Monday, November 14, 2011

Granola Cookies

Since my last post featured Cap n' Crunch, I thought I'd continue the trend with something a bit more respectable.  Now I know that store bought granola is not truly healthy but let's admit it - we'll pretend these cookies, given the presence of a scant raisin and an oat or two, are somehow better for you. 

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups Cascadian Farm® organic maple brown sugar granola
3/4 cup raisins or chocolate chips (or dried cherries would be good too!)
3/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt until well mixed.

Stir in granola, raisins/chips and pecans if using. Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.

Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.  Pour milk and resist the urge to eat them all in one sitting.

Adapted from a Cascadian Farms Cereal Box - I swear! 

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