9.16.2008

TWD: Chocolate Chunkers


Thanks to Claudia of Fool for Food for selecting this week's recipe, the unbelievably chocolatey chocolate chunkers. 

I have to be honest, given the amount of ingredients (chocolate chips, peanuts, raisins, etc) that were going into the cookies I was worried they were going to be too "full" to be tasty. I even considered omitting the peanuts or the raisins just to be on the safe side. Then I ended up giving in and the only change I made to the recipe was reducing the amount of peanuts to 1 cup.

The ultimate verdict was 2 thumbs up all around- even my Dad indulged and ate a bunch even though he has been very conscious about reducing the amount of sugar in his diet (maybe the cookies were too good then?) :-) I even liked the raisins and how the moistness played off of the crunchiness of the peanuts and the chips. Next time I'll cut back a little bit more on the peanuts but they definitely will be made again!

5 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I'm glad these turned out so well for you, despite your worries. They look wonderful.

Lori said...

it's always nice when you like something more than you think you will! i think i'd cut back on the peanuts next time, like you did. or else use pecans. the peanuts nearly overwhelmed the cookie - hard to imagine, with all that chocolate!

Jules Someone said...

I'm glad you liked these so much. I tried almonds instead of peanuts. It was a good substitution.

n.o.e said...

I cut back on the nuts also (and cut back on some of the other add-ins) - I used madadamias which were not as assertive as peauts. These are good good cookies (I'm eating one from the freezer right now). Glad you - and your dad - liked them.
Nancy

Barbara said...

Glad you liked them! There's so little dough holding these together, no harm in cutting back the add-ins -- you'll just get to taste more of the nice brownie-like dough!