Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Granola Grabbers

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection was a granola cookie, selected by Bad Girl Baking. I've never worked with granola or wheat germ, both being in this recipe. In fact, it took me 3 stores and a phone call (thanks, mom!) to find out where I'd be able to get it. I was expecting it to be with the baking supplies - I just thought that would make sense?

I'm very happy with how these came out. I used chopped toasted hazelnuts instead of peanuts because that's what I had on hand. I also didn't really pay much attention to the amount of raisins I put in - I just emptied what I had leftover in a bag. I don't particularly like coconut, but went ahead and added it into the cookies, but I can't really taste it. I'm going to be donating a huge batch of these to work tomorrow to stop them from eating them all myself. I'm sure I won't be bringing many back.

If you don't already have the Dorie Greenspan book the Tuesdays with Dorie group uses, and you bake a lot, I suggest you go out and get it. It has so many great recipes in it, and I've been pleased with almost all I've tried so far. PLUS you can join this little baking squad. It's great motivation to actually go through the book and try things you wouldn't normally attempt. Well, it's almost midnight now (cut this one close) and I need to submit this. Short post!

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, p. 82

6 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, I love hazelnuts, and definitely should have put them in these. Great idea, but bad for me - I think another batch is in my future...

Jules Someone said...

We ended up really liking these as well. Great cookies!

karen said...

looks good. i couldn't stop eating these myself. hazelnuts are a good idea. :)

Sharon said...

I'm not a coconut fan either, but for some reason I only like it in cookies! These would be perfect for me and I like the idea of granola in there as well.

n.o.e said...

Good-looking cookies; glad you liked them!
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Save some for my visit!