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Tuesdays With Dorie: Chocolate Chunkers

September 16, 2008

I’m late! I always get these posts done by 8 a.m. on Tuesday (well, usually over the weekend, with an automatic post at 8 a.m. on Tuesday). But it was a rough few days around here. I apologize to my thousands of early-bird readers who were disappointed this morning.

This week’s recipe was Chocolate Chunkers, chosen by Claudia of Fool for Food; she’ll have the recipe (in both English and German, most likely!) if you want to try them yourself.

I made these cookies in a rush, which is never a good way to do anything, on Friday morning before a picnic. There were going to be lots of people there, including lots of kids, and I thought it would be nice to have lots of people to eat these things, because otherwise we were going to wind up eating way, way, way too many.

The recipe calls for raisins. Anyone who has read more than a couple of my posts can predict that I left those out, much to the chagrin of #1 Son. I made half as written (using milk chocolate rather than white, because I forgot to buy white, and because I like milk better), except without the raisins, and added shredded sweetened coconut to the other half. Everything’s better with coconut, right?

Turns out, not these cookies. They were great without the coconut, really amazing, and just good with it.

They taste like little brownies, rich and moist and oh-so-chocolatey. All of four of us loved them, and all four of us preferred the non-coconut version (which didn’t prevent us from eating the coconut ones too, mind you!).

These were by far my favorite Dorie cookies so far.

With coconut:

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And without:

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Try them both ways. See which you prefer.

If you want to see what everyone else did with these, check them out at Tuesdays With Dorie.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2008 9:43 am

    I’m surprised – I would think that coconut would be really good with these. Unfortunately, my waistline is begging that I not take you up on that experiment though…

  2. September 16, 2008 10:31 am

    how dare you hurt coconuts feelings like that. 🙂
    These look great!

  3. September 16, 2008 11:39 am

    I was going to add coconut next time – didn’t think of it in time for this batch – but maybe I won’t. Maybe it’s just one thing too many?

  4. September 16, 2008 5:45 pm

    Oh yum I love your idea of using coconut. I loved these cookies and was very pleased with their taste. I think your look great!

  5. September 16, 2008 6:00 pm

    I love the ooey gooey texture of your cookies! They look fabulous! GReat job and I agree with you . . these are my favorite cookie recipe so far! Delicious!

  6. September 16, 2008 6:56 pm

    They both look tasty. I would definitely still eat the coconut, even though it wouldn’t be my favorite either.

  7. September 16, 2008 7:44 pm

    Great photos! Kudos to you for trying something different, even if it didn’t quite work out.

  8. September 16, 2008 9:43 pm

    Sorry you have had so many rough weeks lately, but maybe Dorie’s cookies help somehow? These cookies have enough in them to cure just about anything! Yours look good, and good job trying the coconut. I tried crystallized ginger and it was really good.

  9. September 17, 2008 7:54 am

    Too bad you didn’t really like these with coconut in them, but fortunately you also made them without!! So far these are my favourite ‘Dorie-cookies’!!

  10. September 17, 2008 12:14 pm

    Oh yum coconut! Great addition!

  11. September 17, 2008 2:11 pm

    Your cookie close-ups look sooo yummy!

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