Tuesdays with Dorie: Chockablock Cookies

April 27, 2010 at 1:01 am | Posted in cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 23 Comments

chockablock cookies

Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet decided on Chockablock Cookies for TWD this week.  Why “chockablock?”  Because they are loaded with good stuff– dark chocolate, dried fruit (I used cherries) and nuts (cashews here).  Oops, I almost forgot to mention the oats, coconut and molasses.  Don’t worry, the molasses doesn’t make then seem like spice cookies…it gives them a lovely chew and a brown sugary sweetness.

Usually extra cookie dough winds up in my deep-freeze, and is pulled out when I have nothing else prepped for dessert.  But not this time…these guys were gone in a blink.  Yeah, they are that good.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read Popsicles and Sandy Feet.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. These look very tasty. I can see all the great chunks and real ingredients. Yumo

  2. Oh yes, like the idea of cashews. Always fun to see what kind of font you are going to use on your photos. This week is really cute!

  3. I used cashews and dried cherries, too. Quite yummy!

  4. I agree these cookies are good! Im glad you enjoyed them. They look tasty! You gotta love all those yummy add ins!

  5. hmmmmm…i’m not a fan of molasses, but reading your description makes me reconsidering using for these cookies.

    I’m lovin’ the rich golden brown color of your cookies – yum!

  6. Nice color and they look really chewy. AWESOME!

  7. I chose walnuts, dates and burgandy chocolate. It was a great combo, there are so many possibilities!

  8. Yep, guys inhaled these over here as well…gone in a flash with requests for more. Yours look like perfection from here.

  9. Exactly! I’m glad I photographed them before taking them to work – not one left! 🙂 Yours looks great!

  10. Ooh, I love the photo of the cookie! It captured the texture and color so well! Makes me want to just pick it up and take a huge bite! I didn’t have cashews in my pantry, but I can imagine the rich nuttiness that it’ll add. Great job!

  11. Thanks for baking along with me this week. I am glad you liked them too.

  12. Speaking of deep freeze… these were the best frozen, I must admit to eating more than a few unbaked! These look great! And the molasses made these have such great flavor! NIcely baked this week!

  13. these look yummy ! I like oats and dried fruit in cookies.:)

  14. I was afraid that the molasses would take over the chocolate and they would get in a fight, so I subbed brown sugar in.

  15. I bet your cashew/cherry combo was phenomenal!

  16. Cashews…genius. Looks great!

  17. Ooooh… cashews are probably the only nut I would like in a cookie! What a great idea!

  18. Love the idea of using cherries and I’m sure that it pairs really well with chocolate!

  19. I think I just had too much fruit in mine. Cashews sounds good.

  20. I went with cherries too, and I bet cashews were a perfect match. I never think to bake bake with cashews. I love the look of your cookies, great photo.

  21. Ooooh! I love that name!! And everything that’s in them. They look super substantial and delicious!

  22. Steph, you’ve convinced me yet again- now I’ve gotta try these cookies! When I first saw them in Dorie’s book, I thought they might have TOO much going on, but if they’ve received your seal of approval, I know they’ve gotta be good. Yours certainly look delicious (then again, so does everything you make!) 🙂

    Hope all is well… I’ve actually been meaning to get in touch with you because I have a question about this month’s CSB recipe (I know I can’t put it here because the recipe has to say hush hush), so be expecting an email from me soon!

    Have a great start to your week! Look forward to hearing from you.


  23. I’m not a huge cookie fan so I purposely included mix-ins I didn’t like so I wouldn’t mindlessly eat these. Now that I see how many raves they’re getting, I know I’ll have to make them again so I can try them. Yours look fabulous!

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