One of the more recent items that I have fixated on is Baker's Ammonia. I have come across several cookie recipes using Baker's Ammonia, claiming to make cookies of a texture that I have been trying to accomplish with out much success. So, when I came across this post (Reverse Faux-reos Redux), I decided that I had waited long enough and gave in and bought a jar of Ammonium Carbonate so that cookie perfection could be mine. All I can say, is that it is a good thing that my urges usually run toward the achievable. It would be very bad if I started fixating on Coach Purses or jewelry or something. But hey, I am a simple girl (not simple as in slow - so stop right now!)
So on one of those Wintery Wednesday Evenings...I jumped in and went for it.
If I was in one of my patient moods, I would painstakingly recreate the recipe here. But... since I spent my morning making a 10 layer cake (another one of those crazy ideas that got stuck in my head) and two loaves of bread, I have used up all my patience. What I can say, is that the cookie was incredibly crispy. This is the first time I have been able to achieve this particular texture in a cookie. The cool shape on top came from pressing the cookie down with the lightly sugared bottom of a food processor pusher. Go figure.
While the cookies were baking, I made the chocolate ganache to go inside. Frosted them up and "ta da".
I took a bunch of them into work with me the next day and they were declared to be most excellent. So some evening when I am feeling patient again, I will do these again.
Right now, it is in the low forties & sunny and I am feeling the need to get some sunshine! See ya.