Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TWD - Cafe Volcano Cookies


If recipe you double,
all you'll bake is trouble.

Clivia's words to bake by. And I forgot them. "Oh, it's just nuts. Just egg whites." What could happen?

So, I haphazardly tossed approximately two cups of egg white into a heap of nuts and then didn't add much sugar because I did't want them too sweet. My volcano batter became runny as lava. Not something that would in any way form a cookie.

To salvage my two precious cups of egg white, I poured everything into my mini-muffin tins.

Amazingly, these turned out delicious! Nutty, chewy, a little chocolately on top. I'm very happy. I added two tablespoons of espresso powder, but couldn't taste it at all. If I were going to do them again, I would add some almond extract to bring out the flavour.

Thanks to MacDuff of Lonely Sidecar for choosing this recipe. Please check out her blog for the complete recipe. Seasons Greetings Everyone!

23 comments:

  1. WOW! These look delicious! Nice work, Clivia!!!!! (And a nice save by making them in the muffin tins!)

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  2. They look nice..I like the chocolate!

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  3. You are quite creative. I love your little poem at the beginning. I shall memorize it. Nice save.

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  4. How smart! Love how they came out, very cool!

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  5. Very interesting save! Glad they came out for you.

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  6. Ooh, LOVE the little cups of cookie. And I love the chocolate on top. I thought these needed a little more something. Great save of the TWO cups of egg whites! And the almonds with almond extract sounds great, too. I've grown to love almond extract!

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  7. LOL...love hearing about your adventures in the kitchen. They look great, and that idea with the tree is very cute. I only made half a batch as I wasn't sure that they would go over as my guys can be a little "iffy" on nuts IN things, and I should have made a double, triple batch. There are none left...they were inhaled and I didn't even get my picture of Matt taste-testing for the blog as his Godmother loves that each week. They were gone!

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  8. Way to go!! What a great save. I love your idea of adding some almond extract to perk up the nutty flavor a bit (but I love almond extract in just about everything).

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  9. Your mini-muffin version looks great! The chocolate on top looks even better!

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  10. way to roll with it! They look good- esp with the chocolate on top

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  11. Well - at least yours look good. Mine were a disaster.

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  12. Nice save! They look really great!

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  13. Clivia, your muffin/cookies look great! Love the chocolate on top! I am making round two of these right now and trying them with cocoa powder this time.

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  14. Oh, wow, I love the way that these cookies look baked in the muffin cups. You actually made these cookies somewhat pretty! That's huge!! Mine were so unattractive.

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  15. Clivia I'm afraid I erased my message... well I like your poen and the muffins idea ,ciao !

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  16. Your cookies look so cute! Me likey!

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  17. Oh my, you're so daring... making a double batch the first time through! Glad they turned out to your liking. They were a big surprise all around.

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  18. The poem is delightful and the chocolate is a nice touch.
    Mimi

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  19. I'm very impressed by your resourcefulness! Way to make these work :) Mine were a bit of a disaster but it seems that a lot of people really liked these.

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  20. What an ingenious solution to runny batter, hopefully I'll remember it when I have a crisis some day! The cookies look fantastic with the chocolate drizzle.

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  21. What a great save! Love the chocolate on top...

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  22. What a great idea to make them into nutty muffins. And chocolate on top. Genius!!! Maybe next time I will try your mistake.

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  23. Brilliant save! You created a new recipe...so cool. And I love how you made them into a wreath!

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