Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TWD: Chocoblock Cookies

I'mmmm backkkkk!

I am so glad to be making this post right now. You don't know how much I've been missing baking and blogging. I would think of it often, but it would make me so sad to know that I was physically so worn out and nauseated to do it. But I managed to do it this week. And I'm so glad.

This week's Tuesday with Dorie was chosen by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet. Be sure to check out her site for the recipe of these very interesting cookies. Lots of stuff in these cookies.


I literally just made these cookies half and hour ago. I had planned to do it last night, but my afternoon nap turned into an evening nap, which I just couldn't shake the stupor off for. I'm usually a night baker, but with this pregnancy, I have been so wiped out, I'm lucky to be fully conscious after 10 pm. So sad. I guess I'll have to start switching my schedule around.
As with many recipes, I had to modify this one a lot based on the ingredients I could find here normally...and based on things I thought I had only to learn I didn't. For example, I always keep loads of butter around, but I guess because I haven't been baking as much, I haven't been staying on top of it. So lo and behold, no butter. Well, margarine it is. I never have seen shortening here, so more margarine. The closest I can find to molasses is this black thin honey stuff that I don't really know what it is, but I'm not sure I want to know. Never have found old fashioned oats here, so I used muesli cereal. I figured that was better than quick oats, but who knows. I didn't have any nuts, but I figured it didn't really hurt to have them left out. Also, I thought I had a lot more semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I didn't. So I used part semi, part dark, and part milk. But I think this change will just add to the cookie. And...nope, I think that all the changes I made. I would have loved to try this recipe as is, but that will have to just wait until next time.
I haven't actually tasted them, but they smell pretty good. Perhaps after I take a nap I'll feel up to trying one,  but if you're anxious to hear how they taste, be sure to check out the other TWDers who made this one and find out.

I'm pretty sure I'm back for good, so be sure to come back soon!

9 comments:

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Glad you're back!! Your cookies look fab, too! :)

chocolatechic said...

Taste them soon, you will make your mouth all kinds of happy.

mike said...

Huh? Eat them - now! They're wonderful - even with your substitutions I'm sure! They look delicious -can't wait to hear your personal review!

cindy said...

Glad your back. The cookies are excellent, we love them.

Tia said...

they look wholesome, hearty and chewy. :) welcome back!

Teanna said...

Welcome back! And congrats on the pregnancy (I've been MIA as well!) THe cookies look great!

Clivia said...

It's great to have such a flexible batter. Your cookies look delicious!

Pamela said...

I hope you are feeling well rested. The cookies look great, and I certainly hope you enjoyed them.

TeaLady said...

Creative way to deal with what was missing

Congrats on pregnancy. Stay well.