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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TWD: Granola Grabbers + Homemade Granola

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Michelle of Bad Girl Baking chose the Granola Grabbers on page 82. I was super excited that someone finally chose a cookie! There is such an amazing selection of cookie recipes in Baking From My Home To Yours!

I felt really good making these. I made homemade granola (which I had previously been too lazy to do - but never will be again!). I used this recipe from Orangette and it is truly fantastic.

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As for the cookies, well, if you come here often you probably have already heard me whine about how much I dislike dried fruit. Though there are many options out there, and it would have been healthier, I completely ditched out on the dried fruits in these cookies.

What did I replace it with? Why, what else, chocolate of course! I added a good sized portion of chocolate chips and then M&M's and extra almonds and pecans for good measure.

These cookies are wonderful!! I actually only baked one sheet and then shaped and froze the rest of the dough so it is ready to pop in the oven at a moments notice - like this Thursday when Aidan comes home from his very first day of Kindergarten! (Wow and gulp!!) I'm sure they will be the perfect after-school snack!

I am sure we will make these cookies again (and again)! Thanks to Michelle for picking this!

Be sure to check out all the granola-y goodness from all the others spending Tuesdays with Dorie!

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45 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

m&ms are so way better than dried fruit! they will be the perfect thing to come home to from the first day of school!

Manggy said...

Usually I'd be all "tsk, tsk" for skipping the dried fruit, but I'd be a hypocrite, as I can't resist M&M's myself! :D

HoneyB said...

I love the M&M's too - but I definitely loved my dried fruit mix I added to mine :)

Lori said...

M&Ms and chocolate chips = happy kids! Your cookies are beautiful.

Teanna said...

I loooove the M&Ms idea! I would eat 30 of those!!!

n.o.e said...

So cute and yummy looking! When I made these I knew there would be a lot of chocolate added! We love the dried fruit, and would add even more...
Nancy
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

Steph said...

yum! those look delicious and colourful!

dorie said...

M&Ms, now there's an idea ... Given how much I like M&Ms and dried fruit, I must just add both!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great combination...ditch the fruit and bring on the chocolate! Great job!

Prudy said...

Yep, I've already got to make these again with the candy. Yours look delicious, and don't you love homemade granola? It is ridiculously easy and so cheap to make.

rainbowbrown said...

These cookies would be so good baked on a moments notice from the freezer, what a great idea and what a perfect after school snack it'll be. Have fun with the new kindergarten crowd!

Anne said...

They look great with the chocolate- yum!

kim said...

ooh the m&m's make them look so colorful and yummy :) i would definitely reach for these before dried fruit any day!

CB said...

M&Ms *and* chocolate chips! You are the best mom ever! haha. Love the pops of color from the M&Ms. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Christine said...

Your cookies look delicious! Good luck to Aidan on his first day of kindergarten. My little one starts full day kindergarten after labor day!

SiHaN said...

M&Ms!!! looks like a sweet deal to me. Why not?

chocolatechic said...

Chocolate and m&m's.

Way to go.

Amy said...

All I had to see was the M&M's and I was sold!! Fantastic!!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Natashya said...

I love the colourful look of the m&ms in the cookies. So happy.

Melissa said...

These look amazing!!! Mmmm, chocolate..

Steph said...

Yum these look so yummy! I need to grab some for myself!!

The Food Librarian said...

Your homemade granola looks fantastic! And the M&Ms are so colorful. I'm sure Aidan will love this treat.

Maria said...

M&M's...yum! Sounds better than dried fruit to me..ha! Maybe I will add them in with raisins or craisins!! I will try to keep it healthy..ha!

Megan said...

You know, granola doesn't exactly qualify as health food anyways, so adding chocolate ups the antioxidant factor! See, instant health food!

Kayte said...

Well, if you don't like dried fruit, you just don't like it. These look like a very fun and tasty substitution...they just look happy, don't they, with all their bright colors? Great job.

LyB said...

Oh, I'm definitely making a batch with M&Ms, my kids will go nuts! As always Holly, you outdid yourself! :)

Engineer Baker said...

Those look so cute with the colorful m&ms! Glad you liked your variation (I'm a sucker for fruit in cookies though, so I put extra in mine).

The DeL Sisters said...

Definately "kid friendly" Great thinking!

Mary Ann said...

They look lovely with all the added chocolate and I am sure they tasted wonderful!

Kelly H said...

The M&Ms are PERFECT here! Good thinking!

Rigby said...

I love the M and M addition! :)

Jaime said...

love your adaptations! chocolate is always good in cookies :)

BETTYISAWESOME said...

Um, these look AWESOME! :D

~Holly said...

The M&M's and the homemade granola make this a must try!! :)

Erin said...

These cookies look great! The granola looks fabulous and I love the addition of M&Ms- what a great add-in!

Jules Someone said...

And homemade granola? You are such an overachiever. Lovely cookies!

Rebecca said...

M&Ms! Now, THAT'S an after-school cookie. ;)

danielle said...

I'm so glad you made these. This is one of those recipes where there are so many options. I love it. Great job

Peabody said...

The M & M's were the way to go!

Heather said...

I can't believe that we used the same plates...it is uncanny...especially with the glass of milk in there too! My little guy is starting Kindergarten in a few weeks as well...I love that you froze them all ready to bake! What a great idea!

Enjoy!
Heather

Madam Chow said...

Yes, chocolate makes a lot of things better, doesn't it?

bakingwiththeboys said...

Those M&Ms look so good in there. I put chocolate in mine as well. Never hurts, right?

Pamela said...

I hope your little guy has a wonderful first day of Kindergarten! And I hope you do okay that day, too.
Your cookies look great, love the M&M's. The granola sounds yummy, too.

Molly Loves Paris said...

Wow, those look like a cookie any kid would love!

Di said...

Love the M&Ms. Good luck on Thursday. My daughter Brianna starts kindergarten next Monday. Where does the time go?

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