Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chockablock Cookies

The Crumbler! My new name for this cookie after I changed some of the ingredients and sold these as a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis at their annual walk event. I took my daughter and one of her friends to sell the cookies. Here's her friend, at the table. They also needed to earn community time for high school graduation requirements so, it didn't take a lot of convincing to get them out there first thing in the morning!

Having this idea in advance of knowing that Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet was going to select it had me excited! First, I made the recipe exactly using dried cranberries, peanuts, coconut and chopped bitter sweet chocolate. I found the chocolate to be overwhelming and the cookie itself unattractive. In the second batch I reduced the molasses to 1 TB and increased the granulated sugar. I also used golden raisins, peanuts and reduced the amount of bitter sweet chocolate to 10 oz. and added fresh nutmeg and cinnamon. This made a more balanced cookie and much more attractive. On the rack you'll see in the bottom row each cookie; the darker being the original recipe. Check out Mary's site because she did so many different versions of this cookie which all look fantastic!
We sold approximately 50 cookies that day which was great considering that free subway sandwiches and drinks were given away to all walkers. This cookie was a great success! If you're interested in learning more about The National Multiple Sclerosis Society you can go to http://www.nationalmssociety.org/.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely sounds like some good substitutions. I too found the chocolate to be a little too much, but I did like how it balanced the other flavors. And thanks for what you're doing for MS!!