Thursday, February 9, 2012

Grape-Nuts Cookies

I recently bought a box of Grape-Nuts that advertised a free sample of a Grape-Nuts cookie inside and had the recipe printed on the outside.  I love Grape-Nuts and I love cookies, so this was a must-try.  Trevor and I eagerly baked up the cookies.  (He loves Grape-Nuts and cookies too.)   

Here is the picture from the box.  They looked good- like a cross between oatmeal cookies and granola bars.  But the small print that said "homemade cookie will differ from sample" left me confused.  Why provide a sample if the one you make yourself won't be anything like it?


Especially when the sample is SO MUCH WORSE!  Here is the sample cookie (left) next to our homemade cookie (right).  Our homemade one looked just like the one on the box, while the sample clearly did not.  They both tasted good, but the homemade one was 100 times better. 

I am so glad I didn't eat the sample cookie before baking our own.  The sample, while good, wouldn't have motivated me to try the recipe.

Of course, being me, I couldn't just try the recipe as is.  I split the finished dough in half, baked the first half according to instructions, then dug around the pantry to find something to add to the dough to personalize it.  Butterscotch chips- yummy!  I added a bunch to the dough and baked those up. 

Interestingly, even though I used the same pan for the same time in the same oven, these baked more quickly.  I wish I'd noticed and pulled them out a minute or two sooner.  They were delicious, but I don't think the butterscotch chips added much to the cookie.  When I make these again (and I will!), I'll stick with the original recipe.


Grape-Nuts Cookies

                           1/2 c. butter, softened               1 tsp. baking soda
                           1/2 c. brown sugar                     1/4 tsp. salt
                           1/2 c. sugar                                2 c. rolled oats 
                           3 T. honey                                  1 c. flour
                           2 eggs                                        1 c. Grape-Nuts
                           1 tsp. vanilla

Beat butter and sugars in large bowl at medium speed until smooth.  Add honey, eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Add baking soda, salt, oats, flour and Grape-Nuts.  Combine just until mixed.  Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets.  Bake 10-14 minutes at 350° or until golden brown.  Cool 2-3 minutes then remove from baking sheets.  Cool completely on wire racks. 

3 comments:

  1. I love cookie recipes that use honey - natural sweeteners always make for a tasty cookie! Thanks for sharing... I may just have to try these out! :)

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  2. Cindy! You are so creative, even in your cooking! thanks for providing the recipe!!! And sending a great BIG thank you for your prayers for my mom!!!!

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