Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TWD: Granola Grabbers

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My first TWD since coming back and boy, was I excited it didn't involve pastry crust or fruit! Fun and all, pastry dough can be a little annoying to make when the food processor has to be lugged out and cleaned. I didn't have granola or peanuts so I subbed old fashioned oatmeal and pecans instead. Compared to what I'm usually make, this was one loaded cookie with nuts, raisins, cocunt and wheat germ. When it comes to add-ins I'm definitely not the 'adventurous' type... I've never even mixed nuts and chocolate together. Anyway, that's why I love TWD because I get to try things I would've never done on my own. Overall, it was a good cookie, but not something I would go crazy over. It could have been my fault for using regular oats and ending up with an oaty cookie rather than one with actual oat chunks. This may be my shortest post, but the olympics are on... Go Canada!

Thanks to Michelle of Bad Girl Baking for choosing this recipe, which can be found on her site and in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my Home to Yours. Don't forget to checkout the TWD Blogroll!

29 comments:

  1. they look good! like the sound of those pecans!

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  2. I'd happily come over to your place and eat those cookies right up for you!

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  3. Your cookies look great - I really like that picture!

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  4. Glad you had the chance to partake in this week's TWD - looks scrumptious!!

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  5. Welcome back! I love how knobbly those look - delicious.

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  6. I think the Olympians would love those cookies. They have this energy fueled awesomeness about them.

    I'm happy you're back in the baking mode after your trip. I want to see more of your crazy decor skills :)

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  7. Mmmmm. I love me some pecans. Good sub with the oats. I was thinking that too but then decided on some kashi cereal instead. Maybe give a cereal a try next time? Cookies look yummy. Great job!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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  8. I skipped this week because nobody in my house would really eat these. Great job on yours! :D

    Also, you don't need to buy an ice cream maker. You realllyyyyy should check out http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2007/07/making_ice_crea_1.html

    The only downfall to this technique is you have to beat it every 30 minutes so you have to do it on a day you are not going to leave the house for awhile, but I promise it will be worth it!

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  9. i would never have made these either, but i really liked 'em! your cookies look great! :)

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  10. Beautiful pic, Steph! I like the "oaty" look! ;)

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  11. It is so much fun to try out new things with TWD! Your cookies look great!

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  12. Yes, I've tried this method with both my blackberry sour cream ice cream and vanilla ice cream. I have never owned a churner, so I honestly don't know. I do know if you let it freeze without beating it, ice crystals will form, so you beat it to make it as smooth as possible. Both times I've had smooth ice cream. I suppose a churner is like having a bread maker (which I do own). You can make it by hand, but the machine allows you to walk away and not worry about doing anything except taking it out when finished. Oh and make sure you use a plastic or metal bowl because I believe glass may crack. I use a plastic bowl.

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  13. I'll eat them all up for you.:) They look super yummy.

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  14. Never mixed nuts and chocolate!? Please do it all of the time forever and ever, it is the best combo EVER! Nice cookies!

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  15. Oh I think you would have loved it with granola!

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  16. This is a really dense cookie. If I were stranded in the Andes, where I had run to escape the trauma of having my heart broken AND being kicked out of the circus in the same week, I'd want a bunch of them with me.

    Hypothetically.

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  17. yours look so wholesome and chunky! mine flattened out a bit (probably b/c i left out the almonds)

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  18. These look delicious! But then, all of your treats look fantastic!

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  19. I was grateful for a nice, simple, one-bowl batch of cookies, too. ;)

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  20. Your cookies turned out great!

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  21. I wouldn't pass them up :) They sound like something that would be perfect for my kiddo's lunchbox too!

    Go Malaysia! Oh, wait. We're not even in the running
    :(

    Hey Steph, TWD sounds really fun. How do I get started?

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  22. They look so delicious. I'm surprised that you've never mixed chocolate and nuts. I liked how there was something different in every bite of these guys. Nice job.

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  23. I loved how easy this recipe was too! Your cookies look great!
    Shari@Whisk: a food blog

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  24. Totally echo your sentiments ...it was nice to do a simple batch of cookies for a change. I'm glad that you went with the flow and combined ingredients that you typically wouldn't...the results look delish!

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