Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TWD—Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

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Caroline and Claire of Bake With Us chose these cookies for Tuesdays With Dorie this week. (They will have the recipe on their blog.)  I halved the recipe and after baking the first sheet-full and not liking how flat the cookies were, I decided to refrigerate the rest of the dough (which was more like brownie batter).  I did so for 30 minutes to an hour and also added some walnuts to the rest of the dough.    The rest of the cookies came out a little bit thicker, but these aren’t my favorite chocolate cookies.  I felt like the oats didn’t belong.

I probably didn’t like these as much as I would have, but I made them on the heels of making these Chocolate Truffle Cakes.  It was hard to compare these divine cakes to a so-so cookie.

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I am always happy when I take the time to participate in TWD and make the chosen recipe for the week, so I’m not at all disappointed. 

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Here’s a chilled dough cookie right out of the oven.  They were nice and puffy, but they flattened out as they cooled. 

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The cookies over on the left that are more flat are from the first batch baking them as the recipe suggest, as soon as the dough was made. 

I am interested to see and hear about other TWD bakers’ cookies this week.

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Just another beautiful, crisp February sunrise over the mountains with Utah Lake below.  I love it when the clouds float down lower than the mountains. 

18 comments:

Tia said...

i added walnuts too - but I did a white choc version :) your truffle cakes look amazing and sooo smoooth.

Lisa said...

Those cookies look good and that view is gorgeous. I would love to wake up to that outside my window. Thanks for linking your truffle cakes up.

chocolatechic said...

I made mine into brownies.

They were fabulous.

Caroline said...

This looks amazing! I love chocolate cookies like this!

Flourchild said...

Oh man those cookies can not even compete with those truffle cakes! I can see what you mean!!
Your cookies look perfect..mine didn't look that good. My oatmeal kinda stayed ontop..strange!
Your view is so pretty! I have always loved the Utah Mountains! Our snow is all most all melted:)

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Your cookies look wonderful, but those cakes look divine! I'm in chocolate heaven over here! :)

bakingwiththeboys said...

Gorgeous picture of the mountains. And I completely agree. The oats did NOT belong!

Pamela said...

I agree with you about TWD. I may not love every recipe, but I do love trying each one! Those heart cakes looked absolutely luscious!

Jodie said...

What? Those truffle cakes look so good! I'll take those over these cookies :)

Eliana said...

Hmmm - these drops look awesome. And good call on the added walnuts.

spike. said...

What a view! yeah, I'd imagine these don't compare to that beautiful cake

jillbert said...

I wish mine had been thicker, but they were still nice and chewy. I liked the addition of oats! Ah, but the truffle cakes look delectable!

peachkins said...

cold milk please!! Oh yummy!

Jane said...

Just found your blog while looking for a recipe for Chocolate Chip Lava cake. I'm going to try yours; thanks!

I am also mom to all boys -- 5 of them -- although mine are older now. Never a dull moment.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I'm not too big of a fan of flat cookies, but hey at least you gave em' a try!! :-)

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Jen said...

These cookies don't look like my favorite, but then I love any cookie with oats in it, so maybe I'll have to try them for myself. They look like they would be great with white chocolate chips.

Caroline said...

Wow, you live in a beautiful part of the world! thanks for baking with us this week, even if they weren't your fave. BTW your truffle cakes look amazing!

Tracey said...

These weren't a favorite here either, but I always enjoy baking with the group regardless of the outcome too. Those truffles are gorgeous and so is that last photo! We had a layover in Utah on our way to Hawaii and I was blown away by the views from the airport.