Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TWD: Chockablock Cookies

Oh, she sneaks under the wire!

I mean really under the wire, since - although I've thought of them for days - Tuesday morning dawned with my still not having made these cookies. And since I'd only made one Tuesdays with Dorie recipe this month, I risked getting kicked out if I didn't get to them.

And then, lo! My day did turn to rubbish. And we all know what the cure for a Really Bad Day (tm) is...


So I threw together the batter tonight. (Like most of Dorie's cookies, it comes together in a jiffy.) I did halve the recipe, and then only baked two, because there's only so much temptation you should invite in when you're recovering from Bad Day-itis. The others will be baked when I'm feeling a little more stable, and promptly packed up for the coworkers.

Why? Because they're freaking awesome. I was all "Oh, I'm on a diet...I'll just eat one" and promptly hoovered them both up. Rotters.

Why am I suddenly speaking in English slang? Maybe it was because I replaced the molasses with Lyle's Golden Syrup. I love Golden Syrup - a British version of corn syrup with much more flavor - with a love to rival a thousand suns, and I kind of detest molasses. Reading the recipe, I was already considering swapping them out, and when I read on the TWD forums that others had done the same thing, off I went.

As for the mix-ins, I used a kind of strange mixture of cranberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, papaya, apples and ... something else. It sounds strange, but mixed with the oats and coconut, it worked really well. I also added Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips, which are more like flat discs and melt in striations throughout the cookie. Heaven.

These are a good, hearty "cookie jar" type cookie, and I definitely intend to make this one again.

Want the recipe? Head over to Popsicles and Sandy Feet.


  1. All of your mix-ins sound terrific, that's the beauty of this recipe, almost anything goes.

  2. I totally agree that cookies always make a day better! I bet your cookies were super yummy with all of the add ins!

  3. Very fun mix-ins and your cookie looks delish! My boss thought I just dumped whatever I had in my pantry into these cookies and I guess I can next time! HAH!

  4. I have got to try that Lyle's Golden Syrup! Sounds awesome. I wasn't hip to the molasses myself and reduced it considerably. Hope something wonderful goes up next door!!!

  5. The mix-in combinations sounds yummy! How great is Lyle's Golden Syrup? I'm not sure if I would have liked these with molasses. You chose a good week to wait until last minute - nice and easy recipe.