I get in the mood for things like most people. And, on this particular day of the birth of these crookies, I was in the mood for a chewy somewhat ‘healthy’ nutty crunchy cookie to go with my coffee for the next few mornings. I knew that oatmeal, brown sugar, nuts, and dates would be like a ‘granola’ bar. And, that wheat germ would add some nutritional value.
These little critters are just so darn good. I’m doing this recipe post 3 days after making them, and, yes, they’re still delicious. I just crookie binged and ate five of them! Not too sweet, you can taste the nuttiness that comes from the walnuts and wheat germ. Then there’s a slight caramel taste with the brown sugar. Luckily this recipe made a lot of crookies, so two lucky people each got one dozen. I took a dozen to the consignment store where I go to find treasures, then the other dozen went to a person who was doing some repair work in the house the day I made the crookies.
Now, why did I call them ‘cRookies’ and not just cookies? Well, when the first baked batch came out of the oven, they had the most glorious crunch on the exterior. Tiny peaks and valleys formed from dolloping them with the spring scoop spoon (like a mini-ice cream scoop) onto the baking sheet. When you store in airtight containers the crookies, after a while, this crunch softens. Still great, they’re perfect with that cup of coffee in the morning. Or a cup of hot tea in the late afternoon!