Monday, May 3, 2010

Post #189: I'm late, I'm late, I am so very, very late, cookies! TWD: Chockablock Cookies

Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland
No wonder you're late. Why, this watch is exactly two days slow.

Okay so I think my clock is running even slower than that, almost one week slower. With a newborn in the house and so many activities to do with all the kids during a day, I think I have finally found my match.  If something has to give, it has to be my blogging. What I miss most, is reading and commenting on other blogs. I can hardly wait to get my energy and schedule realigned, so that I can do it all! One day soon, I hope. 

For now, here is how my cookies turned out. 

From chockablock cookies

The only substitutions I made were to substitute 1/2 cup of wheat flour for some of the white flour. I also used white chocolate chip and milk chocolate chips instead of bittersweet chocolate. For the dried fruit, I used cherry flavored Craisins. These cookies went fast. They were like a souped up oatmeal cookie with so many little goodies inside! I was a little weary of using molasses, but the flavor proved to be just right. It is easy to pretend these cookies are good for you with all the oats and ingredients of a granola bar, so that is just what I did.  Gotta fool yourself some times. 

Thanks to Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet for choosing this very easy recipe that I am definitely going to make  again soon, especially since I have leftover cookie batter. Next time, I am going to add some cocoa powder and extra coconut flakes. I love the versatility of this recipe (which is posted on her site).  It is very easy to use pantry products in and help dump your leftover baking stash. 

I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!

I need sleep!!!

Skipping all the ice cream recipes. I do not have an ice cream maker or know if I would have the time needed to make homemade ice cream. Not something I want to chance just yet. Seems like fun, though! 

Next up for me, Southern Living's Chocolate Chip Bundt cake! 


Leslie said...

They look great! I'm amazed that you can form a coherent sentence with an infant and other kiddos at home.

Mary said...

I think they look great. Thanks for baking along with me...I agree, they are really is SO hard to cook with tiny people underfoot so I think anything other than take-out is a big success.

Anonymous said...

The cookies look terrific!