Monday, December 5, 2011
Cookie Tour 2011 - Granola Cookies
7th Annual Currier & Ives Cookie Tour here in the Monadnock region is coming up this weekend and I actually have my recipe completed with time to spare!
If you are interested in participating in the tour, it will be this Saturday, December 10, from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The tour includes 15 different B&Bs, inns, and specialty shops in Peterborough, Jaffrey, Rindge, Troy, Fitzwilliam, Swanzey, and Marlborough. Each stop features a homemade holiday treat (with recipe) and other refreshments. Visit at least 10 of the 15 stops and you can be eligible for a gift certificate valued at over $100. Tickets cost $10 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Helping Hands of Troy, an organization that provides food and donations to Monadnock region residents in need. Tickets can be purchased at our B&B, and also from Inn at East Hill Farm (Troy), Monadnock Inn (Jaffrey), Woodbound Inn (Rindge), and Inn of the Tartan Fox (Swanzey).
So for our treat this year, we are offering... Mmmmm... Granola Cookies!
The inspiration for these cookies started this summer when we began making and selling our homemade granola at two of the local farmers' markets (Fresh Chicks Outdoor Market, and Depot Square Market, both in Peterborough) and we started thinking about all-things-granola! At the time, I came across a King Arthur Flour Company recipe for Granola Brownie Bars. (I'm a huge fan of KAF - their products, their people, and their recipes!) The bars were pretty good (although I probably would call them "Blondies" rather than "Brownies") and really versatile (you could add your own favorite combination of granola, dried fruit, nuts, chips, etc.) and a note with the recipe suggested you could make them as cookies.
Hmmm... Granola Cookies... that could work for this year's Cookie Tour!
last year's quest for the "perfect" Mint-Filled Chocolate Fudge Cookie!)
Here's the recipe: Little River Bed & Breakfast Granola Cookies
Maybe we'll see you on the tour on Saturday. You'll be able to sample the cookies (in addition to the one you get to bring home) and we'll even have some of our own homemade granola available for purchase.