Granola Grabbers (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Granola Grabber Cookies
Granola Grabbers...with my niece's Hello Kitty cup o' soy milk

Here's my past week:

Watch Olympics
Go to work and discuss Olympics (Did you catch the trampoline?!)
Come home and watch Olympics until my eyes can't stay open
Get up and catch last night's replay
Go to work and discuss the Lighting Bolt from Jamaica, volleyball, and the pommel horse
Volunteer at KCRW's pledge drive (support public radio!!)

Rinse and repeat.

Granola Grabber Cookies
This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe was selected by Michelle of Bad Girl Baking - Granola Grabbers on page 82 of Dorie's book.

I used gingersnap granola from Whole Foods, craisins, raisins, unsalted peanuts, and almonds. I nixed the coconut because I'm not a fan, and I skipped the wheat germ because I was cheap ($6 a bottle and I only needed a few tablespoons...I'm sure it would have been very tasty though...maybe next time)

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The cookies came out pretty flat - perhaps because I skipped a few ingredients! They were still tasty though.

Granola Grabber Cookies
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Shelby said... [Reply to comment]

Gingersnap granola sounds really good for these cookies!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

ooooh....gingersnap granola, that sounds yummy! i just used plain old granola, i should've looked a little harder!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

I'm totally obsessed iwth the olympics too! I actually made these while watching atheletics... thankfully we weren't making a cake this week.

I love how thin and crisp your cookies look. I had to pat mine down with a spatuala halfway into baking so that they wouldn't come out looking like a ball.

Di said... [Reply to comment]

I'm glad the Olympics only last for a couple weeks. I can't afford to be this sleep-deprived all the time... =) I used gingersnap granola, too. It was really good. And I suggest chocolate chips as a substitute for the coconut (nasty stuff).

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

Even flat, I'm sure they were delicious!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like an intense week! Ain't sleep deprivation grand? I really like how your cookies look, all thin and crispy.

CB said... [Reply to comment]

I used craisins too! They were so good. Love how perfectly circular your cookies came out. Great job! PS. I love the Olympics! The trampoline event was crazy!
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Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Gingersnap granola? Yum! And I agree, my schedule has been work, work out, Olympics, sleep. Rinse and repeat for two weeks straight.

kimberly salem said... [Reply to comment]

your cookies look tasty! i like crispy edges, myself :) i'm surprised that the wheat germ was so expensive though! a package here in nyc was i think $2-3 (although i wasn't the one that went to the store). oh, and the trampoline was crazy!!

kimberly salem said... [Reply to comment]

i forgot to say, love the Hello Kitty cup :)

Christine said... [Reply to comment]

Gingersnap granola is what I used and it smelled wonderful. I have been glued to the olympics and it has been wonderful. Great cookies!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Ah! An Olympic fan! What a perfect cookie to go along with the endless hours of healthy tv activites :) I didn't use wheat germ either, I love being cheap!!

Jayne said... [Reply to comment]

Those look yummy - and the gingersnap granola sounds good!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

My husband is committed to watching the Olympics - I, however, must have my sleep!!

Gingersnap granola? It's best if I don't buy that - I'd eat the whole container.

Prudy said... [Reply to comment]

That granola would make anything taste yummy. They look lovely.

~Kimberly said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! My cookies turned out a wee flat as well, but still tasted great! Great job!

Eleganza Strings/ The DeLadurantey Family said... [Reply to comment]

Gingersnap granola! Yum........

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

i am glad that swimming is over now...that was sucking me in like crazy! glad i wasn't the only one with flat cookies. didn't affect the taste though. great job!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The cookies look great, even flat! I was a little scared of the coconut too, but it wasn't overwhealming at all!
Glad you like 'em. And by the way... Did you catch the swimming? Haha, just kidding.
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steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

i am in love with the idea of gingersnap granola! that must have been great!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Boy, that gingersnap granola is turning up every where! I need to find some of that. The cookies look good, and I'm glad you liked them. They were a big hit here, at least with me! :o)
P.S. I'm all for public radio right now. I have just recently started listening on a regular basis and I'm really enjoying it.

LyB said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not much of a fan of coconut either but I used it anyways and I actually couldn't taste it. It added a great texture though. Your cookies look great!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I want some gingersnap granola! I have never even heard of that, how yummy! They look delish!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

i love the hello kitty cup in the background! gingersnap granola and craisins sound really good. the pics are beautiful. :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The gingersnap granola sounds great! Your cookies look delicious- I love your choice of add ins!

Jaime said... [Reply to comment]

glad you liked them!

i learned the hard way, like you, that if you omit too many things, the cookies flatten out on you... next time just add a little more flour and granola. i didn't want to buy the wheat germ either.

i had never seen the trampoline on the olympics before!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, these cookies needed some spice. Good call on the gingersnap granola!

Susie Homemaker said... [Reply to comment]

I love gingersnaps - I bet that graola is goooood.
But I love love your Hello Kitty mug. Cool Beans.

Molly Loves Paris said... [Reply to comment]

Your cookies look really good. I like flat cookies. I was sure that every one out there would have each used a different granola, but I used the exact same one that you did. So now I'll bet that there were not two people who used the same set of ingredients.

Liliana said... [Reply to comment]

Your cookies look great! I wish mine would have come out flatter.

My husband is truly obsessed with the Olympics. When he is home, that is all we watch.

Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, they look great and gingersnap granola sounds amazing!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The craisins sound great in these cookies - it sounds like they may have toned down the sweetness.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Ohhh what does gingersnap granola taste like? That sounds SO GOOD!

Sharon said... [Reply to comment]

Yours turned out a little like if they melted. But I guess I baked mine a little longer they were burnt and inedible.

Piggy said... [Reply to comment]

I'm crazy over Olympics as well. ;-)

Your thin cookies looks great, I bet it must be very crispy.

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said... [Reply to comment]

I'm pleased you enjoyed the cookies. Great idea to use almonds - I love almonds.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

mmmm, ginger anything is so good. nice job

Shari said... [Reply to comment]

That granola sounds delicious!
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Mari said... [Reply to comment]

I sometimes find that if my butter is too warm, then my cookies will flatten out. Whatever the case, I'm sure they were very tasty!

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