Friday, November 30, 2012

Grape-Nuts Crunchies



I was especially attracted to this vintage recipe card because of the handwritten notation at the top: tested 5/19/55 very good.

So, more than a half century later, I tested these myself and found that they have withstood the test of time; they are still very good.  Grape-Nuts Crunchies -- basically oatmeal cookies but with Grape-Nuts instead -- probably were developed in a Post Cereal test kitchen sometime in the 1940s or 1950s.  Grape-Nuts themselves have been around since 1897!  Checking "official" recipes on their website today shows that three of them are low-fat and one involves tabbouleh! 

So if you want something different than the usual oatmeal cookie, one with a slightly maltier flavor, I recommend these twice tested treats.





As always, I used butter as the shortening (instead of Spry or Crisco) in the recipe.  And I don't sift the flour or other dry ingredients, just mix them together with a whisk.  Much quicker with an excellent result.



5 comments:

  1. Wait-- is that Lance Armstrong on the top right of the Grape Nuts box???? ABA

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  2. That's not Lance, it's Matthew Busche, he's last year's American cycling champion. (Timmy Duggan won this year, so I guess he'll be on next year's box... lol)

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  3. This is off topic but will you be doing another The Best of 2011: A Baker's Dozen for 2012?

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    1. Yes, I will! Not sure when, but certainly before January 1st (or 2nd).

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