Happy 30th recipe to me! It’s crazy, considering before I started this blog, I’d probably only baked 30 times in my entire life.
This time I made Chocolate Mint Wafers. Although this is in Martha’s “Holiday Cookies” section, I wanted them now.
Why? Well, these are basically Thin Mints and those snotty little Girl Scouts aren’t selling cookies this time of year!
I omitted the nonpareils for a less-Christmasy look.
Step 1 Oh wait, When I opened my cupboard to get out the supplies, I noticed it was flooded with a mystery brown liquid. Vanilla? Molasses? I couldn’t tell. Shannon, being such a good friend and assistant, got down and cleaned it all up! She deserves a medal.
I later remembered that I started the coffee pot without the carafe and it spilled everywhere. Mystery solved.
Oh, what’s that? THE MOTHER F’ING GLASS KITCHENAID BOWL! I’ve wanted it for a long time and finally bought it the other day at Fred Meyer. I love it.
I hate the way this looks.
This looks so cool.
This was difficult because sometimes it was too wet and sometimes it stuck. When it stuck, I had to peel the dough off the cup which caused imperfect cookies. I think it’s safe to assume those got eaten FIRST.
Step 8: Bake about 8 minutes.
Missed the pic here.
I used my double-boiler instead, because duh.
Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. This step was so time-consuming and loud.
Link to original recipe (I can’t find the recipe on her website!)
I got: 48 (that’s a crazy turn of events)
Start time: 10:40
End time: 12:40 (2 hours)
Martha’s estimated time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
What did I learn?
- The glass Kitchenaid bowl doesn’t need a guard because it’s taller than the steel bowl. (swoon)
- It is possible for humans to love appliances.
- Chocolate is annoying/messy to work with.
What do I need to learn?
- How often should I dip the glass in water to avoid sticking? Every cookie? Every other cookie?
- How do you get the cookie off the fork without creating fork marks?
These weren’t quite as crisp as Thin Mints, but they taste pretty damn good. I’m going to start selling these at work. Place your orders, people! $4 per box, just like the brats.
Willow isn’t a brat. She doesn’t like chocolate though.