Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cigar Cookies

As I write this post now, I have the smell of coffee stuck in my nose. You see, I've recently purchased a coffee machine and have been busy coming up with coffee-like concoctions and forcing them down my family's throats.

Just kidding. My coffee isn't that bad (I don't think).

I don't really like coffee (nor do I drink it), so it may seem a little strange that I have a coffee machine, especially since there are about a billion kitchen appliances which I really wish I had. But I've always fancied the idea of making my own frothy milk, even if I don't like froth, and making cute pictures on coffee......though it may be quite a while til I figure that out.

But because of this machine, I now proper coffee in the house, for the first time ever. And this means that I will no longer have to take pictures with empty coffee cups in the background- or even as the subject, as I did with these photos.


Anyways, the real subject of the photo is, of course, the cookies, which are actually from an ice cream cone recipe I found off Adriana's blog. I've wanted an ice cream cone maker (the waffle type) for ages, because I absolutely love eating waffle ice cream cones, but since they don't really sell them in shops anymore, I was quite excited to find that you could still make ice cream cones at home!

Of course, I was a bit too lazy to roll them into nice cone shapes, and I'd intended on eating them by themselves anyway, so I shaped mine into cigars and made them smaller instead. They were light and crisp, just as I'd expected, and so delicious we pretty much finished the whole batch in a day. I'll definitely be making ice cream cones next time I make ice cream! :)

Cigar Cookies
Adapted from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop via Bittersweet Baker

1/4 cup (60 ml) egg whites (about 2 large egg whites)
7 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon (90 g) sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (90 g) flour
2 tablespoons (30 g) unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Combine the egg whites, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl. Stir in the salt and half of the flour. Mix in the melted butter, then stir in the rest of the flour until smooth.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a small offset spatula to spread 2 level tablespoons of batter into a circle with a diameter of 6″/15cm (I made mine smaller).Tracing circles onto the underside of the parchment will give you more even cones.

Bake one sheet (two cones) at a time (I baked ~4-6 cookies at a time since mine were smaller). Start checking after 10 minutes, but depending on your oven, the baking time will be 10-15 minutes. The cookies will be golden brown throughout, with some lighter and darker spots.

Pull the sheet out of the oven and run a thin metal spatula under a circle to loosen the edges. Quickly flip it over and roll it into a cigar shape.  Let the cookie cool slightly on the mold until it keeps its shape, then let it cool completely in a tall glass. Roll the other cone (if the cookie has cooled too much to roll, return the sheet to the oven for a minute.)

Continue to bake and roll cones with the remaining batter.


Rita said...

These are perfect!. I am sorry, lately I am not able to comment on your blog. I do enjoy reding you.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy!

Melanie @ Melanie Cooks said...

The cigars look so crispy and tasty!

OohLookBel said...

Those cookies look so light and crisp, delicious! And I find that the smell of fresh coffee is usually much better than actually drinking it =)

Paula Yang said...

The cookies look so light & awesomeee. I smell good food only :3

Nic@diningwithastud said...

Haha I;d eb the same. No family, they're not cones, they're used as a dipping tool ;)

Anonymous said...

These look so delicate and crispy. yum!

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

It's funny that you don't drink coffee but have a coffee machine. I'm the same, although the coffee machine is mainly for my fiance who can't start the day without a coffee. I do love the smell of coffee though.

I love the look of your light cigar cookies. Perfect to eat while enjoying a coffee or a cup of tea.

Marry Christmas!

נєαи said...

They look amazingggg - reminds me of some CNY cookie I used to eat... a long time ago.

Happy Christmas =]

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Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy said...

Great technique Von! This recipe will certainly come in handy.Enjoy your shiny new coffee machine and have an excellent Christmas!

Juliana said...

Wow Von, these cookies look great, I love the lightness of it, and so delicate.
Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones :-)

Amelia said...

Hi Von, your cigar cookies looks so crispy thin. Lovely photos. Merry Christmas to you and happy holiday.

Chandani Shrestha said...

Oh I am already seeing myself filling these cigars with icecream and going crazy. I love coffee but can't drink it so ice cream is great alternative for me and I have always wanted to make my own cone. Thanks for the recipe Von and happy holidays. btw I have moved my blog to new location I hope I will see you there (http://food.chandanishrestha.com/)

Jessy Garcia said...

Aaaw how cute, they look really tasty too!

purabi naha said...

Aren't these cookies fabulous? Absolutely loved them and loved your blog as well!

FoodEpix said...

Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

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Unknown said...

Mine ended up like cookies and not wafers. They resemble sugar cookies :(

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