Teen Martha BakesPosted by in Food
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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Oh dear! How very disappointing 🙁
I guess you could form them into a long rectangle and call them chocolate covered biscotti instead. I do enjoy reading about teen Martha. I sounds like such a sweet experience to have her in the kitchen with you.
I bet her friends will enjoy them anyway. Will there be milk? Hard cookies, dunked in milk, soften, and these should taste yummy chocolate once softened ….
I have actually made these mint cookies from Every Day Food a couple of years ago and was also disappointed with how they looked but then they were ok when they were covered with chocolate. I thought they tasted good though. I did decide to make them again but with store bought chocolate wafer cookies. They were easier (no baking) and tasted just as good.
That sounds like a VERY good solution!
What a disappointment–not enough mint AND hard as rocks? I was hopeful!
Maybe it’s better they did not turn out that well as you have a lot of baking going on in your house (and cooking in general) and, oh my god, I gain five pounds every time I visit your site. I don’t know how you all don’t manage to blow up like balloons…
I make sure to get it out of the house as quickly as possible! I send the baked goods to Mr. MarthaAndMe’s office or to school with Teen Martha whenever possible.