So – just gonna put this out there – I think I might have trumped the creator on my first shot out of the gate.
This is one of the treats I was able to sample while at BabyCakes NYC and I sure thought they were delish. However, I’m more of a chubby/chewy/hearty cookie person and BabyCakes makes them more flat. This probably assists them in making their delectable cookie sandwiches, which I have not yet attempted and at which my chubby little cookies might miserably fail. But on their own, I think mine won. I’m just sayin.
That said, I may have been a little too ambitious for the first shot as well. The book suggests throwing mint in these little guys to create a healthier, vegan competitor to Girl Scout Thin Mints. As a lover of Thin Mints but a hater of the guilt that comes with consuming an entire sleeve (or two) of the discs in one sitting, I was all about that idea. So I threw in some minced fresh mint leaves while mixing the dough. It wasn’t necessarily bad, but apparently I completely underestimated the amount of mint this would take as you couldn’t really taste the mint at all in the finished product.
Despite the unmintyness of it all, I found them yummy. A totally delectable and rich chewy chocolateness – just about perfect! (Spell check is telling me two of the words in that paragraph aren’t really words… how dare they?)
The flaxseed meal adds a rich nuttiness, but it also looks like you ground a little bit of alfalfa into an otherwise perfect cookie. Don’t mind the little hayseed looking specs. I swear, they were delicious!
Next time… no mint. Or at least extract instead of minced leaves. And maybe a frosting of some kind. Oh, the possibilities!
Also, I will try to get better at photos. I’m generally too lazy to get out a real camera when my wonder-working iPhone is just so handy. But the quality is somewhat lacking so I’ll work on it. It’s just hard to worry about photography when samples are waiting!