November 2012 Daring baker challenge was hosted by Peta of Peta Eats . Holiday season is the time for sharing and Peta shared a dozen cookies, some classics and some of her own, from all over the world with us.
Check out the challenge recipe here at The Daring Kitchen.
I baked these cookies along with a friend as a gift for a birthday party.They came out really nice. The pinwheel cookies are from the book ‘The Essential Baking Cookbook’
The gingerbread cookie dough turned out to be a bit tricky and I was not able to cut it into any shape. I think I rolled the dough too thin. Anyway, I didn’t waste much time worrying about the shape, I made small balls out of the dough and flattened them with the bottom of a glass. My son wanted to add a design and he came up with the lines with the fork.
They tasted good, so I am happy :)
The double chocolate sable cookies were really nice. They tasted better the next day than right out of the oven. I skipped the egg yolk in the recipe and added about two tablespoon of milk to moisten the dough. So crispy, so crunchy and so yummy – I will be making these again :)
I have made this refrigerator mocha-cocoa spiral cookies many times. This time we rolled them from the wrong side and the dough log was too thick by mistake. We got bigger cookies and lesser numbers. But then, who is complaining? They tasted absolutely great!
I always end up with some burnt cookies in the first batch. That is because I am not sure about the time or will be busy getting the next batch ready that I will forget about the batch in the oven. This time too, the tradition was upheld, but thankfully the numbers were minimal :D
I will update the recipes here later. This is the click of the gift hamper.
Thanks Peta for a fun challenge :) I loved baking these cookies. I am planning to try some of the other recipes later!