Granola-Chocolate Chip Cookies

26 Mar

When you make granola as often as I do, you’re bound to come up with a few new uses for it. These chewy cookies will remind you of classic oatmeal-raisin and are based on this recipe. Over time I’ve made a few adjustments to make them a bit healthier. That said, they’re still cookies–with a whole stick of butter in them–but I still think they’re pretty sensible. You can certainly try substituting unsweetened applesauce for a few tablespoons of the butter, but I wouldn’t replace more than 2-3. Cookies need butter! Read on for the recipe:

Granola-Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups homemade granola
3/4 cup chocolate chips

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees with racks in top and bottom third of oven. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, and agave nectar on medium-high until light and fluffy, two to three minutes. Add vanilla and egg; continue beating until well combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour, mixing until just combined. Mix in granola and chocolate chips.
  3. Divide dough among two baking sheets (9 mounds per sheet), scooping about 2 tablespoons per cookie. Bake, rotating once, until cookies are just beginning to become golden, 11-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on sheet 1 minute, then remove cookies to a rack to finish cooling. Makes 18.

A note on chocolate chips…I usually can’t stand them–too waxy, too sweet, and made from inferior chocolate and fillers was always my opinion. But recently I discovered E. Guittard’s line of chips. They are divine!


2 Responses to “Granola-Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. eatandrun1 March 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    I like the chocolate chip cookie recipe .

  2. asolosingerinamerica March 27, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    Mmmm looks delicious 🙂

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