This month’s Daring Baker challenge is all about cookies.
The July Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network. That said, I would be going a different, vegan-friendly route. I chose Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s delicious looking recipe for vegan milanos, which I highly recommend. See that stack of milanos in the photo? They are but a distant memory – not a crumb remains.
I’ve said it before (and I’ll say it again) – I am an unabashed cookie monster. Cookies make me happy. Milan cookies, or milanos, are an old favourite. Two delicate vanilla cookies sandwiched together with chocolate ganache. Simple. Perfection.
For the challenge, we were allowed to make one or both cookies. I fully intended to make both. I looked at this challenge as an opportunity to conquer the vegan marshmallow monster. I had a recipe to try. I tried it. It wasn’t quite marshmallowy. I shall persevere. Today it’s all about the milanos.
Sometimes the simplest things are the best things.
I’ll take a raincheck on those mallows.