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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TWD: Chocablock Cookies

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Tuesdays with Dorie this week is all about the Chocablock Cookies, chosen by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet. Do you remember the Granola Grabbers? What about the Chocolate Chunkers? Well, these Chocablock Cookies really remind me of both - except that I really liked both other cookies better.

Unlike many of the other TWDer's this week, I have no issues with molasses, which was a main component in these cookies, but I am really just not a fan of dried fruit. Period. I guess it is just a matter of taste.

Since I did have some dried apricots in my pantry though I decided to try it anyway and give them a chance. So, for my cookies, I used the basic recipe in the book, but used macadamia nuts instead of walnuts or pecans or something else. I used the dried apricots, included the coconut and all the chocolate chunks. Out of sheer curiosity with all the add-in's I actually dumped them all in a large glass measuring cup to find out that this recipe pretty much does equal out to a full 4-cups worth of add-ins. Therefore, it is safe to assume that if you are the type of person who doesn't like cookies full of 'stuff' then these are definitely not for you.

If however, you are a lover of the dried fruits in baked goods thing, well, then these should be right up your alley and since they were easy and quick to toss together you should just go make them right now.

So, why were these cookies just 'meh' for me? Well, like I said, it is just a matter of taste. If I had gone with my usual modus operandi and bagged the dried apricots, I would have really liked them just fine. Since I didn't, and I really couldn't stand all the bites with the apricots jumping out at me, I really didn't enjoy the cookie. It's a real bummer too because, did I mention, a full 4-CUPS worth of mix-in ingredients!!

Either way, the cookies won't go to waste. They will just be pawned off to friends and family who like dried fruit in their baked goods.

To see all the other variations (and if the P&Q was any indication there will be lots of versions out there) be sure to check the TWD Blogroll or check the main page for the new Leave Your Link (LYL) feature where members can leave their direct link to their post each week.

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15 comments:

Memória said...

Sorry that the cookies was just okay for you. It looks good anyway!

Memória said...

Oops! "cookies WERE"

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Sorry that you didn't like these! I don't think I would either!

chocolatechic said...

Sorry they were meh....

I made a different version because, I too, don't think that dried fruit belongs in cookies.

Flourchild said...

I like molasses cookies too! It was a great recipe! Im glad you liked them!

Manggy said...

Regardless, it does look really good and I'm sure it would not have been wasted on me! :)

Lauryn said...

I am not necessarily a lover of lot of stuff in my cookies either. I do think they sound great with the macadamia nuts though!!

cindy said...

I am old and my tastes have changed. I would not have made these cookies 20 years ago! I still do not like raisins, I added dates and a fun fruit mix from King Authur Flour, I also added their burgandy chocolate chunks. The cookies were amazing!

Mary said...

4 cups of mix-ins! Wow. Thanks so much for baking along with me this week.

Ashley said...

I knew that was a lot of mix-ins, but I didn't realize it was 4 cups worth. I tried dried mango, but wish I would've chosen a different fruit. Next time...

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

You can fill my biscuit tin with them anytime!

TeaLady said...

Meh!! here, too. Just too full for me. Love molasses. May try with everything BUT the fruit. They look delicious.

Jules Someone said...

I agree with the "meh" diagnosis. They can't all be winners!

Jess said...

They look like really incredible oatmeal cookies. Sorry these weren't your favorites - on to next week!

Becky said...

cool move on the macadamia nuts. sorry the apricot ruined it for you. boo dried apricots! :)

hope you'll join me next week for burnt sugar ice cream. After all you (and Cafe Johnsonia) were how I found out about TWD! :) I basically have you to thank for all my TWD fun!

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