I really haven't had a cookie or any baked good for that matter cause more confusion or discussion as this week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick: Chockablock Cookies.
These cookies are loaded, or rather, overloaded as Dorie says with dried fruits, chopped nuts, coconut, oats and chocolate! I swear I added like 4 cups of mix-ins at the end. They were unbelievably thick.
Since there are just the two of us. I pulled my usual routine and packed some up for both of our coworkers and some family members. This batch made 44 cookies for me.
One of my favorite parts about sharing goodies with our friends and family is the feedback. It is so much fun to see how people liked (or disliked) each treat and hear what sticks out to them.
Here's what my people had to say:
"These cookies are kind of good because you have to hunt for the different flavors."
"They're something different about these cookies. Almost a bitter, yet addictive taste."
"I'm loving these healthy cookies!" (spoiler: these cookies still have butter, sugar, eggs, nuts, and chocolate! ;)
"These cookies make for a great breakfast!"
"These are the power bar of cookies!"
And what did I think? I liked them. I'd make a few adjustments: like only adding one type of dried fruit...probably just figs. I found that a combo of figs, craisins and raisins just got confusing. However, my friends liked it.
I also liked the molasses application. It made these unique. I also think I'd toast the coconut next time...just to mix things up a bit and possibly add a bit of refinement.
You can snag the recipe from Mary's blog, Popsicles and Sandy Feet. And please check out my fellow Tuesdays with Dorie baker's blogs to see how they liked this funky, chunky cookie.
One last thing...
Next week is MY pick! I can't believe it. After two full years of this glorious weekly baking group it's finally my turn to host! We'll be making Burnt Sugar Ice Cream on page 432. People...it is good!