For this weeks TWD bake-fest , Claudia of Fool for Food selected, Chocolate Chunkers on page 70 of Baking From My Home To Yours.
Chocolate Chunkers doesn’t hint at the fact that these are QUINTUPLE chocolate cookies. I have had death by chocolate deserts that are less generous with the cocoa bean than these little darlings.
I was pleased to use my baking chocolate brought back from Singapore. I have never seen unsweetened chocolate in Australia. There may be some hiding in major capital cities, but not in Darwin! My good husband just accepted me stocking up (6 bars) in Singapore back in July. Usually I use 70% dark chocolate and reduce the sugar in the recipe.
It is starting to heat up in Darwin again. The chopped chocolate (a great way of using up the half used bars of white, milk and dark chocolate lurking in the fridge) even though I kept it in the freezer until just before mix in, started melting as I scooped it out. Bless living in the tropics!
These are seriously good. I used a combination of pecans and cashews (toasted up in the oven) as the nuts in the mix. I also included the sultanas (although I had a moment where I thought about leaving them out). The nuts and fruit give balance and texture to something that otherwise could ‘just’ be a fabulous chocolate cookie.
These are the cookies I will crave when I have had a tough day and need a chocolate hit.
Now go and check out Tuesday’s With Dorie blogroll to see what other yummy things the Dorie bakers have gotten up to this week.