Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TWD: Chunkalicious PB Choco Chipsters



YAY ...another cookie! Seriously, how can you go wrong with a little cookie makin'??? I adored the Granola Grabbers, drunken rum style and I knew just by the name (chocolate, peanut butter, oatmeal?!) I'd love these too. Chosen by Stefany of Proceed with Caution, these had all the amazing elements for a fabulous treat.

Especially since thanks to the caking and cupcaking I have been doing lately, I am really not loving the idea of cake as much right now. Cookies are simple, easy...and even if they come out looking wonky, they typically still TASTE good.



Speaking of looking wonky, these cookies kinda do. I halved the recipe and mine didn't spread AT ALL. If I hadn't pushed them down a bit to give them a slight dip they would be little chunky chippie mounds. So in the 2nd batch, I added about 3 tbls melted butter and about 2 tbls water just to try to loosen the mixture up a bit.



I subb'd white wheat flour for the ap but I used 1/2 the amount of oatmeal as well...because all I had on hand was instant maple and brown sugar, lower sugar style ala Quaker. I think that might be the dry culprit because lets face it. When you put one of those packets into a bowl of water...it puffs up and absorbs like no tomorrow. So really, I might have needed way more fluid.



The 2nd batch didn't really spread much either actually though they spread a little more than the first batch. The third batch I pressed down with a mini spatula and got fun lines in them.

But looks aside, these are easily a new favorite. I used peanut butter reese's chips AND 60% bittersweet ghiradelli chips...and more of the jar of Skippy than the recipe called for. Other than the white wheat and oatmeal subs, everything else was pretty much the same. The taste on these was 'stuff them in your mouth' good. I could see why other TWD gals were saying they were having problems getting the dough in the oven...because they kept EATING it! Gals after my own heart.



I am traveling in Europe for work next week, so I will do my TWD this week and just set it to post next Tues, but if I am lax in responding for comments, that's why!! However I am here this week so can't wait to see what everyone's chippies look like....YUM! Don't forget to check out the rest of the TWD baking community's wonderful chipped goodness here. Enjoy!

19 comments:

Lori said...

I like that - "stuff them in your mouth good" is exactly right. i'll bet your right about the culprit that kept yours from spreading. but so good, no matter what!

chocolatechic said...

Yeah...the dough was fabulous.

I wish that I had used peanut butter chips.

Tanya said...

Wow these look good. I love how yours are "chunky" as opposed to flat.

Teanna said...

Love your take on the name! Much better than the one Dorie came up with! haha! Enjoy your trip!

HoneyB said...

I used peanut butter chips also. I hope you enjoy your work trip next week!

rainbowbrown said...

Ooh, I think they look great all firm looking. Nice work.

BETTYISAWESOME said...

Those look chunky monkey delicious! :)

bakingwiththeboys said...

The extra peanut butter is a great idea. The PB wasn't overpowering to begin with.

Nickki said...

Wow, peanut butter chips sound great. I wish I could buy them in Scotland. My lovely american neighbour buys me american candy whenever she goes back to Michigan, so I might just need to mention these to her....

Your cookies look so good
:)

Heather B said...

Peanut chips! Oh yeah! Great job! They look delicious!

Megan said...

Traveling in Europe for work - is that considered work? Sounds like a great job to me - where do I sign up?

The Kitchen Vixen said...

i like your little mounds! less crumbs when they are just a mouthful.

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Gigi said...

They are so chunky and cute! I think they are adorable. Try to sneak in some sightseeing while you are in Europe. Have a safe trip!

The DeL Sisters said...

We halfed the recipe, 60 cookies is a lot! We really enjoyed them as well!

LyB said...

Ooooh, peanut butter chips! I wish I'd thought of that, it must have been delicious along with the chocolate chips. they sure look good. :)

Ivy said...

I am totally with you. When you want to bake something but want to keep in short and sweet-cookies never fail you. :)
And I love Reeses peanut butter chips-they make everything better.

ingegerd said...

they look really good!nice job!

Glass Slipper Cakery said...

Hope you had FUN in Europe! These look fabulous! I love your previous post too! Beautiful cuppies and cake!