One thing that put it at the top of my list.... I actually had all of the necessary ingredients. And the list, I might add, was extensive. Wheat germ, raisins, peanuts (I had honey roasted. Mmmmm),toasted almonds, coconut*, granola (I used Trader Joe's Low Fat Almond), and, did anyone else notice one ingredient that was missing? Of course! Chocolate chips! How could these cookies not have chocolate chips? I'm sure it was just an oversight.
It came together very easily in just two bowls! For Dorie, that's a light recipe. They needed a bit of coaxing to stay in a ball-like shape. They baked up golden brown and yummy looking. We did discover that if you tried to eat one before it cooled, it did tend to fall apart a little. Lesson learned.
Look at these lovely lovely cooling cookies.
These cookies were so good! The granola gave it this wonderful crunch. The sweet and salty of the fruits and nuts blended amazingly well. These cookies did not last long in my house. I don't think that the kids would be able to eat them as after-school snacks because I think I would eat them long before then.
Here is a close up of a now cooled, just about to be eaten cookie. Mmmmm.
And another one. Just look at all that chunky goodness.
I let the wheat germ and raisins fool me into thinking these were healthy and perhaps ate a few more than I should have. Ah well. That just means I'll have to make them again!
*Just a side note. I HATE coconut. Hate hate hate it. You know the scene in the movie, "Big" when he's eating caviar and spits it out? That's me and coconut. In this cookie, I didn't mind the coconut. That's how much I like this cookie.
I think I'm taking a pass on next week's recipe. Amy of Food, Family, and Fun chose the Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte, which looks amazing. School will just be starting, I'm being a Baking Gal, and my hips are ever widening. Something has to give.