Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Granola Grabbers

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection was a fun cookie called Granola Grabbers. It was selected by Michelle of Bad Girl Baking and is on page 82 of Baking: From My Home To Yours. You can check out Michelle's blog for the recipe. I was really excited to be making cookies, especially these ones because they weren't the standard chocolate chip, peanut butter, or some other cookie that I've made too many times. These cookies have peanuts, almonds, coconut, raisins, and granola. They reminded me of eating trail mix. And they were just too easy to experiment with. I included everything the recipe called for, but I also threw in some dried cherries that I had in the cupboard from another recent recipe I made. I also decided to make half the batch with chocolate chips and the other half with M-N-M's. This seemed to really make it more like a trail mix. Plus, I don't think I could really enjoy a cookie without a tad bit of chocolate. I guess that's the chocaholic in me.

Overall, I think they came out great. My husband likes them a tad more than I do, which is good because I'm fearing what all of this bad eating is doing to my waist and hips. I was able to give some of these away, but the recipe made a ton so there are still plenty sitting in my kitchen where I am unable to resist them. So I guess that means it's another successful week!

And I just want to mention how incredibly excited I am for next week's selection! I cannot WAIT to make it and eat it. I hope it's as good as I'm expecting it to be. For those not in the Tuesdays with Dorie club, you are missing out. You'll just have to tune in next week to find out what the selection is that has me so excited! But for now, go visit the blogroll to find out how everyone else's cookies turned out.

21 comments:

Flourchild said...

I love that you added m&ms! your cookies turned out good.

Lori said...

M&Ms make everything just a little better. Your cookies looks great!

n.o.e said...

They look so cute with the m&ms! I put cherries in and loved them that way. It's a good flexible recipe - just throw it all in...
Nancy
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

Prudy said...

What a great and very fun idea. I had m and ms in my cupboard, too. I guess I'll just have to make them again. Your pork chops look incredible. I've got to make those in Sept.

Teanna said...

Those look SO good! I love the M&Ms and I wish I used some! I love them!

CB said...

Loving the M&Ms! Little pops of chocolate-y color. You can't go wrong with that in a cookie. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

HoneyB said...

Your cookies look great! Love the M&M's!

Mike Spoodles said...

Really like the addition of M&Ms--adds a little color to the plain ol' brown cookies!

Laura said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I thought I'd return the favor! Your cookies look great - I thought about adding dried cherries too, but forgot when I got around to making them. Oh well, next batch I guess:-)

Mara said...

fun addition with the m&m's...i also added chocolate in a more rustic fashion. we loved this recipe!

Jayne said...

The M&Ms look great - my kids would have eaten twice as many if I'd done that! Oh - and my husband, like yours, likes these very much - which, hopefully, will keep me from eating so many!

chocolatechic said...

Love the addition of m&m's

Erin said...

The cookies with the M&M look so cute. That is a great idea. Good job :)

Pamela said...

I almost tossed some M & M's in, too. I stopped myself though, since I only allow myself M's once a week, and I wasn't there yet. Your cookies look great. I'm excited for next week, too.

Mary Ann said...

Your cookies look great! I love the color from the m&m's! Great minds think alike!

Jacque said...

Mmmm, M&M's sound awesome! Your cookies look fantstic.

The DeL Sisters said...

M&M's are always a great addition! Yours look great!

Liz said...

M&Ms are a great idea--much more like trail mix that way! They also make the cookies look even more fun, I think.

Shari said...

My kids would definitely go for the M&Ms in this! Great photos!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Shari said...

My kids would definitely go for the M&Ms in this! Great photos!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Jules Someone said...

Nice looking cookies!