August 19, 2008

Granola Grabbers

This week, Michelle of Bad Girl Baking chose: Granola Grabbers on page 82 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking cookbook. I'm glad she did, because otherwise, I may not have made this because of the title! See, Grumpy doesn't like cookies that go hard and the title made me think it would be a cookie that went hard. Maybe if I had totally stuck to the recipe, they would have been crunchier, but the cookies I made turned slightly crunchy around the edges but chewy on the inside - just what I was hoping for! You can view the recipe on Michelle's site.

What I did different from Dorie:

Instead of Granola I used Great Grain's Pecan, Date, Walnut cereal
Instead of raisins I used a dried fruit mix medley from Aldi grocery
I added about 1/4 more coconut (decided to use it rather than put just about that much back in the cupboard)


I really believe these contributions added a bit of "moisture" to the recipe - more than granola and raisins would have anyway. Needless to say, Grumpy liked them. Last night when he got home he was eating one after another until I finally had to tell him to stop or I wouldn't make him dinner! However, I did eat 4 for breakfast that morning also. Guess I was just as guilty....

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45 comments:

Natashya said...

Great looking cookies, I agree - softer is better when it comes to these. And I am totally in agreement - don't put little bits back in the pantry, throw it in!
Glad you loved it too.

Melissa said...

Glad you liked them! Good idea to use the cereal instead of granola. Mine were a bit on the dry side, so I bet the cereal made them better.

Flourchild said...

Hey..I saw you visited my blog this morning...I had to go back and edit more than half of it if you want to look again! The wods were super small and you could not read them. Anyways your cookies look so good! Im glad they turned out good for you!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love a good cookie! These look wonderful.

Lori said...

i followed the recipe almost exactly and mine stayed chewy, too - which is one reason i like them so much. extra coconut sounds great....

Pamela said...

Your subs sound like they made a yummy cookie. I like the texture that these had as a bar cookie. They were firm around the edges, but really quite good. Glad they were a hit, and these are PERFECT for breakfast.

n.o.e said...

Ours were moist and chewy also, but maybe a bigger proportion of "stuff" to "dough binder" than yours, judging from the pictures. They did tend to disappear from the plate!
Nancy

Prudy said...

Those look fabulous! My brother makes all his chocolate chip cookies with Great Grains pecan cereal, and they are my absolute favorite. Great idea!

Katrina said...

Those look great. I like the idea of using cereal instead of straight up granola.

Sarah said...

Looks great and they were nice and chewy! Good job!

Jules Someone said...

I love all the variations that these cookies can handle. Yum!

Bellini Valli said...

These look so crisp and chewy...in the end perfect for munching anytime of day:D

Shandy said...

Are these cookies not delicious? I love your additions to the recipe also. I have been looking forward to them for breakfast too =D

Anne said...

They look great! I bet they were an awesome for breakfast, too!

Susie Homemaker said...

very clever! these look great!

kim said...

they look great! the cereal sounds tasty. IMO, a perfect breakfast ;)

CB said...

I am all about going over the measurement to use up that last little bit in the bag. Why not?! Cookies look yummy. Glad you and Grumpy liked them. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Engineer Baker said...

Pecan, date, and walnut? Sounds like the perfect sub for granola, and one that would give you chewier, moister cookies. Great idea!

Katie said...

Can I pretend they are good for me so I can eat 5 of them and call it breakfast? They look so good!

Laura said...

Saw you visited my blog (thanks!) and thought I'd check your's out - glad I did, looks like you've got some really good recipes I'm going to have to try! I agree with some of the others about this being a good breakfast cookie - I ate a couple this morning and they were great with coffee!

Mara said...

yummm those look fabulous. i really loved this recipe (and the changes i made of course!)

mybakingheart said...

Beautiful & I love the plate!! I'm so ready for Fall, it's not funny! :)

Hannah said...

These look so good- Much more exciting that your standard oatmeal cookie!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your cookies look great! Great idea to sub the cereal for granola. I'll bet that was really good. Well done!

Christine said...

Great idea to use cereal! My cookies stayed soft but yours look amazing!

The DeL Sisters said...

Nice idea with the date cereal!

Tammie said...

Mine came out just like yours -- crunchy at the edges, soft in the middle. Yum!

noble pig said...

Oh yummy, this is a great cookie to add stuff you have into the mix! Great pics too.

Kevin said...

Those cookies look really good! I like the coconut in them.

Katie said...

Mmmmmm...

Your blog is great!

Mary Ann said...

These look great- so chewy!

Jaime said...

mine were crunchy around the edges and chewy in the middle too!

BETTYISAWESOME said...

Those raisins look nice and plump! :D Good job.

Kelly H said...

Mine did get a little hard... but that didn't stop me from eating the heck out of them. They're really filling.

Jessica Eiden said...

That cereal you used sounds divine! What a great idea.

Jenny said...

Your little grabbers look just scrumptious! I wish I had a handful tonight!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Loved your substitutions! I've been seeing all this cookies everywhere and all I want is to grab one (or 4)!Lol!

Rigby said...

Glad you enjoyed the cookies! With all the good in them, they have to be a happy breakfast treat :)

Teanna said...

That last picture is to die for! They look gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Yum - those look great!

Cathy said...

Wow -- these look great!! Your substitutions sound perfect. I was also happy to see that these made soft, chewy cookies.

Sharon said...

Wow they look great. I hate when only little bits are left over ....

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

I'm so pleased "Grumpy" like the cookies. Looking at the ingredients you used, they must have been delicious. A dates cereal in place of granola (don't like granola)sounds as if it would be light and sweet.

Vanessa said...

These look great for out the door breakfast grabs!

Shari said...

I baked mine a tad too long, so I'll have to do them again to make sure they're soft and chewy. I love your idea of adding coconut!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

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