Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies

Soft Oatmeal Cookies with Craisins and White Chocolate Chips

The only problem with this recipe, is that I cannot stop eating them. I make them one day, and by morning they're gone. Each cookie has it's own unique flavor depending on what proportion of craisins and white chocolate end up in it. The thick little gobs are soft and gooey in the middle with slightly crisp edges which makes for a delicious texture when you taste them. Cinnamon and white chocolate is one of my favorite combinations, but with the hints of fruit it becomes irresistible.

This recipe was fantastic just as it was, but I decided to add one cup of white chocolate chips and one cup craisins. Be sure to make the dough balls the size of a walnut. When they get closer to golf ball sized, they either don't cook all the way through or they get to dark. Walnut sized makes 'em just right. There is also no need to flatten the cookies with a fork, if you leave them in little balls, you'll get a thicker and chewier cookie.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Truffles


These truffles are tasty. My mouth waters just thinking about them! They had a rich chocolate taste and the surprise of a whole raspberry inside. The recipe is simple and extremely easy to follow. Everyone who tried them, loved them. For someone who has never made truffles before, I was completely shocked at how easy it was. Now, the problem is knowing how easy they are to make.

The recipe calls for 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, I reduced it to one tablespoon and it was still too much. Next time I make the recipe (which will be tonight already!), I will only use one teaspoon of the unsweetened cocoa powder.
The ganache was also a bit runny when I first melted the chocolate. So, I waited a few minutes until it thickened up a bit. This also allowed for a thicker layer of chocolate around the raspberry.
My last recommendation would be to keep them in the refrigerator. The chocolate ganache gets a little gooey at room temperature.