I'm baaack!!! And I am now married... craziness! :) I will have tons of food photos from my honeymoon to Greece posted soon, but first I have another Dorie entry to post... and can I please tell you how happy I was to have a nice, easy recipe to get back into TWD! ;) These Granola Grabbers were delicious and only took me an hour to make. So thank you, Michelle of Bad Girl Baking, for choosing this awesome recipe.
The recipe called for a lot of added nuts and raisins, but since Adam hates nuts and I'm not crazy about raisins, I used dried cranberries and white chocolate chunks instead of the other add-ins. I also substituted honey for the white sugar to make sure they were soft. The granola we got was from Whole Foods and it already had some sunflower seeds in it, so that gave it a bit of a nutty flavor.
The batter came together quickly and easily. I halved the recipe (40 cookies seemed a few too many), so the only annoying thing was halving the egg, but I just beat the egg a little bit and weighed out half before adding it in.
I love using these dishers! I used a #40 disher for these and it turned out to be exactly the right size. I dished 'em all out onto the silpat and then packed them tight with my hands, as Dorie suggests.
They definitely turned out great! The texture was delicious and they stayed soft after they cooled... and I had to practice some restraint to stop eating them all. I highly recommend the cranberry/white chocolate substitution!
Be sure to check out all of the other TWD blogs for their Grabbers, and look for the recipe on Michelle's blog!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008