Sunday, April 26, 2009

SMS: Granola Breakfast Cookies

This week’s Sweet Melissa Sunday recipe was Granola Breakfast Cookies. I am a big fan of any cookie you can justify eating for breakfast, so I was looking forward to making these. I am habitually in a huge rush on weekday mornings and require portable (and neat) food to eat on my commute. My typical breakfast is a Luna Bar, and sadly, since the salmonella outbreak earlier this year, my favorite peanut butter flavored ones have been unavailable. I decided to take this as an occasion to turn this into a peanut butter breakfast cookie.




I added a half-cup of peanut butter to the cookies, added an extra quarter cup of flour, and a handful of peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts. The recipe said that the cookies should be chewy, but probably due to my hasty additions, they were rather crumbly. I liked them that way, though, so it worked out fine. I loved that you could really taste the honey flavor in the cookies, since I feel like it is something that often gets overpowered by other ingredients. I have to confess that the dough was so yummy I ate a little more than I should. Thus far a lot of the Sweet Melissa recipes have involved making extra goodies - brownies for a cake, orange peel for biscotti, granola for cookies - if you have the time and inclination (you can also easily purchase them). I think it’s fun to have the opportunity to make multiple treats, but this week, despite having a long weekend, I was a little short on kitchen time, so I opted for store-bought granola, which worked out fine.




I gave this recipe a 7.5 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 3.75. Many thanks to Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen for giving us SMS/TWD bakers a break from rich desserts and selecting this great cookie. You can find the recipe on Jessica’s site, and see what the other bakers thought via the Sweet Melissa Sundays site.

10 comments:

Cristine said...

Can't go wrong with peanut butter! YUM!

Megan said...

Yeah I would have devoured more than a fair share of the dough too! I love love love peanut butter - and it would have been an outstanding addition!

Flourchild said...

I love PB Kashi bars too. I was bummed they had to take them away. Your cookies look so good and what a great idea to add PB and PB chips..yum!

I agree with you on running races that aren't marked correctly. Im wandering now if that has happened before. My times are usually pretty consistent so maybe not. It's hard to see a slower time on your watch while your running the race, it's not good for the mind!

notmicrowavesafe said...

Thanks! Your cookies look wonderful, the peanut butter was such a good idea! I've gotten hooked on peanut butter and animal crackers for an afternoon snack lately, don't ask why :-)

Michele said...

Your cookies look just perfect!!

Stephanie said...

Weird, I was going to add P.B. to my cookies too! I didn't though (I totally forgot abotu the idea at the last minute) but I wish I had - I probably would have liked them better!

M and E said...

I love Peanut Butter Clif bars, and I can't find them either. Ah, they were so good. I did buy a huge box of Nature Valley Peanut Butter Sweet and Salty Granola Bars right before "the indicent" and it's almost gone now!!

pinkstripes said...

Peanut butter in these cookies sounds wonderful. They look great. I'm glad they were a success.

n.o.e said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe so much. I'm a big fan of Luna bars, but these didn't do it for me. They might have with peanut butter! Baking these compound recipes (making another recipe first) has been a little tricky - and time consuming!!
Nancy

Mermaid Sweets said...

Yum, what a great addition.