|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.
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: