Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TWD: Chocablock Cookies

I have four words. Chocolate. Nuts. Raisins. Coconut. Enough said? Maybe not. I'll explain. This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet. She chose the Chocablock Cookies.
These cookies are made brown not because of chocolate, but because of molasses in the dough. But, of course, you can't have a brown cookie with no chocolate in it! So, there are chocolate chips. You also need a bit of crunch in your cookie, so there are nuts. I used a mixture of pecans and walnuts (I didn't bother toasting them). You need some texture in dough beside nuts and chocolate, right? That's where the coconut and oats come in. Finally, you can't have all that and not have some healthy stuff. And there's the dried fruit. I like raisins as my dried fruit in baked goods, so that's what I added. These cookies truly had more add-ins than they had dough!
I, sadly, did not get a chance to taste these cookies, but they were taken to a party and I heard everybody loved them. So I can't honestly recommend these to you, but my taste-testers can. The one thing I heard wasn't so great was that they are very rich, so they should be small. Dorie recommends using a two-tablespoon scoop. I used a one-tablespoon scoop and heard they were too rich, so if you make these you might want to use a heaping teaspoon.
If you want the recipe, you can buy the book, or you can find it here. Enjoy!


10 comments:

Lucy said...

I love how much these cookies have in them - they have everything delicious! They looks so wonderfully addictive, I think it would be dangerous for me to give them a go :)

Sophia said...

haha, i didn't taste them, but from what i heard they are worth making ;)

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Romaine said...

Very good suggestion to make them small. You have more discipline than me to make cookies without tasting them. Don't believe that has ever happened to me in the history of the world.

chocolatechic said...

I didn't use molasses in mine because I didn't think it would go well with the chocolate, and I am all about the chocolate.

Pamela said...

Oh, you didn't even snag one cookie for yourself? Too bad. Glad they were enjoyed by others, though!

cindy said...

They were delicious, promise!

Tia said...

lol i went the opposite and made them big - in bar form!

Sophia said...

thanks! now i'm wishing I had tried one :)

Teanna DiMicco said...

I'm glad they were a hit! I wish you could have tried them!