Friday, December 17, 2010

Oh My! Chunky Lola!

Do you have the Flour cookbook yet?  No?  Well this recipe is reason enough to add it to your Holiday wish list!
  
I can say that honestly because this is the only recipe I've made so far - but these cookies alone have made the book worth it.  And I am sure that these won't be the last recipe I make!


You saw my Boston apartment's 'oven' recently.  Can you imagine baking cookies in there?  I tried a few times, but it took forever when I was making 4 cookies at a time....So I knew cookie baking would be high on my list of things to make in my big kitchen!  

Also, its time for law school finals.  Not much can cheer up a law student during finals, but cookies are a good start.  I also owed Rafe's dad some baked goods as payment for legal advice....and I needed to make friends with coworkers.  Yes - this recipe makes a lot of BIG cookies.

It starts with a pretty standard creaming of butter and sugar....white and brown....YUM




But all the other things inside are what make this cookie incredible: Oatmeal, toasted pecans, sweetened coconut, and chunks of dark chocolate.


I probably could have made even MORE cookies....but I HAD to taste-test the dough.  


I realized after I mixed, that it is suggested to chill the dough for a few hours or overnight.  I could not wait, so I baked six cookies immediately, then let the remainder of the dough rest.
They came out Flour bakery perfect if I do say so myself.  I think its less to the credit of my baking ability and owing more to Joanne Chang's very clear, detailed, and specific instructions. 






Knowing how to bake these, and some of Flour's other delicacies may be dangerous....but I think they might help me make friends in CT!

Also, Joanne Chang did not pay me for this post - it's straight from the heart. But I would accept the recipe for the tomato chutney that graces the delicious lamb sandwich at Flour as a thank you!

.....hey, it was worth a try!

16 comments:

  1. Oooh. Now THAT is my kind of cookie. If someone gave that to me I would be their friend in an instant.

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  2. Those do look Flour Bakery perfect! These are definitely my favorite Flour cookies. Maybe you'll get that chutney recipe one of these days. :)

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  3. These look wonderful. I'm glad you finally have a kitchen where you can whip up your favorite treats!

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  4. Oh I haven't seen this cookbook but now I think I want it! :)

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  5. Sounds awesome!!! All the awesome recipes I've seen from this book so far make me actually want to purchase my first baking book! Glad you're liking your new big CT kitchen!

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  6. Hehe, awesome. I'm going to try to make some tonight!! We're going to another holiday party - I think my friends may like me even more with cookies in tow. ;)

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  7. I love this cookbook! Great job on the cookies. I'm glad to see you're taking advantage of your sweet new kitchen situation.

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  8. I bought several of the Flour cookbooks to give away as gifts, and ran out so now I need to buy a new one for myself! I have a big feeling that these will probably be the first recipe I will attempt too :)

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  9. These are packed with goodies and look completely and insanely delicious! I am adding the cookbook to my wish list!

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  10. I SO want to get this cookbook! Glad you enjoyed the cookies and congrats on your move!

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  11. That book is almost as delicious to look at as those cookies are!! Yay for local food stars

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  12. I want these now! They look delish.

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  13. hey there just found your blog via Daisy and see you are about to move to CT, well I live in CT so I cant wait to see what restaurants, etc you review!

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  14. Um, these look amazing! And I just ate lunch, so now I'm dying for a cookie/dessert.

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  15. This book is going on my list. Love it!

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