Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Adding cookies to the menu...

...after I did these delicious Earl Grey tea cupcakes and tea leaf flavored frosting. I don't usually like my chocolate in cake form---but these cupcakes were an exception!!! Yummy and interesting with the tea flavor in the marshmellow-creme-like frosting.
Then I had finally done some Cake bites... which take a great deal of time, but are very tasty for all the effort and look soooo pretty.

These chocolate crackle cookies were especially for folks who like dark rich chocolate and not a lot of frosting. I liked the way the cookie split and crackled in the baking, so the powdered sugar made a neat design. My granddaughter's friend tried one because she LOVES dark chocolate. We asked her if she liked it and she was so enthralled with it she just 'hummmd' When she finally finished it she said it was fantastic!! So I think I might just keep these in the files:)
I had ordered a pan that made this next cake all in one baking. It looks like a three-layer wedding cake, but it is a mini---perfect for two people, or one very enthusiastic cake

Am not totally pleased with it. I always do EXACTLY what the instructions tell me on my first try with something new. This batter recipe that came with it only filled it to the beginning of the large layer, so I assumed it would bake up to the top as it finished. NOPE, it was a very small bottom layer. So I am going to try another recipe with more batter involved and watch the cooking time, and give it another try.

They are also very difficult to frost because of the shape. You would think it would be a cinch, but not sooooo.
I'm going to try a softer smoother type of frosting and see if it makes a diff. Meanwhile, I did make this one look ok, and put it next to the coffee mug so you could better see how small it is.
Now THIS is my kinda cookie!!!
Two lemon cookies with lemon cream cheese frosting between. Delicious!! A definite Keeper!!!