Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie ~ Chococlate Chunksters

OHHHHHH BOY! These cookies are FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!! I am head over heels for CHUNKSTERS!! This weeks installment of TUESDAYS WITH DORIE is a superb cookie brought to all of us by CLAUDIA of FOOL FOR FOOD. I have not been a super frequent visitor of Claudia's AWESOME blog, but I will be from now on!! One of the reasons I have been SO freaking busy lately is that I am finally learning a language other than English (I know I am WAY behind most of you people, but hey, always better late than never!)In my business we work with MANY different folks that speak German as their first, second or third language. Not to mention my dear brother and his wife also speak German!! My sis-in-law is from Germany, and they've recently started a food blog of their own, check it out~ Confusion in the Kitchen

Ok, so for the actual Dorie Recipe, you'll have to buy the book or visit Claudia's blog~ Here is the cookie I made because there were two HELLNAW items in this for me ( I do not do raisins OR white Chocolate, ever, period.)

I used:

1/3 c flour
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
HEAPING 1/4 tsp baking powder
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chopped
3 T butter cut into 3 pieces
1 tsp vanilla extract
6oz semi sweet chocolate chunks (store bought)
6oz Toffee bits
1 1/2 cups chopped roasted salted peanuts
1 cup moist dried tart cherries

Then I pretty much followed Dorie's instructions, EXCEPT I spaced out and was not paying attention and added the dry ingredients to the mixer BEFORE the melted chocolate mix, but no harm no foul there~

Nate and I decided this brownie-esque cookie is complex in flavor and bottom line; totally delightful. I took them to work and they were gone pretty quickly, I think I'll be working these into the Holiday Cookie Baking rotation, the cherries, toffee and loads of chocolate worked so well together!


The Food Librarian said...

Adding toffee bits is a brilliant idea! Great job and have fun in language class.

Andrea said...

These look so good! I think I'd prefer this recipe over the original as well. Nice job!

Stephanie said...

Sounds so good! I want to get this cookbook and join TWD soon! I also just gave your blog an excellence award:)

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Lauren said...

I absolutely loved these. Toffee bits are a stroke of genius! great job!

Barbara said...

I went for cherries too, they were great. Toffee bits sound wonderful! I must try them sometime.

Erin said...

These look great! I love all of your additions! I hope you are having fun learning German. I took 4 years of German in high school and 2 years in college. If you ever get a chance to go to Germany, definitely take advantage! It's such a wonderful country (and amazing food too!).

Snooky doodle said...

Wow these will surely fix a sweet craving :-) They look so good. Nice photos