Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Another cookie this week! This selection was made by Claudia of Fool for Food. Scoot on over to her blog if you'd like the recipe. And as always, you can buy the cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan for this and many more recipes. It rocks.
I am a BIG chocolate fan, so I was really excited to see this week's selection. The chocolate chunkers are straight up and down chocolate. I read over the recipe first and loved everything... until I got to the part where you put in raisins and nuts. Uuummm.... I don't think I'd be a big fan of raisins in these. And I sometimes like nuts in my cookies, but not always. So I didn't risk it. I omitted these two ingredients, which left me nothing but chocolate. Oh boy... sounds healthy.
These chunkers/cookies/grabbers (or whatever Dorie is calling them this week) were so chocolatey and fudgy and yummy. I was happy for the white chocolate to make these cookies look like more than just brown blobs. I made them just in time for a baby shower I was hosting and everyone said they were delicious. Fortunately I had a few left over to munch on for the past few days. Last night I made an ice cream sundae with one, and boy was it good.
I'm curious to see how others liked the cookies with the nuts and raisins. Maybe someday I'll try it that way. I really liked this choice, but I'm about all cookie-ed out now, so I'm glad we're taking a break from cookies at least for a few weeks!