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Monday, February 28, 2011

Chocolate Macadamia Lace Cornucopias

 Cornucopias are known to hold a bounty of fruit and these do. Cherry fruit to be exact. And why not throw some chocolate into the mix? And some macadamia nuts.....and maybe top it off with some whipped cream.




I make these with many different kinds of nuts and fillings. The recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate but I had some semi-sweet, some bittersweet and some white chocolate on hand so I used them all this time.
I think a citrus curd mousse filling is fantastic with this too. Use your imagination! This is a very versatile recipe.



These are about 3 inches long when rolled.
The recipe calls for aluminum foil and you WILL NEED aluminum foil.  Silpats cushion the cookies too much and they will not spread thinly enough.  I let my cookies cool between 4 and 5 minutes.  They are finicky to form so pay attention to them as they are cooling and check them frequently until they are cool enough to handle.


I chopped some maraschino cherries and added 1/4 cup of their juice with some unflavored gelatin into the whipping cream.  Pipe with a star tip and you have a beautiful addition to your dessert plate.


Chocolate Lace Cornucopias
Makes about 30 cornucopias

½ cup of firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup of corn syrup
¼ cup (4 Tab.) of butter
4 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of finely chopped nuts
*Whip cream, mousse, or any filling of your choice

Preheat the oven to 350º F.
Microwave the sugar, corn syrup and butter in a large microwavable bowl on HIGH setting for 2 minutes or until boiling. Stir in chocolate until completely melted. Gradually stir in flour and nuts until well blended.

Drop level tablespoonfuls, 4 inches apart, onto foil-covered cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 minutes. Lift foil and cookies onto wire rack. Cool on wire rack until cookies can be peeled off without breaking. Immediately roll into cone shapes. Cool on a rack that has been covered with paper towels.

If cookies cool before you can roll them, place several cookies lacy side down on the foil-lined cookie sheet. Re-heat at 350º F. for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cookies are slightly softened. Roll into cones. Cool completely.  Just before serving, pipe in a filling.


*Saucepan preparation: Mix sugar, corn syrup and butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate until melted. Continue as above.




20 comments:

  1. The picture doesn't do these tasty cookies justice. These are fantastic! One of the best cookies I've had in a long time. Bonnie, thanks for making and sharing them with us on Saturday :)

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  2. Those are so perfectly beautiful!

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  3. These look so yummy! I think I will make them for a party I am planning.
    Thank you so much for sharing. How is your daughter doing with her writing? Does she have a blog?

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  4. What a classy dessert - perfect for a special party! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Oh my, these are stunning looking lace cornucopias! I can't wait to make some in my kitchen!

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle on my blog. This month's theme is COOKIES! Would you please join us for the fun? I have some cool prizes waiting too.

    Amy
    http://utry.it/2011/03/culinary-smackdown-battlecookies.html

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  6. These are gorgeous! I love the color and the photos and ... the ideas.

    Also, this week I'm hosting a CSN Giveaway @ www.EKatsKitchen.com and I'd love it if you enter!

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  7. Chocolate and cherries are the perfect combination. I'm sure they're amazing!

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  8. I purchased some of these little forms a few years ago, after seeing Paula Dean use them on her show. They are still sitting in my bottom kitchen drawer. You have motivated me to get them out and use them! These look wonderful. thanks!

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  9. These are just gorgeous. What an elegant addition to a dessert table.

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  10. So many great flavors together in one cookie! What a fancy and versatile treat, Bonnie. Beautiful too.

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  11. Thank you for participating the Smackdown Battle. Best of luck to you. Wonderful choice to submit these cookies for the contest.

    If you haven't done so, please sign up as a follower on my blog so you won't miss out on the winner announcement and new posts. Have a wonderful day!

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  12. If those cookies taste as good as the pictures look...they must be amazing! I know they wouldn't last long in my house....

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

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  13. Yum! They look amazing! Chocolate and cherries is such a wonderful classic combination. I haven't made tuiles in ages. Thanks for reminding me about them with your gorgeous pics.

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  14. What a wonderful dessert. They look so pretty and delicious. Thanks for the excellent instruction:)

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  15. These look WONDERFUL!! Making me hungry!
    BTW- Thanks for your sweet comment on my giant chocolate chip cookie!

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  16. Oooh, aren't these beautiful. I've got a bridal shower coming up, and I bet they'd be a big hit. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  17. These look so yummy and thanks for giving me something new to add to my "to buy" list. I don't have any cream horn molds but I even think the little store in my town has some. These look so yummy and special. I know my kids would love them. Joni

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  18. These are just beautiful, and would add a little 'class' to any dessert table!
    http://yvettesblogs.com/2011/03/03/princess-cookies/

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  19. I am making these lacy things today, but without the chocolate, as baskets for mousse.

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