This week's Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet: chockablock cookies - an interesting name for a cookie that is serious business! These cookies include molasses, oats, coconut, chocolate, dried fruit and nuts. I wasn't sure how all of those flavors were going to work together but it was easy enough to throw them together so I figured why not. Plus, some of the TWD bakers who didn't wait until the last minute to bake the cookies were giving them positive reviews.
I made half of the recipe which gave me 15 cookies and I went with a combination of dried cranberries and raisins for the fruit and walnuts for the nuts. Since I don't like walnuts, including them was my way of ensuring that I didn't eat any of these cookies. I just received a ton of delicious treats from Margot in my Secret Baker package so the last thing I needed was more cookies tempting me. I've also recently decided that I'm not a huge cookie person. I'd much rather save my calories for pies and pastries and candy!
I emailed my mom yesterday to see if she wanted my cookies and she jumped at the chance. They aren't the most photogenic little guys but she absolutely loved them nonetheless! One of the things I was most curious about was how prominent the molasses was - I was concerned it would be overpowering and compete with everything else going on in these cookies. That wasn't the case at all though according to my mom. The many flavors worked together to make this one terrific chewy cookie!
Many thanks to Mary for hosting this week! You can find the recipe on her blog or on page 86 of Baking: From My Home to Yours.