Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick is a recipe for Chockablock Cookies. I've made these in the past, but Dorie gives you a lot of leeway on the kinds of nuts, dried fruit and chocolate to use so I decided to experiment. I used a combination of diced dried pineapple and raisins, a mix of semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate, and I chose peanuts instead of walnuts or pecans. My son suggested I was making pina colada cookies, what with the pineapple and coconut!
I've long preferred cookies which are butter + brown sugar + good chocolate + pecans. And I've long thought that raisins are best enjoyed by themselves, not jammed into otherwise perfect cookie dough. But I have to admit that these cookies, chock full of yummy things, including oatmeal and coconut, are pretty darn good. Luckily, son Pete has band practice tonight and I can send them as treats for the band members. Otherwise, I just might be forced to continue to taste test these cookies.