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!