Hands down… hardest cookies to take pictures of ever. In fact, I was so unhappy with the first round that I made them twice just so I could take another set of pictures. And I still wasn’t happy with ‘em. (And I refuse to believe it’s the photographer.)
The cookies on the other hand… amazing. Light and crispy and buttery and sweet and you should make them immediately.
They were incredibly easy to make. Mix a few basic ingredients (which you probably already have on hand) in a saucepan on the stove. Then drop by the teaspoon onto a baking sheet and bake for five minutes.
Please do not underestimate the incredible expanding capabilities of these seemingly harmless cookies. If you use too much dough (dough? batter? whatever) you will pull out of the oven one giant cookie that is in the process of swallowing your baking sheet whole.
And, for the love of God, do not leave your cookies to cool on top of the stove where you accidentally left the burner on because you’ll soon find yourself wondering what’s burning and then realize that you just destroyed a batch of cookies (but at least you didn’t burn down the house, ‘cause that’d be a hell of a lecture to endure). (Not that this has ever happened to me.)
Oh, and did I mention…
Why? Because I made them and they were gorgeous and the bokeh was too fantastic to resist. If you haven’t made cake pops yet… WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
*I’m sorry, I just can’t call them “cake balls” anymore. (Even though that’s clearly what they are.)
I can't call them cake balls either. I call them cake bites. Your cake bites look absolutely wonderful!And the Florentines...I think I'm going to have to try them! They look delicious!ReplyDelete
LOL I call them cake bites, too! Yours are gorgeous - how did you get the drizzles so perfect?btw, thanks for your comment on my blog. means a lot, but I think you know that. :)ReplyDelete
Yay! Your baking shots are back! Stephanie, you could easily shoot for a food magazine. These shots are amazing! Dare I say, better than PW's? Yes! That bokeh is so beautiful, it makes me want to...ummm...eat. Lots of Florentines and cake pops. Now.ReplyDelete
Those are my favorite cookies. I'm coming over. :)ReplyDelete
TheresaG, thank you. I think "cake bites" is perfect! Thanks, Violet! The trick is a firm grip on the bag, a steady hand and quick even motions back and forth. anonymous, the recipe for the Florentines can be found here. And the cake bites can be found here.Gayle, I love you for saying that! (Even though it is totally not true.)Mom... um... I think I'm busy.ReplyDelete
Look at all that chocolate! Your cookies and balls :-) look divine!The last two pictures make me want to lick my computer screen.ReplyDelete
I want to eat them immediately.BUt I'm not such a baking pro.ReplyDelete
I love these cookies! I am going to try to make them.ReplyDelete
Any recipes? I'll give them a go this weekend, but I need the instrucciones.Especially for the cake ball pop things. Those look delicious!ReplyDelete
I'm going to pour a glass of cold milk and read this post again. I used to work in advertising and these are serious money shots. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Scuse me while I wip off the keyboard...Ok done! Those looks so good I need the recipe though. :)ReplyDelete
Must. Have. Cakeball. Recipe. NOW.ReplyDelete