Tuesdays with Dorie BWD: Mokonut’s Rye-Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

December 28, 2021 at 10:50 pm | Posted in BWD, cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 8 Comments
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Mokonut's rye-cranberry chocolate chunk cookies

I remember a couple of years ago when this recipe for Mokonut’s Rye-Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies appeared in Dorie’s NY Times column. They seemed to be popping up, not just at the little Parisian restaurant where Dorie fell in love with them, but in kitchens everywhere, and they always looked so good. They made it onto that mental list I have of things I want to bake and then totally forget about (maybe I should start a notebook for that list??). Thankfully they also made it into Dorie’s new book, and into our TWD rotation…so now they have finally made it into my kitchen.

These cookies have quite the ingredient combo: more rye flour than AP, dried cranberries, chunks of bittersweet chocolate and poppy seeds, so many poppy seeds! They bake up chubby but get flattened down with a tap of a spatula, which makes them really chewy and gives them lots of bumps and crackles. The cookies are golden on the outside, but poppy seed grey on the inside. They hit all types of flavor and texture notes…sweet, tart, salty, earthy, chewy, seedy. Deliciously interesting, for sure!

If you don’t have the book Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple by Dorie Greenspan yet, get it and join us as we bake through it every second and fourth Tuesdays! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll and all the other participation deets over on Tuesdays with Dorie!


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  1. These are really a keeper. I’ll try them with cherries, white chocolate and white poppy seeds again.

  2. Both your bakes look great. I agree that the cookies were interesting.

  3. SO many poppy seeds hahah…and yes, interestingly delicious! Perfect description!

  4. These were devine! Yours look so perfect.

  5. I loved these! Yours are SO perfect! (as always!)

  6. These are by far my favorite cookie recipe. I have made them 3 times for family and friends. A winner.

  7. They look really wonderful. And, well, let’s not talk about that part where you say, “poppy seeds, so many poppy seeds…” because I goofed and somehow (because you know I am not a reader or anything, lol) I managed to just add either 3 teaspoons or 3 tablespoons of poppyseeds instead of 1/3 cup. I’ll do better next time. Next time mine are going to look like yours!!

  8. these look really pretty and the flavour combo would be very yummy!

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