Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chockablock Cookies



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.

10 comments:

chocolatechic said...

I was afraid of the prominent flavor too, so I didn't use molasses.

Flourchild said...

They sure look good. I cut down the molasses..they were good! I hope they tasted good after a few days!

cindy said...

I used molasses, dates, walnuts and burgandy chocolate chunks. It was a great combo. Every bite was tasty!

Tia said...

haha- clean out your cupboard cookies - tooo true!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I tried it with Golden Syrup and Butterscotch chips... talk about yummy! :) Great looking cookies!

Mary said...

Thanks for baking along with me. Your cookies look great.

Pamela said...

I'm with you! I really enjoyed the chocolate and the dried cherries. The flavor was really yummy.

Teanna said...

Hahah cookies don't last very long here either! Your cookies look delicious!

Jessica said...

I cleaned out my cupboard too! They look great!

Clivia said...

I used maple syrup and could hardly taste it.
Your phot is gorgeous!