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Cookies! - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...

Originally uploaded by SkyWhisperer
These are copies of Trader Joe's Joe-Joes. They're an oreo-like cookie, with peppermint and orange filling. Recipe is here:


I did one batch following the recipe for the peppermint filling, then one batch with an orange filling. I took 3 oranges, zested and juiced them, then reduced them over low heat until I had just a paste, which I added to the sugar and shortening for the filling.

The pepperment ones are good - the orange ones are amazing!
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greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: March 7th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC) (Link)
You're up very late, Missy.

The orange ones sound so good!
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 7th, 2009 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
It's okay, because I don't have to go to school in the morning!

They're really great! Next time, I'm making them half as big, so they're more bite-sized.
acelightning From: acelightning Date: March 7th, 2009 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
the King Arthur website is amazing - i've taken to making big, crusty sandwich rolls out of the Country French Bread recipe, among other things. i can buy several types of KA flour in just about any supermarket, beginning with Whole Foods and working on down. but now i have to find a store that sells the "black cocoa"!

when i saw the photo, i didn't realize the cookies were crisp, like Oreos. i thought this was a variation on an old recipe called "Whoopie Pies" - big soft devil's-food-cake-like cookies, sandwiched together with fluffy white filling. my mom made them for me when i was a kid, until i got old enough to make them myself. and, since i love peppermint, sometimes she'd put some peppermint extract in the filling. but i like the idea of pulverized peppermint candy even better.

i've got to get me some of that cocoa!

skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 7th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't have the special cocoa - I just used the Hershey Special Dark cocoa that was in my pantry. I can't imagine wanting them to be much darker then they came out.

King Arthur usually has free shipping days once a month or so if you order over $25. I usually split an order with a friend when they come up.

Next time I order, I'm getting a set of the citrus oils and making these:
acelightning From: acelightning Date: March 8th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
i've had several occasions where i wanted to make something look as close to black as i could, without using black food coloring (which tastes horrible). extra-dark cocoa would come in very handy for me.

i bought a set of citrus oils a couple of years ago in a yuppie cooking store. they last a long time! and those lemon sweet rolls do sound delicious.

(did i give you my recipe for Orange Juice Chicken? because i always add a couple of drops of the orange oil when i make that.)

planegirl From: planegirl Date: March 8th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh those look amazing! I loved the KA blog, too.
Thanks for sharing :-)
sgillbee From: sgillbee Date: March 8th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
So will you be bringing these for group sampling on Monday? Especially the orange ones? Huh? Pretty please?
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 9th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe. :) If they last that long.
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