Maple Brown Sugar Granola Cookies
from Cascadian Farm
Makes 4 dozen cookies (I halved the recipe to get 2 dozen)
1 cup butter, softened (I used margarine)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 t vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I used white whole wheat flour)
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
4 cups maple brown sugar granola (I used Cascadian Farm* brand)
3/4 cups raisins (optional)
3/4 cups chopped pecans (I used walnuts)
1. Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, beat butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs on low speed until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt until well mixed.
2. Stir in granola, raisins and pecans. Onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls (I simply used my fingers to smash the dough into balls).
3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack to cool completely.
I may be biased because I love granola, but these cookies were amazing! Soft and chewy with just the right amount of crunch from the granola. And the maple flavor really shines through. I highly suggest a cup of strong coffee to go along with the cookies (don't forget to dip the cookies in the coffee!). It would make for a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack.
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