Alex won second place in the Girl Scout Bakeoff yesterday and was very happy with the results. We worked on this for about a month before deciding which recipe we wanted to use. Here's the list of rejects:
Potato Chip Cookies~ I loved these, (Eden's recipe), but Alex didn't like the texture.
Mexican Wedding Cakes~ We love them, but thought they might be too boring.
Mexican Wedding Cakes with crystallized ginger~ the ginger didn't make these any more exciting.
Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cakes~ the cocoa made them slightly bitter.
Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cakes with extra sugar~ We were sick of wedding cakes at this point.
Brandy Snaps~ it was a humid day and the snaps turned soggy.
Molasses Cookie~ too... Christmas-ish
Triple Chocolate Cookies (made with semi-sweet and milk chocolate)~ now we're getting somewhere.
Banana chocolate chip~ Alex turned her nose at these.
S'more bars~ we ended up wanting to keep these for ourselves.
Triple Chocolate (made with bittersweet and white chocolate). Yes.
My friend, Patti, said they each look like Mr. Bill. Oh nooooo!
Here's the recipe, which we adapted from Ellie Krieger's recipe on The Food Network:
Triple Chocolate Cookies
Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup canola oil 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed) 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional 1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mash together the butter and sugars with a fork until well combined. Add the oil and egg and beat until creamy. Mix in the vanilla.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and mix well. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.