Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe, Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters chosen by Stefany of Proceed with Caution, is good. That's it. Just good. Not amazing, not a must-bake. It makes the grade, but I don't find myself craving it as I normally do with Dorie recipes.

Oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips is a good start to any cookie recipe, and the cookies' hint of cinnamon and nutmeg adds that unexpected twist that Dorie always seems to think of. So I'm not sure why I'm not loving these cookies. I'm just not.

How did you like the recipe, for my TWD visitors?

I won't be able to visit your blogs til later in the week; I'm currently taking a vacation day from work and spending time with my boyfriend, who just returned from Italy yesterday--the beauty of scheduled posting--but I can't wait to see how everyone's turned out. Maybe someone else thought of a creative twist to take these cookies beyond "just good."


karen September 2, 2008 at 9:42:00 AM EDT  

i really liked the twist of the spices, it really set these cookies apart from just being ok for me. it was one of my favorites so far. it's been interesting to see all the varying opinions on these.

chocolatechic September 2, 2008 at 10:56:00 AM EDT  

I am with you.

They were ok.

They didn't make me think that I wasted my ingredients, but I won't make them again.

Teanna September 2, 2008 at 11:34:00 AM EDT  

Mmmm.. just returned from Italy. I miss Italy! Those cookies look great! Sorry you weren't such a fan!

HoneyB September 2, 2008 at 12:17:00 PM EDT  

I enjoyed these cookies! They are great when you need a big batch for sure. I hope you are enjoying your time with your boyfriend!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats September 3, 2008 at 1:11:00 PM EDT  

Glad you enjoyed them even if they are not on your A list.

The DeL Sisters September 3, 2008 at 10:51:00 PM EDT  

Maybe next week will be better!

Jaime September 4, 2008 at 12:43:00 AM EDT  

i agree - but then i couldn't stop eating them! ha! :) great job

Parker September 4, 2008 at 5:22:00 PM EDT  

Nice, I love PB cookies - need to try them with oatmeal. yum

Pamela September 4, 2008 at 9:20:00 PM EDT  

These were just okay for me. I still ate them, but it wasn't like I couldn't stop myself. Know what I mean? They look great, though.

Jacque September 4, 2008 at 9:51:00 PM EDT  

I'm with you. Not loving them, although that didn't stop me from eating my fair share, lol. I made the chocolate whopper cookies for next week and I like those bunches more.

n.o.e September 7, 2008 at 9:52:00 PM EDT  

I agree with you - I was not bowled over by these cookies. But they were good. I've served them to three different groups (BIG batch!), and each time I've had some (in addition to baking day, of course!) and I enjoyed them. They do well in the freezer, btw.

I also didn't love the chocolate malted cookies, but I have high hopes for the Chocolate Chunkers!

Barbara September 9, 2008 at 1:57:00 PM EDT  

We weren't crazy about these either. There were too many different flavors. But we enjoyed eating them anyway!

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