Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This week’s Tuesday with Dorie recipe was selected by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet. She picked the Chockablock Cookies. These start out kind of like a regular chocolate chip cookie, but they have a lot of different additions so they end up being quite unique. You can get the complete recipe for these cookies on Mary’s blog.
These cookies are kind of a “clean out your cupboard” cookie. They call for nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, oats, and coconut. You can decide what varieties of these items to include. I went with what I had on hand and used walnuts, dried cherries, and semisweet chocolate chips. The one thing that I thought odd was the addition of molasses to the batter. I wasn’t sure that I wanted that flavor with all of these other flavors. I ended up using part honey and part molasses. I’m glad I did because even with half the amount, the molasses is very prominent flavor.
These are really interesting, and they taste a lot different than expected. I guess I expected them to taste like chocolate chip cookies with some added goodies, and they didn’t. The flavor changes from bite to bite, depending on which elements you get. I love the chocolate and dried cherry combination. I’m not 100% sold on the molasses, sometimes it seems to strong, and at other times it’s ok. I have a feeling that they will mellow a bit with time, so I will see how they taste in a day or two (if they last that long). Cookies have a short shelf life in my household.
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 86.