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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 :)

16 comments:

Megan said...

My husband wouldn't even try them - which is why I only made 1/4 of the recipe. They were good, just not something I'll make again.

The granola was another story!

Jessica said...

Sorry these didn't go over very well. My boyfriend ate one to be nice . . . and then after that he hasn't touched one (very, very unusual for him). Thanks for baking along with me this week!

Cristine said...

Bummer you didn't like them, but at least you gave them a shot! :)

n.o.e said...

I agree about the cookies (although I think I did something wrong when I baked them) but the granola was pretty yummy.
Nancy

Tracey said...

Your cookies look fabulous! Sorry they weren't a hit. I wasn't a huge fan either but at least we tried :)

Kerstin said...

Aww, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the cookies - that's always the worst when you put time into trying a new recipe and it doesn't work out. They do look very pretty.

Jaime said...

sorry you didn't love them - i think you have to like molasses spice cookies to like these

Flourchild said...

Ya my husband would not try them at all. I liked the fact that they were healthy.

Maria said...

They sound good to me, but I love oatmeal and granola! Sorry it wasn't a favorite!

pinkstripes said...

Too bad the cookies weren't a hit. I used cane syrup instead of molasses b/c I'm not big on the taste of molasses.

margot said...

The homemade granola looks great. These are a hard sell as cookies, so I can see why your husband didn't eat them, but I liked them as a breakfast food.

M and E said...

Everyone I gave one to liked them, except my father-in-law. He's usually so polite, but he said, "Hmm. These aren't very good." Ha ha. I had to laugh.

Ingrid said...

That's a bummer. I gotta be honest they don't sounds like something I would like, too healthy! ha-ha.
~ingrid

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Mermaid Sweets said...

Sorry these were only so so for you, I happen to love them, having to restrain myself from having a third one today - just goes to show how different people's tastes are.

unconfidentialcook said...

Just what I love: a cookie a won't love!

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