So, to try and make him feel better (although I doubt it did because he's driven some trucks to test drive and he can just taste the desire so much stronger now) I made the TWD treat for the week. Stefany of Proceed with Caution chose, Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters on page 73 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking cookbook. To view the recipe you can visit Stefany's blog.
Well, I must say, this was one cookie dough I could not keep my fingers out of! The only thing that stopped me eating the dough was putting it back in the fridge to keep cold while one batch was baking! Now I had to force myself to NOT eat these cookies. I decided that since Grumpy and I are supposed to be switching to healthier lifestyles (and these cookies are far from healthy for you - with 1 cup butter and 1 cup peanut butter they are filled with fat) that this week and next when making cookies for TWD we will eat one cookie each, I'll leave a few for Chris, and the rest will go to work for Friday seminar. Ok, they will go to Friday seminar if I don't give them to my other son and his wife to try too. lol. Someday I may just have to make some goodies for Chris to take to work also since he tells everyone about his mom's cooking, maybe he should share some of it with them!
This recipe is a definite keeper. I followed Dorie's recipe and had only a "slight" hesitation when I saw the word nutmeg. I have never been a nutmeg fan, but in certain things I do like it. I wasn't crazy about it in the Black and White Banana loaf but I really liked it in these cookies (hence my cookie dough stealing). This recipe made just under 4 dozen cookies - not bad! For additions what I added was the following:
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/2 cup peanuts
I also read that people didn't notice much "peanutty" taste. This was one of the reasons I used peanut butter chips. The flavor of peanut butter was not as strong as you would suspect (especially using a full cup of it!) but it was there.
So far, I would have to say I have liked all cookies I have made of Dorie's. I have made the World Peace and Granola Grabbers (another TWD post) and now these. I never thought I was a cookie person unless they were my Nanny's soft, tender cookies. I guess as I have gotten older my cookie consumption has expanded and I am finding that I like them!
To see what other TWD bakers did with their cookies this week, visit our blogroll!