cookie carnival :: february round-up!
it's round-up time! thanks to everyone for a GREAT turn-out for February.
february's cookies were in a word: delicious. i loved the flavors and textures in this cookie. so much, so that i made them TWICE. yes. once wasn't enough. and the funny thing is that both times they got inhaled so fast, that i never got a photo of them. but you can see the crumbs as my evidence of their realness.
the key to this cookie for me was in the baking time. if they baked a minute too long they got dry and crunchy. but if you time it right and take them out before they really seem done, then they are fudgy perfection. the recipe comes from Regan Daley's book In The Sweet Kitchen. just trust me and go get a copy now. you'll thank me later. i adore this book and cannot understand why she hasn't authored another one.
anyway, on to the round-up!
remember the photo appears ABOVE the blurb about the baker...if they sent me one, that is...
claire of Claire Loves Baking went all rum raisin, white chocolate on these bad boys! read her post here.
natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies made ice cream sandwiches with hers! oh! what a great idea. read her post here.
juliana of horneAndo Algo participated this month for the first time. read her post here. in Spanish!
sarah at Celestial Confections had this to say, "This is definitely a "grown-up" cookie with so much rich bittersweet chocolate." read the rest of her post here.
tami of Tami's Kichen Table Talk. read her post here.
amanda of Amanda's Cookin' chose to shake it up with some Craisins: "The flavor is unique, very chocolatey, a hint of toffee, tasty chocolate chips and an occasional chewy craisin makes these a really great cookie." read her post here.
cristine of Cooking with Cristine tried hers toffee-less. read her post here.
jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes puts it simply, "Try them, you won't be disappointed."
read her post here.
laura of This, That and A Whole Lot of Food has some good process pics up and more importantly, CUTE KITTENS! go here!
stacey at Simply Tasty changed the recipe ALL up! check out her post to see what she did with this recipe.
debbie at Let Them Eat Cake. . . and All Things Baked had this to say, " I am surprised to report that we enjoyed them the most totally cooled … you could really distinguish the individual flavors." i found the same to be true, but truly it was hard to wait til they cooled! read her (1st Cookie Carnival!) post here.
arika of My Yummy Life had this to say, "they were very Valentines Day appropriate. If cookies can be sexy, well, this one is a centerfold." i like the way she thinks. read the rest of her post here and you'll love her great process photos!
lesley of Cherub's Food and Craft had this to say: "it's a little tricky in Australia to get the dried cherries and toffee bits." read the rest of her post here.
carrie of Carrie's Sweet Life decided to omit the cherries and add white chocolate. read her post here to find out how that went!
giz at Equal Opportunity Kitchen had this to say, "My neighbours could smell them down the hall and came over to see what was in the oven and how soon they could have some." read the rest of her post here.
tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy had this to say, "These are excellent cookies – they have the perfect combination of fudginess with crispness." read the rest of her post here.
katy of Alphabet Soup joined up this month and had this to say, "I couldn't even wait for one to finish cooling down before taste-testing it, so the chocolate chunks were all warm and gooey in the middle. Yum!!" i couldn't agree more. read the rest of her post here.
jin of Smell and Taste are My Memory. read her post here.
julie of Someone's in the Kitchen, like me had to make a second batch. they were just that good. read her post here.
christine at Whimsical Bakery played along this month. read her post here. and while you are there, check out her awesome superbowl cake!
pam at Cookies with Boys not only baked up a bunch for her family, but also made a batch for inclusion into her Operation Baking Gals care package, which is an awesome thing to do. read her post here.