TWD: Chockablock Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie was Chockablock cookies, chosen by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet.

I’ve heard of chockablock cookies before but never got around to giving them a little more attention. I’m glad these came up in the rotation because they really were amazing. They’re an “everything but the kitchen sink” kind of cookie (which I can totally get behind), and it’s the combination of all these completely different flavors (molasses and chocolate chips!) that actually make it work.

I didn’t find any one flavor to be overpowering – I love molasses so that didn’t make me worry, and the chocolate chips, walnuts, oatmeal, raisins and shredded coconut work well together. This made a lot of cookies though so if you don’t have a lot of sweet-teeth to satisfy I’d probably halve the recipe.


TWD: Coconut Tea Cake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie was the Coconut Tea Cake, chosen by Carmen at Carmen Cooks. I made it this morning not realizing it would take an hour in the oven (I know, I know. I usually do read ahead) so the girls and I had it for lunch instead.

The cake itself was a little on the bland side so I dressed it up a bit with a simple glaze and some shredded coconut on top. Even with a little almond extract in the glaze the flavors were still really muted, so I don’t think I’d serve this for dessert, though it is perfect with coffee or tea!

I didn’t do any of the extras though if I had a lemon I would have added some of that. Like Carmen, I also took mine out of the oven several minutes before the directions said to and even that may have been too long since it was a little on the overdone side.