Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TWD: Granola Grabbers

So, I always think that I hate raisins. Always, always, always. And then they’ll wind up in a cookie or a cake and I’ll be like… damn… that’s what a raisin tastes like? I remembered them tasting grosser than that. This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe called for raisins. Granola Grabbers was the recipe chosen this week. A granola based cookie with raisins, nuts and wheat germ thrown in for good measure. Initially I thought that maybe I’d sub out the raisins for some dried cherries. Cause, I’m a fool for dried cherries. But, I didn’t anticipate liking this recipe… and I didn’t want to use my prized (and expensive) dried cherries in a recipe that might just get thrown out.

Yeah, it seemed like a LOT of ingredients...

So… I used up some golden raisins that I had lying around.

I also made a couple of adjustments to the recipe… I added some vanilla extract to the whole batch and then after the first batch came out of the oven, I decided to throw in some cinnamon to the remaining cookies and that was a great decision, because that really made them delicious.

These remind me of like a breakfast cookie. Very delicious. Moist and chewy, with just the perfect crunch from the nuts. I highly suggest adding vanilla and cinnamon to yours, though. They make these cookies irresistible.

For the recipe check out Michelle's Blog... Bad Girl Baking

18 comments:

Jules Someone said...

I loved these cookies. Even with raisins. I may try adding a little cinnamon next time.

Sarah said...

Ooh, the cinnamon sounds like a great addition. Good job!

Jess said...

I was wondering where the vanilla was in this recipe! I'll have to try adding some (and some cinnamon) next time.

Lori said...

I thought about cinnamon too, but never even noticed the absence of vanilla! Wow. I'll add it next time, thanks for doing that.

Engineer Baker said...

Cinnamon and vanilla - two rather essential ingredients for an oat-based cookie, but two that I hadn't thought of. Beautiful cookies - nice and knobbly :)

SiHaN said...

why of course they would have made a terrific breakfast! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

chocolatechic said...

I threw in some vanilla too.

I wish I had put cinnamon in them.

Christine said...

Next time I am going to add cinnamon. Best thing with these cookies you can add anything but the kitchen sink and they will be delicious. Great job!

Amy said...

I loved these. Yours look great!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

The Food Librarian said...

Your cookies look terrific! And perfect for breakfast with all those healthy ingredients. I'm going to add cinnamon next time too.

~Kimberly said...

Yummy! Great job, you have convinced me to go eat these for breakfast now!

The DeL Sisters said...

Glad you liked them! We did too!

Bri said...

your cookies look so yummy! i'm not a fan of raisins either, but i was bad and i subbed them out and replaced them with white chocolate chips, and then i used candied pecans in place of both almonds and peanuts... a good choice if you are looking for a sweeter cookie. good job! i may try the cinnamon and vanilla if there is a next time.

Kelly H said...

I always like the pictures of all the ingredients laid out ... but in this case, it's very intimidating.

Linda said...

So glad to hear that you liked them! I went with dried cherries, and was really happy with the results

Teanna said...

I loved adding the cinnamon! It added such a great flavor! The vanilla sounds great, too!

Pamela said...

Great pictures! I love that I can see the almond slivers. These were surprisingly good. I had to stop myself from eating them all.

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