Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Batch 74

The recipe for Batch 74 was:
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup walnuts
1½ cup rolled oats
½ cup raisins
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp wheat germ
½ cup turbinado sugar
2 tbsp dry milk powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2 eggs
¾ cup milk
2 tbsp molasses
2 tbsp honey
¾ cup sunflower oil
¼ tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sunflower seeds, walnuts, and ¾ cup oats on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring once, until fragrant and just starting to change color.

Mix those dry ingredients together with raisins and chop in a food processor until finely grained. Mix together with the remaining oats, flour, sugar, milk powder, cinnamon, and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients well, trying not to introduce too much air. Stir wet and dry mixtures together.

Let dough rest for about half an hour. Bake on buttered cookie sheet for 10 minutes, or just until the edges start to brown.

If you sampled cookies from batch 74, I'm interested in your opinion. Please leave your comments below! (If you sampled Batch 73, please check the previous post.)


  1. I tasted both bags you gave me. The other one was better. I tasted too much flour and not enough vanilla in this one. It was not as chewy as the old guerilla cooie, either.

  2. Preferred this to previous batch. Thought the texture and chew were closer to the original and it was moister, without the over-prominent nut flavor. But it was somewhat bland - could use a stronger flavor, though not sure what. Perhaps more honey. I seem to remember more oats but that could be wrong.

  3. Thanks, guys!

    I think you're noticing the same thing when you write "too much flour" and "somewhat bland," and I agree. I also suspect that more honey would help move both the taste and the texture more toward the original guerrilla.

    I'm also wondering how to bump up the chewiness, which neither batch 73 nor 74 got right. I suspect it has to do with more back to the test kitchen.

    Thanks again!