One of my favorite memories as a kid is sleepovers at my grandma’s house. In my mind, nothing could top them.
My grandma always had the best food for us and one of my favorite things was what we called “GORP.” Ever heard of it? It was made up of Cheerios, M&M’s, peanuts and raisins. We loved it. We’d take it everywhere . . .vacations, the swimming pool, picnics. I’m not sure why we just didn’t call it trail mix. . . maybe way back then, the name “trail mix” hadn’t been coined yet, who knows. I just know we absolutely loved GORP.
If I remember right, there always seemed to be an abundance of raisins left, probably because we were all “pickers.” We all went for the good stuff. I actually like raisins in trail mix, just not in cookies. There is something about cooked raisins . . . yuck!
Now onto these cookies. They are completely awesome. I’m not kidding, I couldn’t get enough of them. Even after all the dough I ate, I just kept eating the cookies. I think I kept justifying it in my mind by telling myself that there’s oatmeal and whole wheat flour in these, so they’ve got to be somewhat healthy. I debated about whether or not to add the cinnamon just because it didn’t sound like it belonged. Trust me when I tell you, it belongs! The cinnamon gives these cookies such a great flavor. It’s really subtle and takes these cookies over-the-top. I am in love with these cookies, so were my boys.
Maybe I should call these Gorp Cookies, what do you think?
Make these. You will love them!Print
Recipe Source: Joy the Baker Cookbook