Our first recipe from Martha’s new book was a success. I didn’t have a hand in its preparation however, only the taste testing. This recipe gets my vote. Ben and I are always fighting over what to have for dessert. He likes chocolatey things and I don’t. I like fruit desserts and he doesn’t. This cookies bridges the gap pretty nicely. It doesn’t fall into the traps of the usual suspects that I don’t like for dessert that are too rich, goopy, heavy handed with the chocolate or god forbid involving ice cream (unless it’s homemade I suppose). I was really happy with how these turned out and even happier that Ben found the dutch process cocoa even though the regular cocoa was at the front of the cabinet. I am very impressed by his performance.
You can find the recipe for these cookies on her site. We used our regular little cookie scoop and cut the baking time down to ten minutes which seemed about right. We baked them in the toaster oven which is how we usually bake up cookies. Just enough to eat in one sitting at a time. We got a little quarter sheet pan and tiny silpat just for this purpose and it works perfectly. I don’t know how I survived for so long with a tiny little toaster oven. I’ll never go back.