Tuesdays with Dorie: Cafe Volcano Cookies

2009 12 05_Cafe Volcano Cookies volcano cookies on white plate post pic.jpgT here are two kinds of cookie-eaters in the world.  One likes to eat a whole cookie in one–maybe two bites. (My husband)  The other takes small bites, savoring every morsel.  I like to nibble (a la Angela of The Office) like a little mouse and make it last as lo-o-o-o-n-g as possible.

Cafe Volcano cookies are for the first kind.  One bite and the meringue cookie filled with nuts disintegrates in to a million little crumbs and pieces. Delicious, crackly, melt-in-your-mouth pieces. But they are all over everywhere if you aren’t careful.  My cookies, pictured here, were a little too big for one bite, hence, the mess.

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We loved these dipped in chocolate. My husband suggested I just go ahead and dip the whole cookie in chocolate next time.  I’ll take it under consideration.

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If you aren’t into squirrel food, Cafe Volcano cookies won’t be your favorites.
They are for nut lovers.  I substituted pecans for walnuts and toasted them in the microwave to save time.
 
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Visit Macduff at the Lonely Sidecar to get the recipe for these very easy cookies.

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Margot December 17, 2009 at 1:03 am

Your photos are amazing, such pretty staging! The cookies look super-good dipped in chocolate.

Susan December 16, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Those look so good dipped in chocolate. I made my second batch with pecans (and hazelnuts) and they were great!

steph (whisk/spoon) December 16, 2009 at 4:40 pm

guess i was a squirrel in a past life– i liked these a lot! would have loved them more if i’d given them a chocolate dip like you did!

Mimi December 15, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Paula,
Nice job on the cookies. I agree with your husband on the total dip.
Mimi

mike December 15, 2009 at 11:00 pm

The first dipped ones I’ve seen. LOVE LOVE them! They look absolutely wonderful – now I’m wishing I was a dipper!

Jules December 15, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Mmmm. I can see making these bite sized with chocolate on the bottom. Mmmm.

Jill December 15, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I try to nibble but I just can’t! These look so great dipped in chocolate; I think I need to try that next time.

Your blue dishes are beautiful!

Kayte December 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm

We loved these cookies as well…the guys inhaled them as a matter of fact and want more! I think they would like these dipped in chocolate, too. Need to make some more and dip them for them…wouldn’t they look nice on the cookie tray Christmas as well? Thanks for the idea…yours look lovely.

Katrina December 15, 2009 at 11:32 am

Love their chocolate bath! I should have done that because we just thought these were okay, and way too crumbly. Chocolate helps with everything, right!
P.S. I always “cheat” and toast my nuts in the microwave, too! 😉

Nina December 15, 2009 at 7:40 am

Paula, your cookies look fantastic! Chocolate dipped sounds perfect! Great idea!

Clivia December 15, 2009 at 7:21 am

Love the idea of dipping them in chocolate. They look so pretty!

Cakelaw December 15, 2009 at 4:52 am

Chocolate dipped volcanoes – yum!!

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