Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chocolate Springerles!

I've always wanted to make springerle cookies.  Those lovely carved wooden molds that originated from Germany make the most beautiful cookies.  The top one is called "Pomegranate Heart."

 But not being a big fan of licorice, and being a big fan of chocolate I went on a quest to make my own recipe.  The second one is called "Winter Scene."

 Here are a few of the results, although my camera doesn't capture the intricacies of the design as well as I would like... but I like the taste alot!  Another "Holiday."

Clockwise from left:
"Hearts", a scene from "Hansel and Gretel", "Winter Scene" and a heart with a bird or turkey.  My DH, who says that he doesn't like chocolate, has been eating these on the sly...

This last one is called "Holiday Celebration."

I made the cookies and glazed them with a chocolate glaze to make the design pop.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chocolate Turkey Day - A new Thanksgiving Tradition

It seems that every recipe around Thanksgiving has something to do with turkey, and this one is no exception.  Roast turkey, turkey tettrazini, turkey sandwiches, turkey soup.  Well how about Chocolate Turkeys?  Now this is something I think that most of us can get around.  I made this little fellow by microwaving chocolate chips with a few drops of vegetable oil, spooned it into a mold, and then popped him in the freezer for about 15 minutes.  Voila!  Chocolate turkeys.  I'm thinking  -  after dinner treat - sometime after the pies. I think I can find room.