Tuesday, August 19, 2008

C is for Cookie : TWD

"Sometimes me think what is love, and then me think love is what last cookie is for. Me give up the last cookie for you."
-Cookie Monster


Theres been a lot of cookies and love floating around Casa Shebake this last week. After humiliating the hubby with a 'cowboy' themed party - including plastic sheriff badges - for his 30th birthday, he repayed the favor in kind by getting a great group of our friends together for a BBQ bash this weekend.

So, after all that work in planning, I decided to show him some love with a batch of cookies for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie. Of course, after all that cake and food, the granola recipe was a welcome healthy break that even Cookie Monster would approve of.

I jotted 'wheat germ' onto my shopping list this week, not really thinking to look it up. So standing in the aisle at the market, I picked the closest in my approximation that I could find - Wheat Bran. Also, not a big fan of raisins, I opted to use dried blueberries, and a full cup of mixed nuts rather than the slivered almonds and peanuts.

The dough came together easily, and baked up nice and golden after 12 minutes. Love, in this case, was giving the hubby the first cookie to sample while we watched the Olympics tonight. He polished the first, and went to grab a second- voicing his approval through a mouthful of crumbs. We give this cookie recipe a 15.695 for the gold medal.

The recipe for Dorie's Granola Grabbers be found over at Bad Girl Baking, or in Baking: From My Home To Yours, written by Dorie Greenspan.

14 comments:

HoneyB said...

Wheat bran = not a bad substitution! Great looking cookies!

Lori said...

wheat bran...that's really interesting! I guess it added another texture in this greatly textured cookie - nice!

n.o.e said...

Love the olympics analogy! It's been a fun but tiring few weeks watching late night TV. You can add just about anything to these cookies, and they seem to turn out fine.

Prudy said...

I want to hear more about your cowboy party. That sounds like a hoot. Dried blueberries sound like a smash hit, tens all around kind of cookie addition. Gorgeous photos as always.

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, that's one high score for that cookie! It's bound to win gold :) Wheat bran definitely sounds like a good sub.

Mike Spoodles said...

Hahaha! No better way to show somebody love! Way to go!

Christine said...

Tell me more about the cowboy themed party! Your cookies look delicious!

Teanna said...

I was going to try wheat bran because the store didn't have wheat germ but I didn't because I didn't know how it would turn out! Glad it worked so well!

The DeL Sisters said...

Mmm dried blueberries.........sounds like a nice exchange to me!

Rebecca said...

Ooh, I like the mixed nut substitution. I was thinking some cashews would be great in these.

Jules Someone said...

Mmmmm. Your substitutions sound yummy! I love how flexible this recipe is!

Pamela said...

I loved your Cookie Monster quote! A number of people used the dried blueberries, and they really sound yummy.

Anonymous said...

Bad girl baking website seems to be down :/

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