Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Chunkers

Ladies and gentleman, please allow me to introduce you to the cookies that will destroy your diet - Chocolate Chunkers. They look so innocent but they are pure baked evil. This week's recipe was chosen by Claudia of Fool for Food. Haben Sie vielen Dank Claudia!
I was doing so well too! Last week I ate within my 1200 calorie limit and I went to the gym three times (60 minutes on the elliptical each time too!) but then along came this cookie and everything went down the drain. Well, maybe I’m being a little dramatic, hopefully they haven’t completely ruined my efforts. Although I have lost count of how many I’ve eaten. These are such good cookies, I was feeling iffy on the raisins but now I’m totally in love with these.
I used Ghirardelli chocolate, peanuts (leftover from the Granola Grabbers), white chocolate chips and baking raisins (they're supposed to be extra moist). The biggest part of the prep was chopping the chocolate and the peanuts. I did get to use my new green chopping board (from Macy's Martha line) Everything else was easy-peasy. There was very little 'dough', it was mostly the extras, chopped chocolate, white chocolate chips, raisins and the peanuts. My arm did get a little tired mixing in the last bit of stuff. I scooped out little mounds of cookie dough, it was very sticky. After I pulled them out of the oven I was tempted to pull them off the cooling rack but I waited a few minutes so I wouldn't burn my tongue (because that's what I usually do). These cookies, barely warm, are pure bliss, the chocolate is melting, and the crunch and salty-ness of the peanuts paired perfectly with the chocolate and raisins. The husband approved too. This was really a fabulous and decadent cookie, I can see myself making them for Christmas goodie boxes.
Next week it's Dimply Plum Cake!

17 comments:

Steph said...

Your cookies look great! Don't you just hate it when you're doing so well during the week and then Tuesdays roll along with all the delicious treats staring at you waiting to be devoured? Then again, they're always so much fun to make and eat! If you don't mind, I'm kind of interested in the types of food you are eating in your 1200 calorie diet.

Lori said...

pure. baked. evil. you are absolutely right!

April said...

Oh nothing very exciting. Lean Cuisine, bananas, unsweented apple sauce, baby spinach salads, baby carrots, fiber one bars, grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts,lots of steamed veggies.

Madam Chow said...

Yes, indeed, fabulous cookies! And 1200 calories a day? I shoot for 1500 -1600, or I'd lose my mind!

Teanna said...

Those look DELICIOUS! Even though I try not to eat them when I bake, I always end up over my 1,200 calorie limits as well! The cookies are out to get us!

n.o.e said...

Yup, TWD has gotten me back to the gym. 3 times last week, and I'm headed there today after lunch. I aim for 1200 most days, and only eat sweets on the weekends. And 100 calories worth of chocolate as a reward/incentive on days I work out. Some days, that's just too much will power! Btw, the Dimply Plum Cake was delish.
Nancy

SiHaN said...

it was hard resisting those warm cookies huh... anyway, all the best with your dieting plans!

Pamela said...

Definitely decadent!! I'm thinking about adding these to the Christmas cookie list, too!

Jamie said...

I have to watch what I eat a lot more that I have become a bake-a-holic! Your cookies look great!

Engineer Baker said...

Awesome job keeping up on the working out - I think we all need it with these sorts of recipes :)

Mara said...

i know i was surprised at the little flour, i had to add more since i was so disturbed by it...hehee. congrast on sticking with the 1200 cal diet (i need 1600 since i work out so much) but yeah these are not the cookies for a diet.

Prudy said...

Your pics came out so lovely. They look so good, and who's counting anyways. Not me.

Anne said...

Wow, your 1200 calories and gym time is pretty tough, good for you! I kind of feel like TWD can ruin in a good week like that in a hurry, but it makes me really happy to do it! LOL. Great job!

The DeL Sisters said...

They look wonderful!

Christine said...

All that time on the elliptical machine you deserve a cookie! Plus these were really pure baked evil!

Jules Someone said...

I would say that you worked off at least a dozen cookies. Nice job!

Barbara said...

These really were wonderful!