Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week is moving right along an you're looking forward to a nice weekend. I myself am kicking it off a little early tonight with a small gathering of lovely ladies at our recently renovated hacienda. Our bathroom is done (yay!) and to celebrate I'm hosting a Lia Sophia Jewelry party which is a perfect excuse to have people over, share some wine and appetizers, and bake some cookies.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp orange extract
zest of 1 orange
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
Melted chocolate mixed with 2 tablespoons shortening
Then bake at 300 for about 30 minutes. Allow the logs to cool completely. In the meantime, I mopped.
Slice. And bake again, pumping up the temp to 325 for 9 minutes. Flip and repeat.
Ah. A nice golden brown. While these cooled off, I quickly melted some baker's semi sweet chocolate with a little bit of shortening to make it more liquidy.
I decided this wasn't exactly liquid enough to drizzle with a whisk, so (with the assistance of the hubby) I transferred it into a large ziplock for some impromptu piping.
Tada. I'm pretty happy with these. I do wish they were a little bit more "Orangey". Perhaps next time I will up the zest. Or even add a little extract to the melted chocolate. They are definitely pretty though! Looking forward to sharing them tonight with my ladies :)