Let's call this one "Nana's disaster"....
Somewhere between chopping the chocolate morsels, which ended
up all over the kitchen, and hitting the high button on the mixer
after the last bit of flour mixture was added, I should have stopped.
I could not make the dough stick together and I
thought the recipe was missing an ingredient.
After a quick call to Tricia (who suggested I check other recipes
on the Internet) - I "googled" a few.
I did notice that confectionery sugar was being used rather than
regular. Also, egg whites were added to the butter and sugar mix.
I decided to go with the addition of the egg white and that
seemed to do the job, so I chilled the dough overnight.
Instead of the decorating sugar I used raw sugar purchased at
Costco.... which will last me FOREVER.
Hubby and I did not care for these cookies at all, however,
I don't know if it was my fault or the fault of the recipe.
I will admit the taste of the chocolate was a bit overpowering to me.
After Hubby did the usual taste test, which did not go well,
I called Tricia and asked if she would like to sample them. Surprisingly,
she and #2 son liked them. At least the effort was not totally a waste.
I am anxious to see how the rest of the Doristas made out on this recipe.
One of the nice additions to doing FFWD is that I finally learned
how to type french accents on the computer.
My contribution for this week was not only to suggest Nana
"Google" (yup, I was some big help - huh) when she tried the
recipe way ahead of me.....but also to make sure
I ate basically the entire batch SHE made. Fabulous with coffee.
I loved these so much that I will absolutely make them myself,
(esp since Nana has all that Costco sugar left :)
but unfortunately schedules conspired against FFWD this week.
I do want to make sure to put in my plug for these cookies because
I thought they were off the charts spectacular. Not sure why
they didn't go over so well at Nana's but I am not complaining.
And these were far from a "disaster" Nana :)
Thanks Nana.......and Dorie !