For this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie Bake, Michelle of Bad Girl Baking chose: Granola Grabbers on page 82 of Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
This is a recipe that really pushes the limit of just how little cookie dough can be used to hold together a whole lot of mix ins. Think of it this way, if it were a dress it would be held together by ‘Hollywood Tape’ and a prayer.
I used home made granola/toasted musli, so mine wasn’t too sweet. I didn’t add extra nuts as my musli has lots of almonds, sesame and sunflower seeds. Being a girl who likes to both follow the rules and play around (yes, I get the contradiction) I split the batter and added some plumped up sultanas (soaked in boiling water for a few minutes) and dark chocolate M & M’s to the respective batters.
Oh, I wish I could say I liked the sultana ones best. But alas, dark choc M & M’s just won hands down.
There is a really interesting texture to these biscuits. The extreme homeliness of the granola is held together by what is on reflection a sable base. All together, very, very nice. Now go check out the TWD blogroll and see what the rest of the group has to say.