So the box remained in suppurated silence until, in a moment of weakness I needed to bake cookies.
Equipped with oven mitts, wielding a spatula and a bread knife I inched, slipper by slipper, closer to the cupboard. With great skill, that would make any angler proud, I hooked the corner of the spatula on the handle and swung the cupboard open.
There it stood: the brewing box of mystery. It had certainly moved since I had last looked (we practically barricaded behind the unsalted crackers and nacho chips) but all the other snacks had inexplicably crowded to the opposite side leaving me and the box. I studied it's blank canvass for any sign of fear, but it hinted at nothing (damn no-name packaging) and just when a drip of sweat traced down my temple it fell out of the cupboard and plummeted towards the wood flooring. The seal broke, I squinted in fear, and out poured a air-tight plastic bag containing a harmless granola mix. And so I made the cookies.
Want a similar thrilling adventure of your own? Let a box of granola expire (only by a few days, mind you) and try this delightful recipe below!
Cheddar Granola Cookies
- 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 tsp each Baking Soda and Salt
- 1/2 cup Butter (softened)
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/3 Liquid Honey
- 2 Eggs
- 2 cups Granola
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese (in honour of Dairy Month find Canadian cheddar--support local farmers!)
- 1 1/2 cups Raisins
In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose and whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt. Cream in softened butter and gradually beat in sugar and honey. Add eggs. Mix in granola, cheddar cheese and raisins (for a thick consistency).
Drop tablespoon of batter onto lined cookie sheet and space generously, these spread. Let them cool and enjoy! I specifically loved the salty addition of cheddar which mingles delightfully with the honey and raisins.
Recipe courtesy of DairyGoodness.ca
Keep your eyes tuned for Pandora's (Cereal) Box Part Two.