Ah, “Granola Grabbers.” Such an aggressive, puzzling, tantalizing name for what turned out to be a fairly mediocre cookie.
I’m hesitant to say that I disliked these cookies, because there was nothing overtly offensive about them, but I will say that I was distinctly underwhelmed. There’s just too much going on! In addition to regular cookie ingredients like butter and sugar, they call for granola (I used my favorite homemade variety), two kinds of nuts, raisins, coconut, and wheat germ. (What, no kitchen sink?)
I even did these cookies a favor and replaced the raisins with a mix of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, and how did they repay me? By tasting like the scraps found at the back of a snack cupboard–every bite had a different taste and texture, but the end result was more disjointed than exciting. It’s disappointing, but I guess I can’t expect to love every single Dorie recipe, right? Onward and upward.