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Feb 19, 2012 11:56 AM

Ooey Gooey Versus Crispy Crunchy

Ying & Yang, life must have both. What comes to mind when you think of these 2 tastes?

A shared recipe would help us visualize (or taste) better.

Also, let us know which side of the flavor spectrum you tend to be on.

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  1. if it's cookies, i want the ooey gooey! i love chocolate chip cookies that are barely cooked. and same with brownies!

    if it's pizza though, i want crispy crunchy - i love a light flatbread with just a bit of cheese and then tons of vegetable toppings. the doughy cheesy ooey gooey is just too much for me.

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    1. re: jamieeats

      Sounds like a good combination....cookies & pizza....yes, a good pizza can become a wonderful meal if you don't overload it with gobs of cheese...gosh, I would like some now.

    2. You'd be surprised how wonderful a gooey chocolate chip cookie recipe can be when Rice Crispies are stirred in and Nestle crunch takes the place of the chips. You get the best of both worlds.

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      1. re: katecm

        katecm, that is nothing short of brilliant.

        1. re: buttertart

          This idea made the hair on the back of my neck stand up in a good way. :O

        2. re: katecm

          We've chopped up Nestle crunch bars around Halloween (when the mini bars in a bag are easy to score on the cheap) and added them to chocolate chip cookies in place of the morsels. They are super good!

          Today we baked the Crispy and Chewy CC cookie recipe from Smitten Kitchen and added 1/3 cup of finely chopped cashews to the batter. OMG, really good.

        3. Flavor spectrum? or texture spectrum? Two different questions. I would consider "ooey gooey versus crispy crunchy" to be texture, not taste.
          I like a crispy cookie to dunk in milk.

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          1. re: wyogal

            Gosh, I just thought if would be neat to have you folks list your favorite ooey gooey food/dessert or your favorite crispy chrunchy food/dessert.

            Sorry for the confusion there.

            1. re: cstout

              Then maybe you should have said that. I found your question confusing because it mixed together a couple of different concepts, that's all.

              for gooey, I do love a pecan pie.

            2. re: wyogal

              Can you help me understand how crunchy or gooey is measured in a flavour?

              For me crunchy and gooey is a texture and not a flavour...

              1. re: lyndak

                lyndak, crunchy or gooey are textures, my fault for saying they are "flavors". Kind of a technical thing, but then again chow folks are definitely technical...& that is a good thing. My apology for muddying the waters.

                1. re: lyndak

                  That was my question. I didn't say they were measurements of flavor.

              2. Gooey -- Chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls, pies (especially pecan), lemon bars, sweet crepe (Nutella, please!)

                Crunchy -- The top of a creme brulee, the outside of a brownie (or, if going to non sweets -- a true flatbread pizza!)

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                1. re: ForFoodsSake

                  you reminded me about another gooey... caramel rolls!

                  1. re: ForFoodsSake

                    True flatbread pizza...I have never had that you make your own flatbread? I think that is a wonderful idea.

                    1. re: cstout

                      Nope, but there are a couple of restaurants around that serve pizza on what can only be described as a thin cracker, and it is wonderful!

                      I have to add another "gooey" -- St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. I made it for a coworker's birthday this week, and man is it sweet, rich, and gooey!

                      1. re: ForFoodsSake

                        ForFoodsSake, yes, your St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake is the winner so far for the gooey category. Congratulations, but the contest isn't over yet...

                  2. I have always said there are two types of people in the world - those who want edge pieces of brownies and those who want soft middles only. I'm ALL about soft middles, and hubby loves the corners/edges. We're a perfect fit :)

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                    1. re: biondanonima

                      biondanonima...hey that may be one way to find out if a couple will be that combination!!