Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie—Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters as logsOperation Baking Gals is a group started by Susan of She's Becoming DoughMessTic dedicated to shipping baked goodies once a month to soldiers stationed overseas. According to Dorie, these Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipster cookies are good candidates for shipping, so “Give A Little Support” and bake these up!

{They’re also perfect as after-school treats for the kids!}

Playing Around
Cookies in Coin WrappersI tried baking these cookies in paper coin wrappers! I thought it might be a cool way to keep a log shape, and it worked {for the most part}.

To get the cookie dough in the wrapper, you just take a spoonful and push it in. I found using my hands was easier than a spoon.

I was running behind on my TWD post and too impatient to chill the dough as recommended in the recipe, so when they were baking, they gushed out a bit. But, after chilling them and then trimming the ends, they looked presentable. Plus, they didn’t get crispy, but stayed soft and chewy inside the wrapper.

I first tried this technique with the Granola Grabbers, where the dough is more crumbly, and it worked perfectly with that cookie dough.

Recipe

Ingredients for Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate ChipstersYou can find the recipe for Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters in the book Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. To see how the rest of the TWD group fared with this week's recipe, click here and then click on each blogger! Thanks to Stefany of Proceed with Caution who chose the recipe for this week.

Baking time: I baked them in the coin wrapper for 15-18 minutes at 350˚F.

Yield: I halved the recipe, and it made 18 $2-Canadian-coin-size log cookies.

Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters as logsTasting Notes
The oatmeal and chocolate combined with the peanut butter makes these cookies delicious! I loved how soft and chewy mine were. It's the perfect treat for the first day of school!

Recipe for Next Week (September 9)
Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops on page 85 Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart.









38 comments:

karen said...

paper coin wrappers?? what will you think of next?!? i love coming to your blog because i always know i'll be surprised. :)

Rebecca said...

What a cool idea! Where do you come up with this stuff?

Lori said...

WHAT A COOL IDEA!!!!

Bridget said...

The paper coins are a neat idea.

I actually did send these to Iraq for Operation Baking GALS - as well as the Whopper cookies and the Granola Grabbers.

CB said...

You are Miss Creative! Love how it turned out. Great job! PS. I voted!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Jules Someone said...

Coin rolls? Really? Who'd a thunk it? Some day, when I grow up, I want to be as creative as you are.

AmyRuth said...

Thanks for teaching all of us something so fun. You are a great source. Love your creative idea. How did you get the dough into the wrappers? I missed that part. Did you alter the oven temp?

Thanks again so much
AmyRuth

Nickki said...

Wow - what an amazing idea! How do you do it? You are so creative.

The DeL Sisters said...

What a creative person you are!
Thats so neat!

Great looking cookie rolls

kim said...

wow! these look so pretty! i continue to be amazed at your baking innovations :)

PheMom said...

So seriously cool! What an absolutely fun idea!

Susie Homemaker said...

oh dear lord that is too cool. lucky for you you mentioned me and the baking GALS, or else - well, or ELSE! I can't have you being this amazing!

Sandy Smith said...

The coin wrappers are a terrific idea - never, ever would have thought of it! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

Ok seriously....How in the world did you think of the coin wrappers??? I wish I could be that creative!!! Love love love it!!!

Rachel said...

10 zillion points for creativity! (not to mention, deliciousness)

Heather B said...

oh wow! That is so cool! Great idea! Love the paper coin wrappers. The cookies look delicious!

rainbowbrown said...

Those look perfectly snackable. I love them.

Y said...

So cute! And I loove your photos :)

dorie said...

To repeat what another fan said, "who'd a thunk?" The rolls look great and I love the picture of them standing up and wrapped in a ribbon. A terrific idea!

Natashya said...

What a great idea!
I swear, I don't know how you come up with these things!
Good of you to promote the GALS, are you shipping to Canadian troops or American? (or both?)

Andrea said...

You are so creative! What a neat idea, they look so cute and delicious.

vibi said...

Great idea Shari!!! What nice cookies! Boy! talk about never wanting to do things like others!!! LOL go go go... Bravo!

Jenny said...

What a nice shape for the cookies! Bet they are easier to pack up that way (and did you have to have the wrappers wet to do that?)
Btw, did I miss your DB post or is my memory going on me? (And seriously, it could go either way.)

Amy said...

This is so clever and CUTE!! I wouldn't have thought of that in a million years - how creative you are!! :-)

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

The Kitchen Vixen said...

your skills are seriously out of control. what an absolutely fantabulous idea!

Teanna said...

You are unbelievably brilliant! You make me jealous.

Anna said...

Oh wow! Those look unbelievable!

Pamela said...

What an amazingly cool idea!

Lori said...

Very clever. You have an amazing mind.

Wendy said...

What a cool idea!I'm so by-the-book and need to explore my creative side and try different things. This is great.

~Kimberly said...

I'm at a loss of words! You are just too darn creative! You go girl!

SUGAR BETTY said...

Nice touch! Good photos! :D

LyB said...

Are you kidding me? That is like, the best idea ever! So original, and it makes for great pics too! :)

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I love your log-shaped version! What a creative idea!

sara said...

Shari you are crazy! Where do you come up these ideas! Love it. Can't wait to see what you cook up with these comming holidays!!

Thip said...

what a great idea!!

Vera said...

What a genius idea, Shari! But where can I find these wrappers? I don't work in a bank :)

Danica Patrick Milk Mustache said...

Def need some milk!!