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Sparkling Cocoa Cookie Recipe Review

Posted by Trish on January 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Happy New Year everyone!

Over the holidays, I went on a cook book/baking book haul.  One of the books were Desserts 4 Today by Abigail Johnson Dodge.  The book's speciality is the ability to pull together desserts using only 4 ingredients.

I tested their Sparkling Cocoa Drops recipe which consisted of flour, cocoa, sugar and butter.

The book also includes a list of additional add-ons and substitutions you can make to the recipe itself.  I chose to use brown sugar instead of white sugar as an option suggested by the author.

The results:

1. Cookies were visually unappealing.

2. Cookies were extremely dry.  Even J wouldn't eat them.

3. Cookies were bland even though the cocoa taste was too strong.

I believe the author's focus on having only 4 ingredients to make this cookie took away the recipe's potential to make a yummy and appealing cookie.  It really needed an egg amongst other things like vanilla.

I give this recipe:


Categories: Cookies, Reviews

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