Thursday, May 24, 2012

52 cookies :: week 20 :: chocolate wafers

52 cookies

week 20 and i'm feeling lazy! i actually did a search for "icebox cookie" and "food processor" (cookie dough in the food processor is such a cinch - another take-away from this endeavour.) apparently it paid off.

Homemade Chocolate Wafers
adapted from Alice Medrich's Pure Dessert
via the smitten kitchen

Makes 50 to 60 1 3/4-inch wafers

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
14 tbsp (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
3 tbsp whole milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, and baking soda in the bowl of food processor and pulse several times to mix thoroughly. Cut the butter into about 12 chunks and add them to the bowl. Pulse several times. Combine the milk and vanilla in a small cup. With the processor running, add the milk mixture and continue to process until the mixture clumps around the blade or the sides of the bowl. Transfer the dough to a large bowl or a cutting board and knead a few times to make sure it is evenly blended.

Form the dough into a log about 14 inches long and 1 3/4 inches in diameter. Wrap the log in wax paper or foil and refrigerate overnight.

Position the racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the baking sheets with silpat. Cut the log of dough into slices a scant 1/4-inch thick and place them one inch apart on the lined sheets. Bake, rotating the baking sheet from top to bottom and back to front about halfway through baking, for a total of 12 to 15 minutes. The cookies will puff up and deflate; they are done about 1 1/2 minutes after they deflate.

Cool the cookies on racks to cool completely. These cookies may be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks or be frozen for up to two months.

52 cookies

I see ice-cream sandwiches in our near future. And I plan on making these this weekend...

K: The cookie is nice and crunchy. I think it is one of the best cookies you ever made. The flavor is nice and chocolaty. The crunchiness gives the cookie a nice big chocolaty taste.

E: Mmmm, good dippin' cookies. Excellent with ice cream. They are good because they are absorbent. Yum!

D: Wow. I think this is your best cookie yet. Simple, crispy, thin, dense cocoa flavor. EAT THIS WITH ICE CREAM. You will love it. OMG. If you don't like this cookie I'll give you $100.


Anonymous said...

I want to clarify for all the Canadians reading this that the $100 will be in U.S. currency.sorry. Btw thanks Uncle D for the fantastic hockey players.
See you in the snow.

Anonymous said...

further clarification. You have to try the cookies first.