Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TWD - Chockablock Cookies


This week's Tuesday with Dorie is hosted by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet, who chose Dorie's delicious Chockablock Cookies. They are called "chockablock" because they are full of all sorts of ingredients - chocolate, dried fruit, nuts and coconut. They are also beefed up with oats and molasses (or in my case, golden syrup).


The recipe called for shortening and butter. I don't use shortening usually, so I just used all butter, and it seemed to work fine.



These cookies were fabulous - they require a lot of ingredients, which may make them prohibitive for every day baking, but are worth the effort if you have bits of this and that to use up. I did just that - I used mixed chopped nuts and almonds, cranberries, raisins and dried apricots.



Thanks to our host, Mary, for choosing these - she will have the recipe on her site. To check out what the other TWD bakers thought of these, check out the
TWD blogroll.

22 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Yours look really good. Mine ended up kind of flat. Ah well.

Leslie said...

These do look great! I think the golden syrup was a good idea, the molasses was just a little to overpowering for me.

Mary said...

Thanks for baking along with me. Your cookies look great.

Jennifer said...

Your cookies sound and look absolutely delicious! We really loved these!

Pamela said...

I enjoyed these cookies, too. I think you can easily mix up the ingredients to make the cookie work with whatever you've got on hand. I'll have to skip the shortening next time around!

Clivia said...

Yours look lovely! These really were great for using up whatever goodies were in the cupboard.

Marcellina said...

I love these biscuits. I've been tempted to buy this book - it seems like a good one.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They looks super chunky (which can only be a good thing :P). Funny, I don't remember the last timer I used shortening! It's always butter, butter, butter here too :)

Ivy said...

These look delicious Gaye.

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Definitely Tuesday with Dorie, your cookies look delicious, feeling hungry.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

I think these would make a perfect mid morning or mid arvo snack, with all those goodies inside to keep you full for a while. Or, I would probably be full for a while because I ate three of them :)

Flourchild said...

I thought they were fabulous too! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe, they look yummy!

The Blonde Duck said...

They sound good, though!

Baking Addict said...

I'm a real cookie monster! These look amazing - must try them someday.

Brenda said...

Where do you even buy shortening??

Love the cookies, they almost look like you have every food group in them they are so "chocablock" LOL!!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Love the name of these cookies. Yum!

Trissa said...

They look delicious! For me, they should be called chock-full-of-goodness!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Mmmm.... nom.... they look mighty fine. Big, fat, chewy cookies with chocolate. I need me some of those!

jillbert said...

They look nice. Definitely a good recipe to use up some things in the pantry!

Heavenly Housewife said...

These sound great! I can never have too many cookie recipes ;)

Anita said...

Yum - these are my sort of cookies :)

lasinthekitchen said...

Your cookies look Great! The texture really shines through in yours. I thought these cookies were fab too and you're so right - you can throw all of your leftover nuts and stuff in it! =)
I've been looking for golden syrup - never heard of it before but I baked Flapjacks and golden syrup was an ingredient. I subbed with maple syrup instead.