Hello all– Larry had some friends over for a quick planning meeting a couple nights ago. They sat out in the backyard, the coolest spot on a warm evening, and bounced ideas back and forth. And maybe you’re like this– I can’t have people over without feeding them a little something (it’s a neurosis I deal with!) . So I set out these big nutty granola cookies. They liked them. And I liked nibbling up all the leftover cookies this week. Crunchy, nutty chewy good.
GRANOLA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
2 sticks (1/2 pound) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
2 1/2 cups granola*
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chips (12 oz. pkg.)
With an electric mixer beat together the butter, sugars and eggs. Then mix in the flour, granola, baking powder and salt. Add in the chocolate chips last. Scoop out spoonfuls of cookie dough onto baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray and pop them in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes until they are browned and crispy.
Makes about 3 dozen large cookies (or 5 dozen smallish ones)
*I use a granola that I like to make with maple syrup– https://thethankfulheart.wordpress.com/?s=granola
It has lots of nuts, but if your granola doesn’t have a lot of nuts, you can stir in a half cup or more of walnuts or pecans.