Tuesday, April 27, 2010
TWD - Chockablock Cookies
I was certain this recipe would be a no-go for my family. Too many elements, including a dried fruit which always causes a divide here. Raisin haters are very vocal. Fear led me to make only a half recipe.
I was wrong. I took my little plate of cookies outside to photograph and when I came back half the cooling cookies were gone. The next day I got up and remade the cookies, a full recipe this time.
I hadn't used the contentious raisins, but cut up prunes, which really added no taste at all, but a good dose of fibre. Instead of the recommended molasses, I used a very thick maple syrup. The flavour was delightful in the batter, but I couldn't really taste it in the finished cookies. For nuts, I went with unsalted peanuts and also used chocolate chips.
These were a big hit and I'll certainly make them again when it's time to use up the leftover add-ins in my baking drawer.
Many thanks to Mary of the blog Popsicles and Sandy Feet. As well as giving the recipe, she expresses some lovely sentiments about this baking group.
Now it's time for those cookies and milk.