Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

chunky peanut butter and oatmeal chocolate chipsters

[recipe here]

Some of you might remember that A. has some kind of freakish aversion to peanut butter. So, when I saw the title of this week's TWD recipe, chosen by Stefany of Proceed with Caution, I felt a little bit bad for him. After all, lots of people are actually allergic to the stuff, so I figured I could find some other thing to flavor the cookies with... and I found it!

tahini can

Tahini, or a smooth paste of ground up sesame seeds, has a nutty type of flavor, and it has the texture of a thin peanut butter. Dorie's recipe says not to use natural peanut butter, but there wasn't much choice in the tahini department, so I mixed it up really well before using it. No peanut chunks or anything, but I'm not a huge fan of those, myself ;)

Here's my spankin' new Beater Blade, which held up well to these cookies!

beater blade


The round tablespoons of batter, post-2-hour-chill...

cookies before being baked

...and post-15-minute-bake.

cookies after being baked


The final product tasted delicious! A little bit odd, like you couldn't place quite what the flavor was, but in a good way. The flavors blended really well with the oatmeal, chocolate chips and hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. And A. liked it, which is more than I actually expected :)

cookies and milk

The recipe can be found on Stefany's blog or in Dorie's book, Baking. Don't forget to check out the rest of the blogs on the TWD blogroll!

24 comments:

n.o.e said...

Beautiful cookies, and SO creative in your substitution. I wonder if almond butter would be good? hmm, the possibilities. My husband is allergic to chocolate so I'm often having to come up with an alternative (but sometimes he is just out of luck!)
Nancy
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

rainbowbrown said...

Very, very cool. Tahini was such a neat idea.

VeggieGirl said...

Tahini, eh?? Excellent!! Peanut-Butter-Oatmeal is my all-time favorite cookie variety :0)

SiHaN said...

i've never thought of the substitutions! but great idea!

Marie said...

Your cookies look amazing!¬ Well done on the substitution! I rolled mine into balls to bake as well and had nice and lovely round cookies!

Lori said...

what a great idea - tahini has such a nutty feeling to it. you couldn't really taste the peanut butter in the regular recipe anyway.

ostwestwind said...

I like the idea using tahini. I'll use it for my next batch.

CB said...

You are such a good wifey! Tahini butter sounds interesting. So what did you think of the beater blade?? Isn't it fabulous? I love mine.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Amy said...

What an interesting idea!! They look great!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Jacque said...

Interesting! I would have never thought to use tahini in cookies, I've only seen it used in hummus. But now I know!

Glad to hear you both liked them :)

Teanna said...

Tahini! How innovative! Love it!

Flourchild said...

I love your cookies. I have never hear of Tahini before. Im glad you found something in place of the peanut butter.

Nickki said...

Wow, Tahini! What a great idea! Your photos are absolutely stunning.

PheMom said...

Super job, especially with finding a PB sub - they look great!

Prudy said...

I get ridiculously excited to see your photos each week. What a great substitution. Mary Ann at Maresfood and fun used tahini in some cookies this week too and they both look wonderful.

HoneyB said...

I'm glad you enjoyed them! I would try one in a heartbeat!

Maya said...

Brilliant move to make it with tahini!

Tammy said...

great substitution and great photos. At the food show last month I tried a no peanut peanutbutter made from sunflower seeds that was delicious. I think it was Australian but you may be able to get it in the states?

Jaime said...

tahini? interesting addition. the cookies look perfect

Anne said...

Wow, way to make the recipe work for you- the end result looks fabulous!

How's that beater blade? I've had my eye on one for a while...

The DeL Sisters said...

I've made Tahini oatmeal chocolate chip cookies before, and really liked them! Yours llok great!

Jules Someone said...

The tahini is very interesting! Glad they turned out.

Jamie said...

Cool idea, I have a jar of Tahini in my fridge! I left you an award on my blog if you want to check it out, stop by! :)

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