Teen Martha Bakes

Posted by Brette in Food

Out of the oven

There’s always been an enthusiastic response in the past when Teen Martha baked for the blog. She was at it again. This time she needed to make cookies to take to the National Honor Society induction ceremony. She’s a member and the induction is for juniors. They have a little reception afterwards for new members and parents where they have cookies and punch. I handed her December Living, December Everyday Food and the special issue Martha Stewart’s Holiday Sweets to look through. She choose Chocolate Mint Wafers on page 53 of the special Holiday Sweets issue.

She mixed up the cookie dough and was worried because it was crumbly. She refrigerated it and then formed it into wafers. As you can see, they didn’t look very pretty. The method for this cookie is to make the dough into balls, then flatten then with the bottom of a glass. Teen Martha was not pleased with the outcome of this.

Once the chocolate wafers were cool, she melted chocolate with peppermint extract in the microwave and dunked the cookies. She had a little trouble getting the cookies covered with the chocolate without losing them in the bowl, but did get the job done. She decorated them with little gold balls.

Neither of us is giving this one a thumbs up. Teen Martha felt they were not minty enough. I tasted mint, but they were hard as rocks – almost impossible to bite into. This wasn’t a winner.

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