You may remember my friend Brooke, who is studying for the bar, from this post. Well, the bar is coming ever closer, so I decided it was time for another package of goodies. Brooke is a major chocolate chip cookie lover (who isn't, really?) and she made a special request for chocolate chip cookies.
However, I could not just send her one kind of cookie, so this package is about 50% Dorie's chocolate chip cookies (which I already made and blogged about here) and 50% other stuff. The cookie on the left of the picture is the Baked Peanut Butter Cookie with Milk Chocolate Chunks. The recipe specifically says not to substitute semi-sweet, but I didn't have anything else on hand, so I did it anyway. I thought they still turned out delicious, but I can't wait to try them with milk chocolate. These are not your typical peanut butter cookies. They are much thinner than I expected (which might be because I didn't chill the dough long enough) but they are soft and chewy, so I give them a thumbs up. You can find the recipe here.
The other cookies I made (on the right of the photo) were Dorie's Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops. I had some Whoppers in my cabinet and I just decided to go for it, even though I don't know how Brooke feels about Whoppers. When I ate one of these cookies right out of the oven, I didn't like it that much, but once they cooled to room temperature, I really liked them. It gave the flavors a chance to meld and mellow and you were not overwhelmed with malt flavor. They were also good frozen. You can find the recipe here.
I ran out of tupperwear when packing the cookies to ship them to Brooke, so I packed some of the cookies in plastic bags. I assume that means she will get some tasty cookie crumbs, instead of whole cookies, but I think they will be good anyway. Brooke, let us know what you thought of the cookies. Others, wish Brooke good luck on the bar!