Tuesdays with Dorie: Chockablock Cookies

April 27, 2010

This week, the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers are baking up a drop cookie chock full of good stuff! Thanks to Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet for selecting Chockablock Cookies for us.

Chock full of goodies!

What I did:

  • Made half the amount.
  • Omitted the nuts
  • Used dried apricots and dried cranberries for the dried fruit.
  • Substituted agave syrup for molasses because I don’t care for molasses.

How it went: Drop cookies! Easy!

How it tasted: I liked the “stuff” in the cookies – chocolate, dried fruit, coconut. But the cookie texture was kind of rubbery and not very flavorful – I’ll take the blame for that though, since I didn’t use molasses. I’m sure I turned these cookies into something they weren’t supposed to be. My husband wasn’t enthusiastic about these, especially the texture. But hey, we’re eating them. They’re cookies!

If you like molasses, these might be worth a try! Mary will have the recipe posted today, or check page 86 of Baking: From My Home to Yours.


  1. I liked the filling to, but didnt care ‘too much for the texture like you

  2. Did you take that picture inside your oven?? How did you do that? Very interesting….

  3. Sorry the texture wasn’t good for you.

    It might have been because of the agave.

    I used brown sugar instead of the molasses in mine.

  4. I’ve never used agave, but could that have caused the strange texture? Well, at least your still eating them!

  5. I used molasses, they were excellent, but I like the flavor of molasses. Fun cookie with many options.

  6. I’ve never used agave either…I’d like to try it, though. Maple syrup works well if you want to try that.

    Your cookies look great!!!!

  7. Your cookies look yummy. I added a bag of trail mix to mine..all the goodies made them super good!

  8. I subbed Golden Syrup for the molasses and they were great! Sorry they weren’t a huge hit for you!

  9. I used maple syrup which you couldn’t taste at all. Your cookies look delicious!

  10. Thanks for baking along with me….an OK cookie is better than a great something else!

  11. Jill -so glad you experimented – those additions sound great, although I’m sad you didn’t enjoy them more. It’s just a cooky- they’ll be others! They DO look delicious though!

  12. i used apricots too!

  13. Well, they look great! I made a half a batch as I just wasn’t sure how all those things in one cookie was going to go over…WHAT WAS I THINKING???? The boys inhaled them and wanted more. That will teach me…just trust Dorie!

  14. Hahaha – “Hey, we’re eating them! They’re cookies!” I think that’s kind of how I feel about them! You put it perfectly!

  15. I preferred the version I made without molasses. I upped the sugar and added a little honey.

  16. Oh, I hate to hear that they were rubbery! I used the molasses, and honestly, if I hadn’t made them, I wouldn’t have been able to identify the molasses flavor. You could in the batter, but not in the finished cookie.

  17. I’m with you – they’re cookies!

  18. Great reaction to them! I don’t think I’ll find these highly memorable, but they’ll certainly get eaten. Sorry the agave didn’t work out.

  19. Sorry the texture didn’t feel right for you – but your cookies look yummy! =) I love your comment – we’re eating them, they’re cookies, totally made me laugh! =D

  20. I want to try the apricots next time!

  21. I loved these and didn’t think they were molasses-y, but all the other flavors probably took over.

  22. I’m not a huge cookie fan so I purposely included mix-ins I don’t like so I wouldn’t mindlessly eat these. They seem to be getting lots of raves though so I sort of wish I had tried them 🙂 Sorry they weren’t a hit at your house.

  23. These look good and I like that there’s so much stuff in each cookie.

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