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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Chocolate Chip Apple Cookies





These cookies are my entry for this month's We Should Cocoa Challenge hosted by lovely Chele at the fantastic Chocolate Teapot  blog.  The ingredient to be paired with chocolate for November is apple.  I'm not overly keen on chocolate and fruit combinations but I do like being challenged to try making something I might not normally bake.  I wanted to do Chele's challenge early this month - partly because I failed miserably to enter last's month's event and also because I'm going on holiday so won't be posting for a couple of weeks. 


I thought about making an apple and chocolate cake but it just wasn't doing it for me. I then thought about doing an apple crumble incorporating white chocolate into the topping but I'm a bit of a crumble purist.  So after some internet research I finally decided on making these cookies whose recipe I found on www.food.com.  I'd say the chocolate slightly dominates the apple but only a little bit.  The apple was grated which meant it didn't produce a soggy cookie, in fact they are very cake like.  I'm just not sure about them but it then occurred to me as I tried my second that they fit my 'Jaffa Cake theory'.  I'm just not sure either about Jaffa Cakes but every time I'm offered some I always have to have at least two to check that I still don't like them. Let's face it if you don't like something you don't go back for more so these cookies are in the same category.  I'm not wild about them but I don't dislike them. Mr CB however loves them so it is definitely just a personal thing. 



15 comments:

  1. Think I might be with Mr CB on this one, they sound pretty damn good to me. Hope you have a great holiday.

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  2. They do indeed! A really yummy entry- I've still got my thinking cap on for this month's theme...

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  3. They sound delicious - Jaffa cakes on the other hand, just wrong!

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  4. Love the idea of combining apple and chocolate - not a combination you see often!

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  5. I love all your different apple/chocolate combinations. I use to dread jaffas as a child and now, like you, I'll eat a few anytime I'm offered. I do think that I'd like the combination of cookies you have here so I may have to try them :)

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  6. I really like the sound of these. After years of research I've decided that I definitely do like Jaffa cakes - but maybe I need a little more research.

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  7. They look like brilliant sized cookies ... and of course having apple in them would make them one of your five a day too ;0)

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  8. Thanks for the comments. Good point Chele!

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  9. They look lovely - really substantial and I like the use of wholemeal flour in there too. Healthy ;-)

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  10. I need a cooky now...may I have one of yours? Sounds delicious

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  11. Healthy, and wholesome too!:)

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  12. I'll pop one in the post to you Manu!

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  13. These look really good! I love cookies and don't mind cookies with fruit. Have a great holiday!

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