Monday, July 27, 2009

July Cookies

The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.

I did this month's challenge with my sister, the fabulous Mary at Shazam in the Kitchen. She and I worked very hard on both sets of cookies. We decided that they weren't exactly difficult, but they were time-consuming.

These are the Milan cookies, which were good, but not actually as good as a bag of storebought ones and a whole lot more work.

And these are the chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies, which were a TON of work and which I might have liked more if I liked marshmallows more.

I'm glad I did the challenge. I'd never done anything like this before, and, like all the Daring Bakers' challenges, they made me unafraid of cookie recipes and ready to try some new techniques. Plus, I got to spend some time cooking with my big sister, which was awesome.

Check out the other Daring Bakers.