Well, let me just start off by saying- I’m thrilled. Really. Not only do I absolutely adore baking cookies, eating cookies, decorating cookies, giving cookies and everything possible to do with cookies, but I’m finally getting to bake cookies for Tuesdays with Dorie! This is the first real “cookie” recipe chosen (well, unless you count the very first TWD recipe, which was Shortbread…I guess you might count that, but I choose not to)!!! Groundbreaking!! Spectacular!! And what a doozy of a pick – Granola Grabbers, chosen by Michelle of Bad Girl Baking!! Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much….I mean, how good can they be? Granola…eh. Nuts…eh. Coconut…eh. Raisins…YUCK. You can see my attitude toward these cookies was less than positive…..at first!

I decided to give these cookies a shot – of course I substituted chocolate chips for the raisins, duh! And they were delicious….hubby loved them!! The granola I used had a touch of cinnamon that went perfectly with the chocolate chips and peanuts! Incidentally, I did NOT send these cookies to work with hubby the next day…nope, these babies stayed safe at home with mama this time! In case you’re curious as to what’s in these, I’ll give you the gist: granola, chocolate chips, wheat germ (my first time using this – surprisingly a pleasant addition!), coconut, salted peanuts and almonds – really tasty combo, really. I was lucky enough to have my very good, long-time friend, Susan stop by for a visit the day I made these and she was kind enough to sample them and give her opinion. Her response was, “Mm, these are good! Good call leaving out the raisins..really good call.” Coming from Susan, I was thrilled.

This is a fantastic cookie recipe, really! Do me a favor and head on over to Michelle’s blog and get the recipe. You won’t be sorry – your kids/grandkids/parents/best friends/neighbors/boyfriends/girlfriends/whoever will be oh-so-glad you did!! Thanks Michelle, you bag girl baking, you! ;-)

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  1. Yours look fabulous! I loved them too and was so glad someone chose a cookie!

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    Comment by Holly — August 19, 2008 @ 12:15 AM

  2. My attitude was the same at first (for different reasons) but these cookies were awesome! I love the first photo!

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    Comment by HoneyB — August 19, 2008 @ 3:04 AM

  3. that’s exactly what i thought (meh, ok, i’ll try it). so good, right?! that top photo is to die for.

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    Comment by Lori — August 19, 2008 @ 4:32 AM

  4. yum, your cookies look great! i was excited about the cookies too, i’m glad they didn’t *taste* too healthy ;)

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    Comment by kim — August 19, 2008 @ 7:26 AM

  5. Here here on the cookie excitement. Glad you liked them, I did too.

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    Comment by rainbowbrown — August 19, 2008 @ 7:33 AM

  6. Your cookies look delectable!

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    Comment by Amber — August 19, 2008 @ 8:04 AM

  7. I left in the raisins AND added the chocolate chips. Yum!

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    Comment by Jules — August 19, 2008 @ 8:19 AM

  8. Yum! Those look so good! I’m definitely making these soon. Yours look so perfect too. I have cookie issues, mine rarely come out so perfectly browned and shaped!

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    Comment by bmk — August 19, 2008 @ 8:26 AM

  9. All I needed to read was the title – finally, a cookie, indeed! Glad you got such enthusiastic praise for them too :)

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    Comment by Caitlin — August 19, 2008 @ 8:26 AM

  10. Dude, your cookies look huge!! :) Thanks for the chocolate sub suggestion – these rocked!!

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    Comment by hornedfroggy — August 19, 2008 @ 9:11 AM

  11. oh my goodness! these look fantastic! next time, i’m adding chocolate chips!

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    Comment by food librarian — August 19, 2008 @ 9:25 AM

  12. Yummy! I need to make these tonight. No idea where to find wheat germ though…haha

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    Comment by Kelly (me&mb) — August 19, 2008 @ 9:49 AM

  13. I was thrilled with this cookie choice! Simple, easy and delicious and a big hit in my house. Your cookies look fantastic and adding chocolate chips yum!

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    Comment by Christine — August 19, 2008 @ 10:32 AM

  14. Wait. So did you like these cookies? I can’t tell. LOL. Glad you were a granola grabber convert. Great job!

    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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    Comment by CB — August 19, 2008 @ 10:48 AM

  15. Lovely pics! I loved them too!

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    Comment by Hannah — August 19, 2008 @ 2:09 PM

  16. Yummy! Nice pics!

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    Comment by Hannah — August 19, 2008 @ 2:10 PM

  17. I wasn’t sure about these at first either, but I loved them. Yours look great!

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    Comment by LyB — August 19, 2008 @ 5:44 PM

  18. they look great! i didn’t realize wheat germ had a taste to it?

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    Comment by Jaime — August 19, 2008 @ 7:58 PM

  19. These look yummy. And next time I make these I think I will cinnamon, too. Thanks for the idea.

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    Comment by Margaret — August 21, 2008 @ 8:25 AM

  20. I’m cookie crazed, too! I LOVE cookies. I really enjoyed these, they were so yummy. Your pictures are fabulous.

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    Comment by Pamela — August 21, 2008 @ 11:41 AM

  21. They look good, pictures are great!

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    Comment by Sharon — August 21, 2008 @ 12:17 PM

  22. I was happy for a cookie finally too. Yours look fantastic and I agree with the chocolate chips too. They really make this cookie.

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    Comment by Jacque — August 22, 2008 @ 7:53 AM

  23. I got a shoutout! Sweet!

    PS – I’m using yours and Chris’s "On Demand Dip" tonight for the Cowboys game.

    Remember, you can always mail any leftover cookies to me! ;)

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    Comment by Susan — September 15, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

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