Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My 12 Days of Cookies - Day 2

Every year the Food Network features 12 Days of Cookies. If you sign up here you can receive a new cookie recipe in your inbox each day.

Some of them look pretty good and some of them are not my style. This year I decided to do my own version of 12 Days of Cookies. Feel feel to join me in this challenge and make your own 12 cookie recipes (one each day).

Hot Maine Mudslides with Chocolate Biscotti
from Everyday with Rachael Ray December 2008-January 2009

1 stick (4 ounces) butter
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup cocoa nibs (optional) *I used semi-sweet chocolate chips because I don't know what cocoa nibs are
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 cups brewed coffee
1 1/4 cups store-bought chocolate syrup
1 cup Irish cream liqueur, such as Bailey's
3/4 cup vodka
1 1/2 cups sweetened whipped cream *I omitted this

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar, then mix in the eggs. On low speed, mix in the flour, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs (if using), baking powder and salt. Transfer the cookie dough to a greased cookie sheet and shape into a 1-by-5-by-6-inch log. Bake for 20 minutes; let cool for 20 minutes. Leave the oven on.
2. On a work surface, using a serrated knife, cut the log crosswise into 12 slices. Ret
urn the slices to the baking sheet, cut side down, and bake until firm, about 15 minutes. Let the biscotti cool completely on the pan.
3. In a large saucepan, heat the coffee, chocolate syrup, liqueur and vodka over medium heat. Pour into mugs, top with the whipped cream and serve with the biscotti.

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