What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
Welcome back to Tempting Tidbit Trials, the feature where I try some of the recipes that I’ve featured on Temptation Tuesdays. This particular recipe was featured last week. It was billed as the perfect cookie base, useful for any cookie recipe. That’s something that sounded super attractive, so I decided to make it right away. Plus I had a bunch of leftover chocolate from the Bakemasters night, and a church event that was begging for cookies. As always, I’ll give you the original recipe with my adaptations and comments in teal. Enjoy =)
It started pretty simply – creaming butter and sugars, then eggs and vanilla. Next it was time to add the dry ingredients. Once that was all folded in the dough was super dry. I could hardly get it to come together. So I added a big scoop of yoghurt and then it was perfect! I put in my add-ins and scooped out the dough. It was hard to keep my hands off it. This recipe definitely passed the dough taste test =p (wink wink)
They came out great – beautiful little cookies, with a rich caramel taste. I made 4 different kinds. One of them I’m saving for later, but the others I’m excited to share. The first kind is caramel egg stuffed cookies. I took a tiny bit of dough, flattened it out, and then wrapped it around a frozen chocolate caramel egg. That’ll be a fun surprise for whoever picks it out of the box =) The next one is Daim & White Chocolate Speculoos Cookies. I had milk chocolate and Daim eggs and white chocolate speculoos eggs left over from the Bakemasters Easter Egg Extravaganza. I chopped up all that was left and mixed it into the dough. It smells delicious! Inspired by Mrs Fields, I made these cookie sandwiches – two of the above cookie over stuffed with some serious frosting. These I’m saving for a special occasion.
All in all, I’m calling the Perfect Cookie Base a big success!
I have a feeling this is going to become my go-to recipe. I really like the addition of corn starch. The taste is incredible. Unlike other thick doughs I’ve tried this one spread out nicely, but not too much. This is a really versatile recipe that I heartily recommend!