Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Granola Cookies

Have you ever made/bought too much granola and had no idea how you were ever going to finish? Or you just got sick of it? I know, absurd question. Who could ever get sick of granola? It's my favorite food, well after ikura, and raspberry macarons, and fresh kula strawberries, and..okay, I guess I should stop before this post is entirely composed of my favorite foods. Well anyways, I had a bunch of granola, and after my fifth bowl (yes, I ate five huge bowls of granola. my jaw is now sore..) I decided I needed some other way to eat my granola. What better way to eat something that in cookie form?!

These cookies were delicious. Hearty and healthy from the granola, and chewy from all of the oats, or at least I think. The granola didn't have any dried fruit in it, so I decided to throw in some dried cranberries to give the cookies a little color. Enjoy!



Granola Cranberry Cookies
from Culinary Adventures of a New Wife
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup granola, slightly crushed
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and both sugars until well combined. In a small bowl, whisk together cooled butter (room temp), egg and vanilla extract. Pour into flour mixture and stir well to combine.
3. Stir in granola and chocolate chips until all are well-distributed in the dough.  Place rounded tablespoons on a cookie sheet
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies just begin to take on a light golden brown color.
Cool completely on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.

5 comments:

  1. Very resourceful! More pictures of recipes please! :)

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  2. I always have a little bit of granola hanging around that I don't get around to eating. What a great and delicious way to use it!

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  3. looks yummy! I found a pretty awesome mochi website!-- http://mochithoughts.com/

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  4. @Anonymous: Not to worry, more recipes are on their way!

    @Nicole: Thanks. I hope you enjoy your cookies!

    @Erica: Thanks! OMG! Her mochi is amazing! Love the comic aspect!

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  5. Oh this sounds so good. Love granola too. But after eating to much my mouth gets sore and raw, so to put it in a cookie is genius.

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