Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie
Chockablock Cookies

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, my blogger buddy MARY of Popsicles and Sandy Feet picked Chockablock Cookies on page 86 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie
My blogger friend Mary is awesome! Mary wrote to me back in September 2008 about an upcoming trip to Los Angeles. I gave her some food recommendations, and we have exchanged DVR shows. Mary and I are friends who never met in person but share a cool name and a love for Mad Men (see our Mad Men salute here and here). Mary stalks, I mean, has met Dorie Greenspan on numerous occasions in Connecticut. How lucky is she?

Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie
Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie
This was my experience with these cookies:

1. I used pecans, walnuts, dried apricots, dried cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips.
2. Of course, I skipped the coconut strands. Yuck.
3. Oh, molasses. I love molasses.
4. Easy to mix together.
5. Scoop, drop, bake.
6. I got over 50 cookies using a medium cookie scoop (12 on a ½ sheet pan). (continued...)

Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie
7. I’ll just have one. You know, to make sure they are okay to give out at the library.
8. Well, this one is a little darker than the others (different batch). I’ll try that one too. Just to make sure it is okay. I’m thoughtful that way.
9. Antioxidants in nuts are so important for good health. These cookies have nuts? I’m there. Just one more. (continued...)

Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie
10. Oatmeal has fiber. Everyone needs fiber. I’ll have some via this cookie.
11. I’m bringing in the cookies the day after I made them. They sat for about 20 hours. I need to have one to see if they still soft and delicious, and suitable for my co-workers. Again, always putting them first.
12. I wonder how these would taste with soy milk? Hum, I’ll just have a nibble.
13. I spent the day checking in on the batch of cookies in the break room...and helping them disappear.


Chockablock Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie
So, 15 cookies later, I can say that I LOVED them!
Thanks my friend Mary for a great pick!
Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

Recipe:
On Mary's awesome blog,
Popsicles and Sandy Feet or...
page 86 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.
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29 comments:

Cherine said... [Reply to comment]

Those cookies look irresistible!!

limo hire said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait give me one bite...

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I feel like Princess for a Day today. Thanks for your post. I love your photos so much better than mine..I should have cut and pasted yours in my post :).

chocolatechic said... [Reply to comment]

They are just like Lays...you just can't have one.

stacey said... [Reply to comment]

Loved your method for tasting the cookies, "better check this one..." :) This is a great write-up, for a great cookie!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

These were totally addictive, weren't they? Totally laughed at all of your "taste tests". I kept saying to myself "just one more" about 10 times the day I made them.

My Kitchen in the Rockies said... [Reply to comment]

I will make a note in my Dorie's Baking book. They look like a great dessert for the kids lunch boxes. Thanks.

cindy said... [Reply to comment]

I have had 3 for breakfast--fiber, nuts, dried fruit, must be good for one. We love these.

sarahe said... [Reply to comment]

yum! yours look wonderful!

bexbakes said... [Reply to comment]

Agreed, I ate far more than I intended. Yours look fab.

Tia said... [Reply to comment]

it's so neat, the friendships you can make online. we've got quite the community going eh?

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I know! I'm so glad I only saved a few for myself. They could do A LOT of damage! Mad Men starts soon!! :o)

kirbie said... [Reply to comment]

Hehee. I love reading your justifications for eating more cookies!

Clivia said... [Reply to comment]

These were hard to resist. Love your photos!

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

I love your reasons. They sound so familiar. I may have to memorize a few for my next cookie binge... :-P

Flourchild said... [Reply to comment]

They look good and hearty, Im sure they tasted wonderfully! I added trail mix to mine and loved them!

Teanna said... [Reply to comment]

Hahahahaha hysterical hysterical post! I TOTALLY do #11 all of the time. I baked cookies last night to bring to work today, and I had to have one last night to taste, then this morning to see if they were ok, then another one right before I put them out for people to eat! All to test, of course :) Your cookies look great!

Memória said... [Reply to comment]

What lovely photos. These cookies look fantastic!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Yum these look delicious. I love all the add-ins

Aggie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I'm loving these cookies!! Beautiful photos!

lasinthekitchen said... [Reply to comment]

Your cookies look yummy! I don't like coconut either but added them anyways, I couldn't even taste them - thank goodness!
So thoughtful of you to make sure the cookies were delicious before releasing them at the library! =)

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like great ideas to eat just one more cookie.

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

Didn't love them, just liked them. But then again I've never been very fond of oats in my cookies...

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

well, you surely wouldn't want to give your coworkers anything less than perfection! these look great--i could eat 15 myself!

Piggy said... [Reply to comment]

LOL! Great post! I can't resist these cookies too!

Carol Peterman said... [Reply to comment]

They are just full of so many good things, how can you not have another three or four?

joey said... [Reply to comment]

can you post snickerdoodles?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Joey #27 - I made snickerdoodles earlier: http://foodlibrarian.blogspot.com/2008/10/martha-stewarts-snickerdoodles.html

iheartcakes said... [Reply to comment]

I´ve completely ignored this recipe in the book, but I realize I have to try them immediately!

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