This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Michelle of Bad Girl Baking and she chose the Granola Grabbers cookies on page 82 of Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. My first thought was interesting a cookie with a base of granola with peanuts, almonds, wheat germ, golden raisins, and sweetened coconut. Funny thing is I had all of the ingredients except the granola. Just looking at the recipe all I could think was this actually is a pretty healthy cookie as cookies go. Not too much butter, sugar or flour.
The cookies turned out great. They taste like a cross between an oatmeal raisin cookie and a peanut butter cookie because of the random peanuts that you bite into. If you are a person that does not like coconut, fear not, you cannot taste it at all. Also, I only had unsalted peanuts on hand and they worked great. I didn’t even add extra salt and the cookies still turned out good. Other than that I pretty much stuck with the recipe this time
Probably the only problem that I had with making the cookies was mixing the granola mixture in with the dough. It just kept flying out of the bowl. Maybe that is my fault because I refuse to use my stand or hand mixer if I really don’t have to. I would rather do it by hand. Now there are somethings that are more complicated by hand and just need a stand mixer: making Italian buttercream, whipping up egg whites, etc. But for a cookie, I would rather just use a wooden spoon and my hands 🙂 .
Tune in next week for the Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte chosen by Amy of Food, Family and Fun.
I can’t wait to try my hand at the next Tuesdays with Dorie 🙂 .