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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.


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

  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)

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

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