Tuesday, September 16, 2008
TWD - Chocolate Chunkers
The TWD recipe this week was chosen by Claudia of Fool For Food and is chocolate chunkers. It has been a huge cookie month for all TWDers! I think this is the fourth cookie we have baked in the last 6 weeks, but this has to be my favourite yet! And that is saying something, as all the cookies from Dorie’s book have been fabulous!
The chocolate clunkers were really a whole heap of chocolate chunks and nuts held together with a sticky almost brownie like dough. To make the cookie you beat eggs and sugar together, add melted chocolate and butter, then a little flour and cocoa powder – just like for brownie. To the mixture you then added chunks of dark chocolate and chunks of milk chocolate (or white chocolate), chopped nuts (I used pecans) and Dorie added raisins – I hate raisins and other dried fruit, so I didn’t bother with that part (what is it with Dorie and raisins!!!! – she adds them to so many things that I think are just better left alone!).
I halved the recipe and made 12 large cookies – I so wish I had made the full recipe because these were soooooo good! These cookies had the perfect mix of crunch and chew – slightly crisp on the outer edges, but deliciously chewy and gooey in the centres! I am going to make more later in the week as my youngest sister is coming to stay and I know she will love these! I used milk chocolate as my other chocolate chunk in the cookies but I bet they would be really good with white chocolate chunks – in fact I reckon that Whittakers white chocolate with macadamias would be just perfect!
I loved these and will certainly making them again! See if the other TWDers loved them as much as by looking at the TWD blogroll here.