Mocha Vanilla Twists

First off, how’s your weekend?

Mine was relaxing as usual, mostly catching up on blog reading, watching beauty channels on Youtube and TV shows. That said, I was planning to bake something over the weekend so that I’ve something to blog about on Monday (my blog is in serious need of breaking the curries-and-stir-fry pattern). Plus, the weather was fine – meaning  good lighting for photo-taking.

Unfortunately, the plan has gone down the drain as I end up watching the entire season of Modern Family. Oops. When it comes to TV shows, it’s like an once-you-pop-you- can’t- stop moment for me. :)

Better late than never, I have decided to partake in a light baking after work on Monday.  Not wanting to spend more than an hour fiddling around in the kitchen, I’ve found this easy recipe on mocha vanilla twists which has a  mix of my favourite flavours – vanilla, chocolate and coffee. If you have been following my blog,  you might have the feeling of deja vu – chocolate pinwheels which I’ve made a while back.

At first glance, the recipe seems feasible as the ingredients were readily available in my pantry and the listed prep & cook time is 45 minutes. Perfect.

Having said that, the whole baking is not a bed of roses as I find twisting the dough is the hardest part of the whole process. Maybe because I didn’t spend enough time playing with Play-Doh as a child! For the first batch, I didn’t twist it enough and it ended up looking like this.  When the second time around, I’ve tried to “sausage” roll the mocha and vanilla portion as small in diameter possible (longer) in order to create a tighter twist (hope this makes sense). Anyway, it doesn’t really matter, the twisting is mostly for aesthetic purpose.

Most importantly these taste really good. The instructions mention about storing the twists in an airtight container for up to a week which won’t be an issue right? ;)




   
29 Responses to Mocha Vanilla Twists
  1. Jillyann
    July 19, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    beautiful cookies…a work of art!

    • Emily
      July 21, 2010 | 5:43 am

      Thanks for your comment Jill!

  2. Joy
    July 19, 2010 | 2:25 pm

    What a great cookie. I love mocha flavored anything.

    • Emily
      July 21, 2010 | 5:45 am

      Welcome to the mocha choca club, hehe! Just being silly here. Thanks for visiting my site. :)

  3. CC Recipe
    July 19, 2010 | 2:46 pm

    Very yummy looking twists!

    • Emily
      July 21, 2010 | 5:46 am

      Thanks and it is quite fun to make too! :)

  4. Kath
    July 19, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    Those cookies look delicious!

    P.S. I LOVE Modern Family–just recently discovered it.

    • Emily
      July 21, 2010 | 5:49 am

      Thanks for your comment, Kath.

      Re: Modern Family – I have just discovered it too. Since many of my favourite shows have either being cancelled (i.e. ugly betty, pushing daisies, heroes) or halted in summer, I’m scraping for new shows at the moment. :P

  5. The Cilantropist
    July 19, 2010 | 3:27 pm

    These look like great little bites to have around the house when friends or family come over to visit!

    And you are not alone, I know what you mean that sometimes when you start watching a series you just. cant. stop. !!! :P haha

    • Emily
      July 21, 2010 | 5:53 am

      Risking to sound like a sales lady – these twists make an eye-catching snacks; they are not only looking good, I think they taste wonderful :P

      And, I’m so glad that I’m not alone in this ;)

  6. The Manly Housewife
    July 19, 2010 | 8:22 pm

    Wow these look good now if only I was a baker…

    • Emily
      July 21, 2010 | 5:54 am

      Ok, they look like complicated cookies, but they aren’t! I’m not the worst baker but I’m not a really skilled one either – so if I can achieve this, so can you! :)

      Thanks for dropping by my site.

  7. HeatherFeather
    July 19, 2010 | 10:47 pm

    So pretty! Nice photos.

    • Emily
      July 21, 2010 | 5:56 am

      Thanks for your lovely words, Heather! :)

  8. Evan @swEEts
    July 20, 2010 | 12:32 am

    These look fabulous! I’m so jealous you got your twists to stay.. I made something like this once and they turned into blobs ha Maybe I’ll try again with this recipe!

  9. Cristina - TeenieCakes
    July 20, 2010 | 2:08 am

    If you were having troubles twisting the dough, you wouldn’t know it from the photos…they look so good and perfect. Must be perfectly paired with coffee and/or tea.

    • Emily
      July 21, 2010 | 6:12 am

      I’m just glad that I did not make the twists on live tv, haha!

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

  10. Sara
    July 20, 2010 | 2:55 pm

    These look like a lot of fun to make (and eat:))

    • Emily
      July 21, 2010 | 6:12 am

      Hi Sara,

      Definitely, hope you’ll like the recipe. Thanks for your comment. :)

  11. Becky Sue
    July 21, 2010 | 10:03 am

    these look wonderful! I need to make them! Thanks for posting this:)

  12. Tiffany
    July 21, 2010 | 4:10 pm

    Mmmm they look beautifully delicious! I’m loving all of the flavours especially when they’re twisted together like that! Great blog you have here Emily :) You have yourself a new follower.

  13. Lisa
    July 21, 2010 | 6:04 pm

    Looks amazing! Congrats on Top 9!

  14. Nancy aka SpicieFoodie
    July 23, 2010 | 12:54 am

    What a great treat, they looks so pretty too. Congrats on the top 9!

  15. Danielle
    July 24, 2010 | 2:27 am

    Im definitely going to try this out when im done pretending im on a diet!

  16. Jessie -- The Messie Kitchen
    July 27, 2010 | 1:35 pm

    These are really eye-catching! They look wonderful and I love the chocolate/coffee combination on it’s own so with vanilla it must just be fabulous. For some reason these make me want to have a cup of coffee and dunk the cookies! Strange, but probably good :) Love the site!

  17. Liv Wan
    August 10, 2010 | 12:17 pm

    Hi5 Emily!! I love modern family as well. It’s so funny. I’m waiting for the new season start and I wish it will comes out soon. I love this mocha vanilla twist. The color looks really pretty and taste. ;)

  18. neha
    September 4, 2010 | 2:03 pm

    How can i make these cokies but without the use of eggs as i i dont eat eggs

    • Emily
      September 4, 2010 | 2:17 pm

      Hi Neha,

      Unfortunately I haven’t tried making these cookies without eggs. That said, I did some research on Google and apparently for cookies, every egg in the recipe can be replaced by 2 tbsps of constrach (add a bit of water until it becomes a pliable dough). As in how much water to add, I think it is a bit of a judgement call….

      Hope this helps. :)

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