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.