Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TWD: Chockablock Cookies



These remind me a little of the now well-known featured on Regis and Kelly Compost Cookies by Momofuku's Milk Bar. No, they don't have potato chips or pretzels in them but they sure have a ton of other delicious goodies including nuts, dried fruit, coconut and 2 whole cups of chocolate chunks.



Tremendously versatile and adaptible to whatever you have on hand, these were a pleasure to make. The combination of textures and contrast of colors also makes them look pretty on a platter. I made the recipe into bars instead of cookies because I prefer the chewier, moister texture of a bar and the ease of stacking them for easy transport and serving. It's so much harder to over-bake a bar than a cookie.

For the recipe and to see what she baked up, visit TWD's Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet.

38 comments:

Joanne said...

I'm a bar person as well...why do things taste better in bar form?

Love your mix-ins!

Holly said...

Love the fruit in these bars:)

Flourchild said...

Your cookies turned out wonderfully! Im glad you liked them. I enjoyed baking them too!

Jennifer said...

Your cookies look delicious! These were awesome!

sarahe said...

they look so yummy as bars!

bexbakes said...

Good idea making bars! They look lovely.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Genius! Bar cookies are the best! :)

Mary said...

I love them in a bar form. Great idea. Thanks for baking along with me this week.

Ashley said...

I thought about making these into bars and looking at your's I wish I would have. They look great!

Jencrafted said...

Bars....now why didn't I think of that! Fantastic-looking bars, Tia......as usual! You're always so creative!!

The Mortensens said...

Your version looks delicious. Glad you liked them! Your pictures look great too!

The Mortensens said...

Your version looks delicious! Glad you liked them. Great pictures too!

mike said...

Bars.... what a great idea. These would make fabulous bars. I love all your additions "photo" - they're chock full of good stuff - just like those kitchen sink type cookies! Nicely done!

chocolatechic said...

Potato chips? Pretzels?

What a fabulous idea.

I just loved these cookies.

alvarosa said...

They did remined me, too, on the Compost Cookies - just made them a few weeks ago.
Bars would have been perfect, especially as mine didn't get in a real cookie-shape. Next time...

Leslie said...

You are so smart...bars are the way to go with these!

cindy said...

These cookies were fun to make--so many flavors and textures. I like your bar idea.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks tempting :)

Valerie said...

Wow, these look irresistible as bars! Great idea. :D

I love the your blog header too!

Mary Ann said...

I prefer bar cookies too, for all the same reasons as you. Your mix-in choices look great!
Glad these turned out to be a hit!

Nickki said...

I love your bar cookies! They look so good, I could eat one right now!

Baking Addict said...

I love cookies. Bars are great though. Great job!

Pamela said...

Bars are so wonderful and easy, too! Nice choice. Looks amazing.

Rachel said...

I will have to try the bar form! Great job on your cookies!! :)

Mary said...

These look great as bar cookies, and apricots beat raisins any day! I didn't get to make these this week, as I was steaming away on the DB challenge.

Joy said...

The bars are a great idea! Yours look perfect!

Teanna said...

I've had the pleasure of eating the compost cookies and they are might tasty! What's even better from Milk Bar is the Crack Pie! Your bars look great!

Elle said...

These are wonderful cookies...yay Dorie! Love your photo of the ingredients, too.

margot said...

Your ingredients look delicious! I made mine on Monday night and I contemplated bars since they're quicker, glad to know it works.

Emily said...

Wow, these sound amazing. I love cookies with dried fruit in them.

lasinthekitchen said...

Soo clever to bake them as bars! They look delish and I love the bowl they're in - soo cute! =)

myfamousrecipe said...

Bars. What a great idea! Somehow I've missed out on the compost cookies phenomenon. Until now, that is. Thanks for mentioning it!

Meg said...

Love the bar idea...looks great!

Justin said...

these look really good, but i think i'd need convincing on the dried fruit.

Criollobylisa said...

Bars... pretty smart! Your mixins look yummy!

Piggy said...

Love the idea of making the cookies into bars! I'm gonna try it out one of these days. :-)

Jules Someone said...

Ooooh, bars! Why didn't I think of that?

Lynnylu said...

Great idea making the cookies into bar! The ingredients would make wonderful bars. thanks for stopping by my blog.