Tuesday, 4 January 2011

TWD: Midnight Crackles


Regular readers of my blog know that I don't get along very well with chocolatey pastries and I'm also quite sure that it will never be my BFF. So out of the four TWD recipes chosen for the month of January, midnight crackles is at the top of my "not-to-bake" list as I know that I won't like it. But when I opened my Google Reader this morning and saw Laurie's post about TWD having its 3rd anniversary, I got up from the sofa and headed straight for the kitchen. And in 2 hours time, I had 1/4 batch of freshly baked cookies in front of me. So why did I change my mind? Well, I've been taking part in TWD for almost 3 years, and so I see no reason why I should miss out on participating on its anniversary day!

Rich and strong with chocolate flavour, these midnight crackles would serve as a perfect snack for die-hard chocolate fans, but it's just too chocolatey for me. So if I were to bake these cookies again, I'd definitely add some nuts or dried fruits so as to distract myself from the overpowering chocolate flavour.

If you want to try making midnight crackles, recipe can be found here.

14 Comments:

chocolatechic said...

You could also make it with white chocolate, or make it like a blondie.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious looking! Those pretty cookies would not last long at my place.

Cheers,

Rosa

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Glad you decided to make them! That photo is gorgeous, too! :)

Pamela said...

Once again...what a pretty picture!!

Tia said...

beautiful presentation! great job and happy 2011 :)

Three-Cookies said...

Excellent picture. I make chocolate crinkles without chocolate (just cocoa powder) and they are yum. These 'double chocolate' midnight crankles would be super yum! And they disappear at lightning speed! Why are they called midnight crackles?

grub said...

haha i love chocolate, this would be perfect :D

Flourchild said...

Your picture is stunning! i loved these cookies too and I will be making them again soon!!

Elin said...

Piggy...I love anything chocolatey and I am glad you share it with us even though you are not a fan of chocolate :) Happy 2011 to you and looking forward to more recipe sharing with you :)

daphne said...

they look sooo tempting and lovely. Perfect little morsels

Little Corner of Mine said...

Choc. cookies with a glass of milk, sounds perfection to me.

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

They do look deep, dark and chocolatey! If too strong for you, try using a milk chocolate instead of dark (reduce the sugar too as dark choc is bitter) and swap the cocoa powder for plain flour. The addition of fruit/nuts sound nice.

Good on you to bake even though you don't enjoy it!

Irmina Díaz-Frois Martín said...

Delicious cookies!!

edith said...

Be it your BFF or not, you always make them looks irresistable. Now are you bringing home a batch for me soon?