This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Jessica of My Baking Heart: Chocolate Spice Quickies. Dorie calls these "sophisticated little rounds" that are "mildly spiced, slightly chewy, almond-flecked chocolate cookies."
After reading in the P&Q that these Chocolate Spice Quickies were a little lacking in the spice department, I decided to double the spices. I added 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, as well as a few pinches of cloves and nutmeg. I also used unblanched almonds (instead of blanched almonds), simply because I was in a rush.
These cookies were easy to put together. They were in the oven for exactly 7 minutes before they were done baking. They were delicate, sweet, nutty, and chocolately with just a hint of spice. I can see how others would have trouble tasting the spice if there was only 1/8 teaspoon of spice in the dough. I don't think it really mattered that I didn't blanch the almonds, so feel free to skip that step too, if you make these cookies.
I like Dorie's suggestion of making ice cream sandwiches with these cookies, and definitely need to get my hands on some ice cream for the cookies that are remaining! As far as chocolate cookies go, these were good, but I'm not a big chocolate cookie kind of gal and my favorite chocolate cookies are still the World Peace Cookies and Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops :)
Thanks Jessica, for hosting this week. If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you check out the TWD Blogroll, to see how everyone else enjoyed these chocolately treats!