Another fabulous recipe from Dan Lepard. Lots of people seem to have been baking these; Celia, Suelle, Joanna and many more I'm sure, so I thought I'd better jump on the bandwagon too. If all these lovely people thought they were good, they must be right! (N.B. This does not follow where garlic is concerned - the whole population of the world might love the stuff but it still won't persuade me to like it... anyway, going off at a bit of a tangent there...)
I stuck to the recipe pretty much as it is printed here, except for substituting half of the dried blueberries for cranberries (I already had cranberries, and had to buy blueberries, making them seem more expensive!). I used 70% cocoa chocolate (and used 140g), and chopped it up myself rather than use chocolate chips as I haven't found a source of 70% cocoa chocolate chips. Plus I substituted vanilla extract for the almond, for obvious reasons!
I don't often make cookies, and I tend to over-bake them when I do, but I managed to keep these on the lighter side of charcoal! Perhaps I should try more often though, because these were really good. The recipe is definitely a keeper and I'm glad I jumped on the bandwagon!!! They've got a lovely chewy centre and the chewiness is enhanced by the oats and dried fruit too. I haven't had dried blueberries before, and even though it's going to sound stupid I'll say it anyway - they really do taste quite blueberry-ish! And wholemeal flour - these are surely good for you! Many positive comments from my colleagues confirmed my view that these are excellent!