Monday, November 5, 2012

Maple Brown Sugar Granola Cookies

I'm usually pretty boring when it comes to breakfast. My go-to is a bowl of granola with banana and milk. It's quick and delicious and keeps me filled up until lunch (most of the time anyway). I do like to try different types of granola, and lately my favorite is maple brown sugar. It just tastes like fall! When I got my last box of granola, I saw a recipe on the back for cookies and thought I'd give it a try.


Maple Brown Sugar Granola Cookies
from Cascadian Farm
Makes 4 dozen cookies (I halved the recipe to get 2 dozen)

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened (I used margarine)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 t vanilla
2 eggs
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)

Directions:
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.


~Tammy
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47 comments:

  1. I'm going to give this recipe to my daughter, she is the one who loves baking cookies! They look yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Looks yummy! And you know my take on presentation....LOVIN' that ribbon!

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  3. Tammy, I needed a new cookie recipe to try, and this is the one! I can already taste just how good these cookies will be! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  4. :) drooling! I've just had lunch and I need something sweet as dessert but there's nothing home. have to go to the grocery for a piece of chocolate. your cookies look so delicious :) yummi! happy week ahead sweetie :) xxo

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  5. Beautiful photographs! I can almost smell the cookies :-)

    Now, why did you do this on day 1 of my diet? I'll be fantasizing all day. lol

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  6. Oh dear now I want one. Sounds delicious. B

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  7. These look great! I have made breakfast cookies before and the boys really enjoy them.

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  8. Mmmm, cookies and coffee. These will make great little Christmas goodies!

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  9. Those look so yummy. And perfect for Fall.

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  10. I am whipping up a batch tomorrow! Thank you so much! Love your photos too!

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  11. Your maple brown sugar cookies look delicious! They would be perfect with a cup of tea :-) I'm visiting from Sunny Simple Life and hope you will drop by for a visit.

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  12. I love how you photographed these tied up with a ribbon. Too cute!

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  13. Soft and chewy with just the right amount of crunch sounds like my kind of cookie. Thanks for the recipe. They do look and sound like they will be delicious!
    Liz

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  14. Oh my Tammy.. I need to make those.. The pictures are wonderful, too..
    I wonder if we have that kind of granola here..
    Take care...

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  15. Oh man, those look yummy!! Love, love your food photography too! :)

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  16. They sound delicious, and a good excuse to have cookies for breakfast! I have a couple really good homemade granola recipes that I am going to post on my blog. We eat granola just about every morning! Thanks for sharing!!
    ~Rob

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  17. Yup! Another recipe for my collection! Our girls are going to LOVE cookies for breakfast! Thanks!

    Sonja Twombly of Lally Broch Farm
    http://lallybrochfarms.blogspot.com/

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  18. Wowwwwwwwwwww. Fantastic. The photos are seems very delicious.

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  19. Those are so puffy and perfect for dunking. Yum!!! Sound so good. Did you save me some?

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  20. Those do sound like a perfect breakfast cookie! I do admit to eat oatmeal raisin cookies with coffee for breakfast, Yumm! Thanks for this recipe!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  21. Oh they sound yummy ~ Great post and recipe ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  22. I just love the way you present your cookies.

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  23. wonderful cookies lovely photographs xo

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  24. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I make my own granola and am eager to try something like this to see how well it bakes up. Yum!

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  25. Granola with Banana and Milk is never boring, but the cookies look GREAT! :)

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  26. The cookies look and sound good. And I like your photography! :)
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  27. I need to make these immediately!!! I love the pictures of your animals too!

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  28. Love the first photo of the cookies and pretty ribbon. Sounds delicious, too :)

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  29. These look great and easy. A sure practice for my Grandgirls. I hope you will share these at my holiday cookie exchange: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/2012-cookie-exchange-cookies-and-memories/

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  30. These look awesome! Thanks for visiting Mom Essentials and commenting on my Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes!

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  31. Yum....looks so good. I just bookmarked them...:)
    Am linking up to follow..come by when you can.
    Over from Charm of Home..

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  32. Mmmm these look great - thanks for sharing you recipe. :)

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  33. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo

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  34. Your cookies look wonderful! They sound so delicious - the perfect fall treat! I'm going to feature them in my Hearth and Soul post tomorrow :)

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  35. They look so yummy and moist! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's Meatless Monday :)

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  36. Mmm, these look so yummy! And I love Cascadian Farms granola cereal! Thanks for sharing at Tiny Tip Tuesday :)

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  37. I also buy Cascadian Farm granola. I noticed this recipe, too while I was eating a bowl one morning. I used golden raisins and they are delicious. Yours look great!

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  38. GREAT looking cooking
    wish I could grab one via the screen :)

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  39. Looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up with HSH!
    Sherry

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  40. Sorry if this is a bit last minute, but I'd like to invite you to co-host tomorrow's next Sweet Saturday link party. Email me at healthymommyhealthybaby@gmail.com for details if you are interested :)

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  41. They look delicious! I'm visiting from Carole's Chatter.

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  42. Beautiful presentation. Thanks for linking them in to Food on Friday. Cheers

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  43. Yum! I love cookies and these look and sound delicious :)

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