I had bought a cheap little cookie press and couldn't wait to try it out. I definitely need practice, but these are a keeper! I cooked mine a minute or two longer, because I prefer them crunchy. To me they tasted like the crunchy edge of a brownie, delicious!
Here's the thing with this recipe: use very good quality unsweetened cocoa powder (like Valhrona or Scharffenberger, roll into logs that will fit easily into the cookie press then chill the dough very well, preferably overnight. The result: a dark, chocolatey cookie that will (and this is important) hold up well being pressed out, baked and transferred to cooling racks. This is easily the best recipe I've ever tried for pressed cookies, tied for the lemon lavender cookies (also fantastic).
I have no idea how this recipe has so many stars. 4.5 stars?! How did that happen? I 100% agree with those who said it tastes like chocolate sawdust. If they weren't made of chocolate I would say they are only good for dog cookies. I am so disappointed. Perfect consistency for cookie press but what the hell am I supposed to do with 90+ inedible cookies?
This was my first time using my cookie press and the finished cookies are lovely to look at. I had no problem with the consistency but the taste leaves something to be desired. I agree with whoever it was that said they taste like chocolate sawdust. I hope all pressed cookie recipes aren't as disappointing. Won't be making these again.
Certainly the right consistency for a cookie press.<br/><br/>As for flavor, these were like chocolate sawdust.<br/><br/>Gonna continue looking for another recipe--or tweak this one to include cocoa crispies and chocolate milk...
My DH asked me to make a chocolate cookie like a Maurice Lendell cookie from his childhood. He said I nailed it with this recipe. I added a dollop of chocolate frosting using the Amanda Milk Chocolate Frosting recipe.
5 stars for ease of making and taste. I don't know how I managed to end up with a mixture resembling soft smooth playdoh but it rolled easily into balls (no cookie press) and baked up in 5 mins, just like the recipe says. I was amazed. I was actually seeking a crisp cookie - didn't read thru all the reviews - but these are lovely. I will be icing them.
Good taste but I had trouble with the texture. I aslo had to add another egg.
I don't know if its because it was the first time I made them, but these cookies turned out really crumbly, the texture was more like sand. I think that next time I'll add another egg.
Just made these to add to our Christmas cookie tray and they are delicious! I drizzled them with melted white chocolate and everyone loves them.