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 thoughts on “Mocha Vanilla Twists

    • 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

  1. 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

    • 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 ;)

    • 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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. ;)

    • 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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