Okay, so I lied. I was going to make the Malted Chocolate Whopper Drops and post them before I went to Europe but as it usually does, somehow time got away from me...and even though I chopped the Whoppers and chocolate chunks a good 3 days before I was leaving, somehow they just sat there and stared at me until I left on Friday 9/5.
When I returned on Friday 9/12, and actually surfaced from a 10 hour sleep coma on Saturday 9/13, I thought...I will make those cookies this wkd. And make them I did...I have a few random pictures but since this is not a post about the Malted Chocolate Whopper Drops, I won't steal away from the TWD this week which is Chocolate Chunkers, thanks to Claudia from Fool for Food. I just had to say that I MADE THE COOKIES! It alleviates my own TWD slacker guilt. I did however, pause while consuming a third chocolate croissant in Paris last Tuesday and think about the TWD clan, so that counts right? So, here they are...and they were yummy.
Anyhow, I am back from Europe, it was a wonderful fun AND productive time...I traveled for work but it was my first time to Europe so I had to make it count. I have wonderful memories and we got a lot of work done which was, of course, the whole goal.
So onto Chocolate Chunkers. The name is deceiving. When you think Chocolate Chunkers you think, big fat chocolate chunks in a yummy old fashioned kind of Toll-House cookie, right? RIGHT? Well I did anyway.
But in reading the recipe, I started having Granola Grabbers flashbacks. Apricots? Raisins? Chocolate? What? So, I went a little old school with these and just did...mostly oodles of chocolate chunks. Dark, bittersweet, and milk chocolate. With some peanut butter in the cookie base instead of the melted chocolate and cocoa, so they were more of a visually traditional looking cookie. And diced pecans in 1/2 for fun. Because seriously, something called Chocolate Chunkers should primarily be about chunks of chocolate!
By the way...cookie recipes are the best. They take all of 10 minutes to whip together, you can easily half the recipe, eat 2-3 (or 5) and then take the rest into work and pawn them off on people who need an afternonon pick me up at 3pm. I didn't take that many photos because, as many of the TWD community has been saying...cookies don't always photograph well. And let's face it, I'd rather be eating these things than taking photos of them!
I used white wheat flour in these cookies as I find it's a perfect sub for regular in something like chocolate cookies. Plus fiber is always fun. These did not spread at all, as most people noticed in the P&Q...so I smooshed them down before baking.
Next week's pick is something that sounds slightly unappetizing, Dimply Plum Cake. I am not sure I will participate because (a) I won't eat it and (b) I doubt anyone else at work will want to unless I rename it. So maybe I'll make Dimply Plum chocolate raisin cookies or something. Anyway, check the rest of the TWD community's cookies out here!