chocolate chunkers

Just about every week, I’m reminded of why I enjoy being a member of TWD so much. The Chocolate Chunkers Claudia chose this week are no exception. I am always impressed by Dorie’s creativity.

That being said, Dorie and I do often differ on taste preferences. For example, what is with all the raisins? She puts them in everything. I do not approve. Also, peanuts. I like them, but I rarely want them in dessert. Also, this phrase: “You’ll have more crunchies than dough.” But…I love dough. Even more than crunchies.

This recipe is far more involved than my normal cookie recipes. It has quite the substantial ingredient list, and a good number of those ingredients need to be prepped in some way. At least I was able to use up my little-bits-of-leftover-chocolate stash.

She doesn’t call these “chunkers” for nothing. More crunchies than dough indeed. There’s just enough of the brownie-like batter to hold the mix-ins together. But – it works. Yes, I’d rather have a plain, rich, moist, perfect brownie, but for something super-fun and different, I like these cookies.

Claudia has the recipe posted. I substituted dried cherries (which I chopped up a bit) for the raisins and walnuts (not toasted, but they should have been) for the peanuts.


  1. Your cookies look amazing! I’ll take two, please.

  2. i used leftover bits too – dark chocolate instead of white – and comPLETEly agree with you on the whole raisin issue. what’s with that?! your cookie photos are awesome.

  3. Agreed. No raisins please. Your cookies look delish. Great job!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  4. I loved all the stuff in these cookies so I lucked out this week. Your cookies look great!

  5. Well I’d say that dough looks good enough to eat. Oh and your cookies too. 🙂

  6. Wow, love that pic of the dough. These look great!

  7. Hmmm, as a Cadbury Fruit and Nut fan, I have no problems with raisins– but I totally understand why others would. I ADORE dough!! But I would still probably eat all the chunkers up 🙂

  8. ur pictures look great! So do the cookies!

  9. i lurve your minature versions. Look power packed! great work!

  10. I love the simplicity and clarity of your pictures… a total contrast with the chunkers’ richness and gooweyness!
    Great Job!

  11. They look perfect! Fantastic job.

  12. I love the background – such happy flowers everywhere! Beautiful cookies too 🙂

  13. Kelly D says:

    Love the picture of all of the wrappers. That pretty much sums this cookie up.

  14. Bridget they look delicious, great job! I’ve passed on a blog award to you, you can pick it up at my site 🙂

  15. teaandscones says:

    Fantastic little cookies. Look yummy! Love the background.

  16. Your cookies look great! I love the background in your pictures. I agree with you about the raisins in these- I passed on them too!

  17. I felt the exact same way about these – I liked them, but I would rather have a brownie. I laughed so hard about your raisins and peanuts comment – glad I’m not the only one who isn’t into it! Still – your cookies look fabulous!

  18. Your cookies look great! Yes, I think Dorie has a thing for the raisin. I used golden raisins and dried cranberries. Your dried cherries sound fab!

  19. Your cookies look fantastic, and I love the adorable background! I’m on the same page…I’d rather invest the calories on a brownie.