipe, you can buy the book or find it here. Enjoy!

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