Tuesday, June 28, 2011

TWD—Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies—My Way

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Tuesdays With Dorie is here again.  I haven’t mentioned it for a while, but I’m really glad to be in this group making and baking so many yummy things, a lot of recipes I never would have tried.  There are some great recipes in Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking From My Home To Yours.  We’re actually coming down the home stretch here in the group having almost made every recipe in the book!  I think I’ll be sad when it’s over, but then maybe I’ll be able to pick back up on the French Fridays With Dorie group cooking and baking along with her latest book Around My French Table.

This week we baked up some Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies that were chosen by Spike from Spike Bakes.   Dorie mentioned that the cookies were thin and plain.  And by the title, we knew they were soft and cakey.  I didn’t really want thin soft (i.e. breakable) cookies.  So I made a few adjustments, mostly since I think some of my baking is affected by being in a higher altitude here in Utah.  I only baked 1/4 of the recipe and I changed the amount of flour and sugar (a little more flour and a little less sugar) so the cookies would be thicker.  I left out the spices and currants and I used a dark cocoa in the cookie dough.  I had in mind the type of cookies like whoopie pies.  I baked up the first sheet and was happy with the way they turned out!

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Making 1/4 of the recipe I got about 15 cookies.  With most of them, I made a quick filling and made sandwich cookies.  For the filling, I just stirred together some marshmallow creme and Nutella.  That was good stuff!  I also made one cookie with just Nutella  in the middle. 

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I’m glad I made these and I’m glad I only made a small amount of the recipe.  I tasted one of the sandwich cookies and they were good.  I quickly let the boys eat the rest of them!

DSCF5718 Taylor has decided to give origami a try.  We got him a book with a bunch of different fairly simple animals and things to fold into shape.  (Thanks for sending it, Mom!)  For a first attempt he we made a swan and a pig.

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20 comments:

Lisa said...

Looks like he's got a knack for origami. When I try to make anything, I'm all thumbs. Those are some good looking cookies. I think your way is much better too.

bakingblonde said...

Those look like the Fudge Round cookies I used to LOVE as a teenager, my dad would get me one after every youth group meeting!
Yours look much better though! :)

Lisa Ernst said...

When I see something chocolate on your blog I get excited! I probably wouldn't make this particular recipe even though it looks great and your changes are also what I would do. Naturally I would want something fudgier!:-)

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

They look so good! I'm pretty sure I'd like your version even more than the original. :)

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

A woman after my own heart! Those whoopie pies look amazing, Katrina! :)

Granny J said...

Taylor & Mom, the origami animals are darling!! I want a pig!! Please send right away. What else can Taylor make? The cookies looked lucious for your Dad. You know me and chocolate! Love you...MOM and Gram

Gourmified said...

Drooling over your nutella centers. YUM!

Nicole said...

Mine weren't very flat at all. I made cinnamon-marshmallow fluff filling which was really good. I bet the ones with Nutella were great!

spike. said...

love all of your fillings! Such a fun recipe to play around with

Jennifurla said...

woah, these are so decadent and nice!

Kayte said...

Okay, you win this week (oh, alright, you win almost every week, I admit it), both in cookies and kid photos...is that doggie cuter than any doggie has a right to be or what?

Flourchild said...

OMGosh...love them..you are killing me over here:))

Criollobylisa said...

Wish I did a small batch. These were so so....

Baking Ribbons said...

I'll bet these would be good with a chocolate malt buttercream filling! The marshmellow nutella filling reminds me of it.

Anna said...

Now I'm craving Whoopie Pies.

Amber Marie said...

Wow, the dark cocoa makes them look so rich!

TeaLady said...

Beautifully dark with the dark chocolate. Nice change.

Love origami. Cannot do it, but love it!!

thecookieboss said...

Hello! I'm new around here in the blogging world and I just so happened to stumble upon your blog. Glad I did!
Also, those cookies look great! I actually made some brownies earlier today and I also used sour cream. I only did because it was fat-free and had 10 calories per tablespoon. But the brownies were great!

jillbert said...

Marshmallow cream and Nutella sounds like a wonderful filling! I didn't get to these, but they look great as sandwich cookies.

Jen said...

I love cookies made with sour cream. I have a great recipe for sour cream sugar cookies that is a neighborhood favorite.
These cookies look similar to another recipe I've tried using buttermilk. Do you use buttermilk much?
Thanks for the great post... I think I may try your version soon!