søndag den 26. juli 2009

milan cookies

the july daring bakers' challenge was hosted by nicole at sweet tooth. she chose chocolate covered marshmallow cookies and milan cookies from pastry chef gale gand of the food network.


pulling these familiar items out again feels both comforting and a little intimidating. i used to count every single calorie and jog like a madwoman but that was a pretty miserable lifestyle for me. now i eat what i want, stop when i'm full, and exercise when i feel like it. obviously i've put on a few pounds after leaving my silly diet behind but i'm much happier this way and so is the dane, now that he can enjoy normal meals with me. (:


the first half of the cookies came out very cake-like. either i didn't spread them out adequately (expecting them to do so on their own) or the oven wasn't hot enough. the latter half ended up nicely crisped but brown. oh well. at least both types of disappointment tasted delicious.



there was also a lot of chocolate filling left over! i can't understand why; it doesn't look like i was stingy with it. i hope my roommates can finish these milan cookies because after 3 i felt extremely sleepy and full. despite the recipe stating that 2 whole tablespoons of vanilla should be added, they've got just a hint of it and the zest in the chocolate adds only a whiff of lemon; perfect with a cup of coffee.


of course i had to make a special owl cookie for my dane. fairly sloppy but i hope he likes it. (:

12 kommentarer:

the writer sagde ...

I never saw eggwhites sold in the supermarket before. Where did you get those?

mina sagde ...

really? i saw them at fakta. they always carry them anyway but this week there is a sale. :D

Lisa Michelle sagde ...

Your Milans came out lovely, and I adore your little owl on top of the in the final photo - too cute! Great job all around!

Dharm sagde ...

Lovely! I like the owl at the end!

isabelle sagde ...

Your mallows looks absolutely delicious! They came out very well.
Love the owl, soo cute!

kristenly sagde ...

your cookies turned out beautiful! i especially love the little owl. well done.

Lauren sagde ...

Yum! Your cookies look amazing =D. I love the owl on the last one - adorable!!

Megan sagde ...

Cookies look tasty. I think you may have a branding identity with that owl. Folks, myself included, seem to like him.

I like the simple round shape of the milans...nice.

Sue Sparks sagde ...

I think your cookies turned out looking beautiful! I'm sure they taste great too! Love the owl:)

Kat^..^ sagde ...

your cookies look beautiful ... perfection. I agree about the Milan cookies and a cup of coffee. So elegant and indulgent

art and lemons sagde ...

Gorgeous milans, and the owl is so retro chic!

Angela sagde ...

I couldn't read the label, but those little "cups" were egg white?? How convenient!

Your cookies are lovely, and the owl is just too adorable.