Wednesday, April 28, 2010

TWD::Chockablock Cookies


This week, our Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for Chockablock Cookies was chosen by Mary at Popsicles and Sandy Feet.

The description "everything but the kitchen sink"-would be quite appropriate for this one. Dorie's recipe calls for a variety of dried fruits, chocolate, coconut, nuts, raisins, molasses, oatmeal, etc. I've never really liked Molasses but was pleasantly surprised at how subtle the flavor was and in no way overpowering.

I'm not a big fan of dried fruit, especially in my cookies, but I decided to take Dorie on with these cookies. I used raisins. Probably not the best choice. I should have left them out. I'm sure I would have enjoyed these cookies so much more without the raisins or any dried fruit for that matter.

Oh, lets not forget the bittersweet chocolate chips. I know! I've made friends with the bittersweet chocolate, I think. Or maybe I'm just really getting old and my taste buds just aren't what they used to be...or maybe they're much more refined now. Yes. That's what we'll go with. Refined. In any case. These cookies are good...not great, just good. Their flavor is best when first out of the oven and all the flavors are so ooey gooey together. After they cool completely, the raisins are more pronounced, so not quite as good leftover.

My kids LOVED these cookies. I added a small scoop of ground flax to the mix, hoping to get them to "pass" as a healthy treat. Hm, there I go rationalizing again!

If you'd like to snag this recipe for yourself, grab yourself a copy of Dorie's book, "Baking: From My Home to Yours" or you can head on over to Mary's blog, too. To see how other TWD bloggers fared this week, check out the TWD Blogroll.


  1. Your picture is so cute! I love it.

    I loved these cookies, too. I used a number of really finely chopped dried fruit - no raisins. I think it's easier for me to handle dried fruit in baked goods if the chunks are really small.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I was surprised that I liked all the dried fruit with the chocolate as much as I did. I loved the bites with the dried apricot and chocolate. I love raisins, but more so in other things than a cookie like this.

  3. Hi Lisa-- Long time no see..... it's been awhile since I checked in on your blogs. I LOVE food blogs. I'll have to try some of your recipes. I hope all is well at your house. Take care!


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