Tuesdays with Dorie Rewind: Granola GrabbersNovember 23, 2010
This week, the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers are doing a rewind, which is a free-for-all to bake any recipe that the group has made in the past. I decided to make Granola Grabbers, which the group made before I joined. I’ve heard a lot of good things about these cookies, and this was a good reason to give them a try!
What I did:
- I made the full recipe and got 48 cookies (the recipe says it will make 40).
- The recipe calls for 3 cups of granola without dried fruit. I often make my own granola, so I was going to do that, but my granola has lots of nuts and coconut and so does the cookie recipe, so I was afraid of nut-and-coconut-overload. Instead, I bought a box of Kellogg’s Low Fat Granola without raisins.
How it went: I was amazed at how much “stuff” there is in these cookies! Three cups of granola, plus raisins, coconut, peanuts, almonds, and wheat germ. I had a big bowl filled with all of those ingredients, ready to be mixed into the cookie dough. Would it work? Would I have a dough that could be formed into balls? It did work. I don’t know how, but it did.
How it tasted: The dough was delicious! The flavor of the granola really came through, so if you make these, be sure to pick a granola that you really like. I liked these a lot; they’re full of crunchy, chewy, tasty goodness. My husband (predictably) thought that there were too many raisins and that there was “too much non-cookie in the cookie.” I knew these wouldn’t be a hit with him, so I had already planned to take them to work. They were quite popular with my coworkers, as evidenced by the photo of the almost-empty container.