Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sweet Melissa Sundays #4: Granola Breakfast Cookies
For the Sweet Melissa Sundays baking group this week, our host, Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen chose Granola Breakfast Cookies (p.36) which was a 2 part recipe as it called for the book's Granola recipe (p. 34) to be prepared as well. I think some chose to use store bought granola, but I figured I would give Melissa's recipe a shot and make my own (though as usual, I altered the recipe a bit - both to suit my own personal preferences and because of necessity). The changes I made to the granola recipe included quartering the recipe, leaving out the allspice, reducing the amount of almonds, using sliced instead of whole, reducing the amount of raisins, using regular raisins instead of golden, leaving out all of the other dried fruit and seeds/nuts, and using all oats (sadly, I could not find any rye flakes). For the cookie recipe, I pretty much followed the recipe in the book, except for subbing in some maple syrup for honey as I ran out :(
Overall, I thought the cookies were so - so. The flavor was a little too molassesy for my taste, and Daniel didn't like them at all. (When asked to sample one, he took one bite, frowned, handed it back to me and said, "Sorry"). When dunked in coffee, they are OK. I have been eating one or two along with my morning coffee for breakfast.
Be sure to check out the results of the other SMS Bakers!!! Hopefully their cookies came out slightly more attractive than my lumpy bumpy cookies :)