Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Chunkers

chocolate chunker with bite taken out

[recipe here]

Tuesday is here, and TWD presents Chocolate Chunkers!!! These cookies are like... woah. Stupendous, super rich, beyond chocolatey. Yummmmm! I wish I still had some around... but they are long gone, and so is my stash of Whole Foods bulk chocolate ;) Thank you, Claudia, for picking these!!

stack of chunkers

I honestly didn't think that this much chocolate could fit into a cookie. The recipe called for 19 oz! Crazy talk. There were definitely more chunks than batter in these guys.

batter with spatula

True to form, I opted to use dried cranberries rather than raisins. They were delicious! Just the right amount of sweetness, tanginess and texture to add something special to the cookie. (As if it needed anything with all that chocolate... wait.. check out this next photo! That's only PART of the chocolate!)

the chunks

My trusty #40 scoop worked well, although I overfilled it slightly for each cookie because the chunks were so unwieldy.

the cookie scoops

My cookies spread out quite a bit, and I think chilling the batter just a little would have helped keep the chocolate bits in better shape, rather than having them become melty explosions. Oh well... they still tasted great!

finished cookies

Check out Claudia's blog for the recipe (and if you are a chocolate lover, you should make this ASAP), and all of the other TWD blogs!

finished cookies

P.S. - sorry if I don't comment as much as I normally try to this week, it is kind of crazy!

29 comments:

Lori said...

your cookies are gorgeous! i don't like white chocolate so didn't add it to mine, but when i saw your photos i thought you'd added some marshmallows, and i smacked my forehead...that'd be great. wonderful photos as always!

VeggieGirl said...

It should be illegal to create something that luscious-looking - yum!!! :0)

Marie said...

Your cookies look wonderful! So rich and delicious. Well done!

melly~ said...

your cookies look great! lovely photos. i like them better all spread out than a ball of cookie which is how mine turned out.

after reading a few other experiences with refrigeration this dough, you'll be glad you didn't. seems it turns into a chocolate rock!

well done!

CB said...

Mmmm... Craisins. Cookie eater after my own heart. Down with raisins! HAHA. Pictures are gorgeous as always. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Marthe said...

My chunkers hardly spread out, I didn't put the dough in the fridge. I absolutely loved the cookies!!

rainbowbrown said...

What nice looking melty explosions those are.

Flourchild said...

Yum! I loved these cookies. Yours look great!

SiHaN said...

the white chocolate in the photos are absolutely divine. honestly, i'm drooling over my keyboards now.

vibi said...

This is probably why your blog fits its name so well!
Your chunkers look amazing! ...plus, the melt in your mouth picture makes them even more appealing!

Engineer Baker said...

That's too funny - I saw the first picture, and all I could think of was "whoa." And there your second sentence was, confirming my reaction! Yours spread a lot more than mine though, which I'm jealous of. Without spreading, they don't look nearly as attractive, imo.

Maria said...

Wow, your photos are stunning! The cookies look so gooey and ready to eat! I love all of the chocolate!

msalem10 said...

Not enough chocolate!

Just kidding Ba and I loved them.

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, yours are way better looking than mine! Mine were just really thick and lumpy. I bet the cranberries tasted awesome!

Liliana said...

Your cookies look, well, scrumptious - just like the photography. Great job!

Prudy said...

I love the irregular chunks of white chocolate contrasting with the dark cookie. Gorgeous as always.

The DeL Sisters said...

Your cookies look lovely! Great photos!

Isa said...

I seriously LOVE your pictures!
And well, I loved these cookies too! Glad you enjoyed them as well =)

Jules Someone said...

Chilling the batter just made it very hard to scoop. Nice looking cookies!

PheMom said...

These look fantastic! Glad you liked them!

The Food Librarian said...

these look fantastic! i love the white chocolate in yours.

Carol Peterman said...

I agree, great cookies and great photos.

Kayte said...

Your photos are outstanding...and the post is always fun, too. Great job on the cookies!

n.o.e said...

My milk chocolate exploded but the white stayed pretty intact. Weird. I know those cranberries were tasty in the cookies. It was an insane amount of chocolate...
Nancy

Erin said...

Your cookies are so pretty! Your pictures really capture how chocolaty they are!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Stunning cookies! They look delicious!

Maya said...

luscious and stunning!

Barbara said...

Your photos are wonderful! They are making me want some more cookies...

boogies and stuff said...

Whoah....that's a lotta chocolate...and boy do those look like some GOOD cookies. Glad you enjoyed 'em!

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