Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Healthy? No WAY! Okay, maybe a little but I had to run with a little melted Valrhona white chocolate and some mini Hershey m & m's for fun color. Alright, who am I kidding? I seriously needed a chocolate fix! I have to tell you this is the second batch of these yummy cookies I have made in the last week. The first batch I even added dried tart cherries. . .delish! and this batch I just wanted some kind of chocolate. I already am a huge fan of granola and usually have some homemade granola on hand. My homemade granola mixed with vanilla yogurt is my lunch for work. I have no idea why I feel addicted to the stuff but I am.

These cookies, mine were particularly big because I used a 1/4 cup for a cookie dough scoop, are so filling. I had one in the morning with a cup of tea and I didn't feel like nibbling on anything till after lunch. Absolutely fantastic for taking to lunch.

Thank you Michelle of Bad Girl Baking! You know, there will be brilliant minds attacking this recipe from many artistic sides so click on the TWD and go see the end results! The recipe is called Granola Grabbers; found on page 82 of Dorie Greenspan's cookbook: Baking, From my home to yours. The combinations that can be mixed and matched seem endless. Next time, I want to try pecans and peanuts. Maybe after that it will be macadamia nuts and pecans along with miniature chocolate chips. Cinnamon chips maybe?

This time, I just had to play in some melted chocolate. I am so much braver with chocolate because of the baking events we participate in.





I got into a cookie before the white chocolate had even set on top. I just couldn't help myself. These cookies are just soooo cool! =D



16 comments:

HoneyB said...

Loving the addition of the white chocolate drizzle and colorful candies!

Lori said...

I said this last week too, but OMG your masthead just kills me. I sit and stare at it for too long before I can make my way to your post. If only I could comment while the post is in my aggregator (and I don't see that luscious masthead). Man.

Great looking cookies, too. :)

Engineer Baker said...

Wow - talk about decadence! And two times already? Sounds like we have a winner.

Flourchild said...

Your cookies look fantastic..remind me of a carnival..all the bright colors! Im glad you liked them.

Christine said...

Yum the drizzle of white chocolate! Your cookies look delish!

Natashya said...

I love the little tiny m&ms, they are adorable. I am glad you liked the cookies too.
The white chocolate drizzle is a nice touch.

Teanna said...

My. mouth. is. watering. That is all.

Kayte said...

Oh, I love your photos and post each week. These cookies look so colorful and fun. You are a star in the "I gotta have one just by the looks of it" department!

Katie said...

Tasty, colorful & addictive. Sounds good to me!

The DeL Sisters said...

Cute! Nice idea!

Prudy said...

Seriously, every time I stop by your blog I want to make another batch of whatever it is we're doing. I love the drizzle and M and Ms. What a crowd pleaser!

Kelly H said...

I'm getting braver with baking stuff, too -- melting chocolate, separating eggs. I feel like such a grown-up.

Pamela said...

First of all, I'm very impressed (and jealous) that you can have 1 cookie in the morning, even if it is large, and not feel hungry until lunch. The cookies look great and both your batches sounds yummy. I agree that the possibilities are endless.

Andrea said...

Oh wow those cookies look amazing! I was some now! I am going to have to try your version, my kids will love them :)

Katie said...

I didn't mean it like that! And thanks for the compliment :-)

I am just mesmerized by the banner at the top of your blog...what is that delightful treat?

Christine said...

OMG!!...All of your Treats look absolutely Yummy! Very Nice Job!