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.