“If cookies be the food of love…munch on”
Dame Judi Dench
“Can you make some cookies tomorrow?” asked Mr PAB one evening. He often has long working hours, and travels more than before now, so likes to carry a ‘taste of home‘ with him. Was going to bake him some Wholewheat Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies or maybe sugar cookies. Then I saw that Abby Dodge had posted the August #baketogether round up for the Summer Fruit Cake with the September challenge – cookies. Double Chocolate Mousse Cookies it was destined to be!
Abby said, “I’ve tweeted, I’ve listened and I’ve decided it must be COOKIES!
Everyone loves cookies, right? I’ve brought along my little blue friend if you need convincing…you know I’ve got his vote, right? I offer up September’s #BakeTogether recipe! One bite of this cookie and filling is all you’ll need to help you assuage the burden of #Irene.. or whatever else ails you.”
How true her words were. One bite ensured cookie happiness, though for the first time in years I struggled with the consistency of the dough. This was not ‘cookie dough‘ as I normally make; this was a thick mousse-y dough. I reread and checked the recipe several times. Didn’t look like I had missed a step but I had this thick lava like dough. It gave me jitters, the sort you get while waiting for feet in macarons!I figured I would get pancakes with the dough so added another 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour. The dough was better, still not firm enough, but with the name Double Chocolate Mousse Cookies, I figured this is how it was probably meant to be.
I did a small test bake with 3 bits and much to my relief they held their shape well! Hope you enjoy my take on Abby’s Double Chocolate Mousse Cookies. I substituted some plain flour with whole wheat flour to make them a bit healthier. The first round of cookies were cakey, softish, chewy, very very chocolaty … and a big hit at home!We enjoyed them sans filling but they were a tad soft to accompany Mr PAB on his journey, so I made some dough for the Wholewheat Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies. Then an idea struck me, and I popped a teeny ball of the wholewheat oat chocolate chip cookie dough in the center of some the mousse-y cookies and baked them again for 8-10 minutes. I double baked a few sans filling and later filled them with the bittersweet chocolate filling as below. Perfect! The second time around they weren’t softish thanks to the double bake and looked pretty too. A few double baked ones were lavished with the bittersweet chocolate filling. Double yum!! Those were equally delicious too, if not more, and devoured by cookie monsters that infest our home! One hopeful cookie monster was left looking on … “crumbless‘!! Poor little Coco … she’s my little shadow who lives in eternal hope of a cookie or two!
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Before I go I need to thank the very sweet Jehanna @ The Cooking Doctor for David Lebovitzs ‘The Perfect Scoop‘ that I won at her giveaway. It’s a book I have longed to own. There was also a ‘surprise’ package of coffee. As Jehanna says “Remember, your winning giveaway entry was coffee ice-cream, so to ‘commemorate’ that, I thought I’d include my most, most fav coffee so you can try it out for the ice-cream. I hope you like it, and cant wait for your ice-cream post“. This book is an ice cream Bible in every way, and paired with Davids style of writing and sense of humour, it keeps you hooked on to every word he writes. It’s virtually a ‘chilling’ entertainer’!Also thanks due to the good folk at ADF Soul Foods who sent me this HUGE gift hamper filled with delicious ready to eat Indian gourmet food. Even though we hardly ever eat prepackaged food at home, we’ve tried a few of them from ADF, and I have to say they are quite delicious. With no artificial preservatives and no trans fats, the ‘Just Heat & Eat‘ range, all natural and a 100% vegetarian, is ready to eat in two minutes.
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