Chewy Maple Almondbutter Cookies - AMAZING!
That's the short version. The longer version goes something like this..
So I'm currently on vacation in the States and being the foodie that I am, I have to try as many things as possible, so I ended up with this Raw Maple Almondbutter that I planned on using on my morning oats, yoghurt etc. but it turned out that Raw Maple Almondbutter isn't near as exciting as it sounds. Compared to peanutbutter it is really bland actually. So what do I do? I can't just toss it, no way! So off to one of my foodie websites I went for inspiration and using a peanutbutter cookie recipe I created this one and who would have thought. Bland Raw Maple Almondbutter is actually not so bland in cookies. These cookies turned out so nice and chewy. Halfway between Maple Almondbutter cookie dough and Maple Almondbutter cookies. I like to say that, can you tell? So here they are: Chewy nommy Maple Almondbutter Cookies!
Chewy Maple Almondbutter Cookies
0.4 Cup Raw Maple Almondbutter
1/2 to 2/3 stick of butter(or about 75g)
0.45 Cup White Granulated Sugar
0.45 Cup Light Brown Sugar(Muscovado sugar)
100g about chocolate(coarsly chopped or chocolate chips - I eyeballed it)
1 Cup White All Purpose Flour
2 tsp vanilla extract(imitation works just fine)
1/2 tsp baking soda
Whit a handmixer(or whatever you like to use) whisk butter, Raw Maple Almondbutter, Sugar and Light Brown sugar until soft and well incorporated.
Add the egg and mix until incorporated.
Add the chocolate, flour, vanilla and bakingsoda until just combined.
Form the batter into 2-3 turds the length of your baking tray and flatten them to no more than 1/2 an inch thick.
Bake at 400F for 8-10 minutes depending on how chewy you like them. They're done when the edges begin to brown.
Let the long flat turds of cookies cool for a little while(but not cool completely) and then cut them crosswise like in the picture.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
I have been making alot of cakes lately. First the graduation cakes, then another cake for a birthday. It was alot of work, but oh so fun. I really can sit all day and just fiddle with details. It's both stressful and relaxing at the same time. :p Here's a picture of the last cake that I made. It's a very simple and easy to make cake and cake decoration, but still pretty good looking if I may say so myself. ;p
I really enjoyed having time to pay attention to the little details. Much different than producing several identical cake in a short time. Both is fun and rewarding in their own ways though.