Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie Number 13: Chocolate Chunkers

Ah, I have found my precious!

I sense danger....it is all around...must protect....my preciousssss.....

Well, Frodo gives these cookies 2 thumbs up, and considering he is very limited in both movement and facial expression, that's saying something.

This week's recipe was chose by Claudia of Fool for Food and is the absolutely decadent cookie Chocolate Chunkers. What can one say about a cookie recipe that used 2 giant Hershey bars, 1-1/2 cups of peanuts and 1 cup of cranberries? The cookies are like candy loosely held together by cookie dough, and they make me very, very happy. It's the kind of happiness that makes me glad that I still have my membership at the YMCA, because I keep eating cookies.... If Frodo had packed chocolate chunkers along with his lembas bread for his epic journey across Mordor, he would have had little difficulty with his passage. How could anybody be cross with hobbit carrying pure gold in cookie form? Really, I want to know.

21 comments:

Pamela said...

Cute post! I love how Frodo is being watches by the cats. Those cookies were considered "precious" here, too.

Di said...

That's hilarious. =) I especially love the cats eyeing Frodo with suspicion...

Lori said...

ha! your pictures remind me of mine, but I just photoshop in my daughter. what a great post.

Engineer Baker said...

I don't know... people might do some pretty drastic things to steal those cookies away from Frodo...

Marthe said...

I love your cats!! They are so cute! These Chunkers are delicious!

MacDuff said...

LOVE THIS. Oh man, your cats are patient. Kofi would have beheaded Frodo instantly. And yes, gym memberships are a good idea, aren't they?

Susie Homemaker said...

I think you may need a vacation more than I do.

Madam Chow said...

Precious, indeed - these cookies either stay in the house, or go to my most favorite people!

Mara said...

ha ha i love the frodo addition, he looks like he could use a few of those cookies! they surely will fatten us all up with all that chocolate in them...yum!

Carol Peterman said...

There is no letting the gym membership laps with baking every week!

Ninny said...

Very fun post!!! Love the Frodo!

Mike Spoodles said...

Mr. Frodo!

I'll acknowledge our shared nerdiness--I have the same action figure. With chocolate chunkers, Frodo would have had enough energy to get to Mordor and back. However, he'd probably have been too fat to make his way through Shelob's Lair.

Oh well. He'd make a tasty, chocolatey spider-treat, and the book's true hero (Gollum) would reign victorious.

n.o.e said...

It's great that Frodo weighed in with his opinion. He'd have been just a bit weighed down with one of those cookies!
Nancy

Barbara said...

Love your post! They were "precious" here too!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Great photo of Frodo, kitties and cookies! The Chunkers truly look huge with Frodo gazing down on them.

Flourchild said...

Funny post! I love your cookies. I really thought these cookies tasted wonderful!

Kayte said...

Very fun post...your cookies look great, too!

Mary Ann said...

I love how you added Frodo to your pic! Your cookies look yummy!

Christine said...

Love this post. Cats are adorable and your cookies look delicious!

Nickki said...

I loved your post! You really made me smile. Cute pictures :)

Jacque said...

Oh my gosh, you crack me up! Lucky Frodo... not only delicious cookies, but monster ones to boot, LOL.