Monday, August 18, 2008
TWD - Granola Grabbers
This week's Tuesdays With Dorie dates as I had the features Granola Grabbers. I used organic hemp granola, unsalted peanuts, sweetened coconut and some chopped dates. The recipe called for wheat germ that I had overlooked when I was making these hearty cookies. I substituted raisins with chopped dates as I had the exact amount needed for the recipe. The basic cookie dough is a lovely canvas for flavourings of your choice. A myriad of add- ins danced in my head, some chopped dark chocolate, candied ginger and pecans would work here too.
I was a little concerned as I mixed the dough because it was crumbly and would not really come together like a cookie dough should. I hoped for the best as I formed and placed them on my Silpat lined cookie sheet. I was pleasantly surprised when the trays came out of the oven. The cookies browned beautifully and did not fall apart. It was chewy, hearty and delicious. Thanks to Bad Girl Baking for picking out this week's selection.
I did not have a chance to freeze them like some of the other members did. But it does keep well. This is a shot of my lunch treat the next day :)