Friday, November 25, 2011

Tim Tams, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Snickerpoodles

As promised, here is my long awaited post about Tim Tams.  I tasted these wonderful Australian cookies for the first time during the holidays last year, when Tania (one of my awesome critique partners) sent me several flavors of them for Christmas. They were amazing!! A Tim Tam is made of two chocolate cookies with cream filling in between and coated in chocolate. There are many different flavors, Chewy Caramel, Classic Dark, and White being my favorites.

I learned to do the Tim Tam Slam, which means biting off one small part at each end of the cookie, and using it as a straw to sip coffee or any other hot beverage of your choice.  The cookie gets all warm and soggy and practically disintegrates in your mouth when you eat it. Mmmmm!  Getting hungry just thinking about it. The trick is to sip coffee until some of it goes all the way through to your mouth, and then stuff the whole cookie in your mouth at once. Very messy, but so good!

I was so happy about my Tim Tams that I let my whole critique group online know how much I loved them.  As a result, Louisa (another one of my amazing critique partners) sent me some more for my birthday in January!  I have the best friends in the world.  And now I just found out Pepperidge Farm is starting to sell them in the U.S.! I haven't seen any in stores yet, but I'll keep my eyes open.

As another result of my love of Tim Tams, I recently won a cookie recipe book on @MGMafioso's blog, by tweeting about what my favorite cookies were.  The Cookiepedia became a family favorite recipe book in no time. It has recipes for 50 classic cookies, all illustrated in color, and many ideas for variations.  Love it!

The kids tried a chocolate chip recipe yesterday, while I cooked my turkey, pumpkin pies, and too many side dishes.  They made them a little too big, so they spread into a huge cookie rectangle as they cooked. I had to cut them into squares. But they were gooooood!  And as we speak, my eldest daughter and her friend are trying out a blondie recipe.  Can't wait to see how it turns out! Stay tuned on Twitter for some pictures of their masterpiece.

I love baking during the holidays.  Last year, we tried a Snickerdoodle recipe for a contest and we won!  We shaped it as a poodle and called it Snickerpoodle.

What's your favorite cookie?

11 comments:

Michael G-G said...

Because of your Tim Tam love, I'm thinking of planning a trip to Australia--just to taste them.

Kate Larkindale said...

I was thinking of you the other night when we tried the new Turkish Delight flavored Tim Tams. Yes, they are suitably delicious!

Anonymous said...

Are the Tim Tams available in Canada?? We would love to try them.....

Annie McMahon said...

Michael, if you go to the "land of oz", can you please bring me a few cases of them? Enough to last me a year or two?

Annie McMahon said...

Kate, I'm not sure what Turkish Delight tastes like, but sounds delicious! :)

Annie McMahon said...

Yes, according to my mom, they are available in Canada! And I think they're available at Target in the U.S. I'll have to check it out soon.

Emailman said...

hahaha!! I bet this blog made you hungry, Annie :D I was lucky enough to be sent some Tim Tams by our lovely Louisa. What a surprise that was! I want to try the Black Forest flavour :) *hint, hint my Aussie friends* lol Turkish Delight sounds pretty cool though!

tfwalsh said...

Oh I love your snickerdoodle puppy... he is so cute and delicious:) Hmm I could so do with a Tim Tam right now... haven't tried the turkish delight... will have to hunt it down:)

Annie McMahon said...

It did make me hungry to write this post, Kurt. Haha!

You're lucky, Tania, you can buy Tim Tams whenever you want. *sigh*

simplyoz said...
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simplyoz said...

Your blog is very lovely & cuteee too...Loved ur Snickerpoodle...its so cute & tempting...keep posting :) If anyone wanna try some tim tams,then check it out at www.simplyoz.com.

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