Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dove Dark Promises Cookies (Treats For Co-Irkers)

What would you think of a food blogger who doesn't have chocolate chips in her pantry? I mean, it's like McDonald's not having Big Mac sauce or Arby's not having roast beef. (Coincidentally, I've encountered both of those situations upon visiting these establishments.) Talk about being caught with your pants down. It must be so embarrassing!

So this friend of mine (Sybil) had that happen to her. She was all set to make some chocolate chip cookies and when it came time to stir in the chocolate chips, she discovered she was without. First of all, who doesn't have their mis en place before starting a recipe? How ridiculous! Fortunately, our little baker/blogger is quite fond of Dove Dark Chocolate Promises and she always keeps a stash in the left rear corner of her pantry, right beside the Craisins and Planters mixed nuts. (at least that's what she tells me.)

Not one to be caught with her pants down, our ingenious baker/blogger decides to use her coveted Dove chocolates in her cookie dough. She goes on to inform me that other people put Snickers bars and Reese's cups in their cookie dough so who am I to tell her that she can't use Dove chocolates? At this point, I just kept my mouth shut and asked her if I could borrow some of those cookies to send with hubby for the co-irkers. Always kind and giving, Sybil agreed to share. I thanked her multiple times... that's just my personality.

Dove Dark Promises Cookies (makes about 3 dozen Sybil-sized cookies)

1/2 cup peanut butter
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup old fashioned oats (I she used Coach's Oats)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 (9.5 oz) package Dove Dark Chocolate Promises, each chocolate cut into fourths

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In bowl of stand mixer, cream together the peanut butter, butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Scrape down beaters and bowl.

In separate bowl whisk together the oats, flour, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer and beat well.

Stir in by hand the Dove pieces.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheets for a minute or two before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.

26 comments:

Megan said...

I love those dark Dove Promises, and making cookies with them is a fabulous idea when you've run out of chocolate chips!!

Nanan said...

Love these - not quite sure I would use up some good Dove Dark Promises on my Hubbies co-irkers... hehehehe

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

lordy, you are killing me this afternoon. All I have in my work cupboard is nature valley granola bars. I would much rather have these!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Now those look like some super delicious cookies...so inventive using the Dove chocolate! I just bough a HUGE bag of chips at Costco....hopefully my pants will remain in place...lol

Leslie said...

These look great and all but I just can't concentrate. not with the word "Snickers" thrown out there. I'm going to have to try that one.

Pam said...

That Sybil is an amazingly quick thinking woman.

Co Irker said...

I am soo bummed.

Not because of the cookies. Oh heavens, no! They were wonderful. We felt extra decadent because a)you used such top notch chocolate and b)it's only Tuesday.

No, I'm bummed because while I was upstairs yakking I missed these being delivered by our own beloved Sybil.

So, thanks, Sybil, they were fantastic (I had two and I was supposed to be good and only have 1). We appreciate your sacrifice of the good chocolate.

TGIT

Hanaâ said...

What a creative friend you have :o) These look yummy! Too bad I can't eat peanut butter...

Haden News said...

This is my kind of cookie!!

Moogie said...

Super YUM!!!!!! I could eat about half a dozen .... easily.

Sweet and Savory said...

I want to be a co-irker, please, please, please.

These look great.

Lyndsey said...

They look wonderful, a shame to use thoes wonderful Dove Promises on cookies, but then again, they must be the best cookies!!

Memória said...

I have had many days without chocolate chips in my cupboard. That is when I make oatmeal raisin or snickerdoodles haha.

These cookies look fantastic. What a great idea to use the Dove chocolates.

stephchows said...

you should change the name to "caught with your pants down cookies" LOL!

Kat said...

I love Dove chocolate. They look so yummy.

Debbie said...

Wow...those look fantastic! Send some my way!

June said...

Oh good grief Mags. Now you've gone done it again. These look absolutely incredible & perfect for a road trip. LOL

ajcabuang04 said...

These look delicious!! I love how there's big chunks of chocolate!! YUM!!

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msmeanie said...

Oh lordy, those pictures are making me drool. I love this idea of putting chunks of all sorts of chocolate bars in cookies. They look absolutely amazing. You're too nice for giving them away -- I definitely wouldn't share.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

What a convenient substitution of the Dove Dark Promises for chocolate chips. Your friend Sybil should be very proud.

Amanda said...

Ohhh mama! I made some candy bar cookies last year using milky ways and snickers, but Dove! MMMM!

Tia said...

yum!!! Dove should pay you to use that photo in its ads. it has me wanting to runt out and buy Dove just to make these!!! lol.
The name always reminds me of soap though... Dove soap... lol

Barbara Bakes said...

I think I saw this Sybil movie many years ago, only the ending was a bit different. But thanks for the reminder that I am out of chocolate chips. I don't think I'd be able to part with Dove chocolate chip cookies.

marla said...

This should be an advertisement for Dove! Gorgeous cookies :)

Amanda said...

HA HA HA! Oh Sybil :) there have been multiple times I have run out of a key ingredient. It's just my personality to adapt and move on.

You kill me! Great looking cookies mags!

Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having said...

I've used all kinds of chocolate bars in the place of chips. These cookies sound great! I also love the word "co-irkers" :)