Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New Books!

I got a couple of new books this week (thank you Catherine)and one of them is Crazy About Cupcakes. I haven't made anything from it yet, but I will. It has really good ideas for every single occasion you could possibly think of and some really fantastic cupcake flavours. So I promise to try something from there soon.

The other book I have is The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook: Recipes from the Classic Cookie to Mocha Chip Meringue Cake,and I did make something from there this weekend.

These are called Chocolate-chip Filled Melting Moments. The Melting Moment is actually an Australian cookie, and this recipe has a nice twist to it with the creamy choc chip middle. I actually put too many choc chips in my filling and the cookies didn't stick together as much as I would have liked. The recipe also says to use about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball for each cookie. These cookies really spread, so I would use about 1 teaspoon of dough, and you will get a much better sized cookie to make the cookie sandwiches.

Here is the recipe over at Erin Cooks. Judging by her photos she did a much better job than me getting the size right for the cookies.

ps. They were delicious.


Erin said...

Hey Cathie - my mom made these cookies and they turned out just like your version. I actually did use a measuring spoon to manically measure out the 1 tablespoon of dough. I wonder if its an oven temp thing? Mine barely spread at all. Cooking can be so frustrating sometimes?! There are some other really great recipes in that cookbook - try the oatmeal banana cookies. They're always a big hit in the office.

natalie said...

ohh you'll have to let me know how you like the cupcake cookbook! i've been looking for a good one as part of a christmas present for a friend! i don't want to just buy any old one!

Cathie said...

Thanks Erin, that's interesting, because I was sure that I made them way too big!! You must have the perfect oven temp! I'm going to try them again.

Natalie - I will. Hopefully I'll make something from there this weekend.

Sophie said...

YUM! That chocolate chip cookie filling sounds delightful :).