Saturday, March 13, 2010

salvaged

I had a recipe for pecan nib cookies bookmarked for some time now.

Since the weather was bad on Tuesday, I decided to stay indoors and tried it.

I cut the recipe back because I didn't need 48 cookies around. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what I did wrong, but the dough came out to crumbs, I tried to press it together into a log, but it just fell apart.

After letting it rest in the refridge (part of the directions), the dough was still crumbly, so I pressed everything into a round baking pan and baked it according to the directions.

When it came out of the oven, it was still REALLY soft.

I tried to take it out of the pan, but it just crumbled.

In the end, I used a butter knife and cut it into triangles (like scones), then let it cool in the pan...I managed to salvage about 8 pieces like this. The rest were crumbs, which was nice on ice cream.

I liked the crunch from the nibs and pecans and the cookie was really, REALLY flaky.

I'll definitely try this again, so I can at least figure out what I did wrong.

12 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

They look delicious and i bet the crumbs were perfect with the ice cream. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Debinhawaii, the crumbs were good :) though I still want to know what I did wrong...

Take care.
Kat

Mikuru Hirai said...

When I bake, it happens to me most of the time... as long as they are edible and taste good... fine for me :)

K and S said...

Thanks Mikuru, that sounds like a good motto to follow :)

Take care.
Kat

jalna said...

Sure looks delicious anyway!

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna, it was good in the end :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Salvaging the edibles....a good sign of a very thrifty (and conscious) cook! Sounds like something that I would put on top of gelato too!

K and S said...

Thanks Rowena, this would have been nice on some gelato :)

Take care.
Kat

Jenster said...

Kat, was this basically a shortbread cookie with pecans added? If so, perhaps you need a certain amount of butter to keep the dough firm even when you reduce the rest of portions. Just a guess! Anyway, it still looks oishi.

K and S said...

Nah, I think if you reduce one ingredient, you need to reduce them all...I am kinda thinking that maybe I didn't cream the butter long enough Jenster, I want to try it again, maybe next week...

Take care.
Kat

Ruthie said...

Whenever my cookies are too dry, I add a bit of milk a tablespoon at a time until it's moist enough. They look tasty, even if they came out "wrong"!

K and S said...

Thanks for the tip Ruthie :) When I try this again, I hope I will not have to add milk to it.

Take care.
Kat