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Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies- Cookies For Christmas

Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

These cookies were just posted on Butter Basil And Breadcrumbs, my good friend Prudy’s totally delicious blog, they were a guest post from yours truly, I liked them  so much I decided to put them in my gift baskets this year. They are crunchy, chewy, chocolatey downright delicious. I always put a chocolate chip cookie in my gift boxes because they are really a classic and adding the granola takes them to a new level. I used my homemade granola, it contains lots of nuts, coconut, maple syrup, coconut oil all good stuff and I make it super crispy. Forgive me for being redundant but had to include this cookie in my holiday repertoire. Note: I changed the recipe a bit after posting on Prudy’s site. reduced the butter by 1 tbs and increased the flour, I think it really depends on the granola that you use my latest batch must have had more coconut oil and the cookies spread a bit too much. You judge make a test cookie which is how I saw it spread. After adding the additional 2 tbs of flour they came out perfectly. 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup  (2 sticks) butter, room temperature (I use salted)
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups + 2 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ (heaping)cups granola (recipe here) Use your favorite or try mine. Your choice
  • 3 oz milk chocolate cut into pieces
  • 3 oz dark chocolate cut into pieces
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and brown sugar until creamy, add egg and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated and the mixture is fluffy.
  2. With mixer on low add the sifted flour, baking soda and salt, beat just until combined, add the granola and chocolate and again mix just until it is combined.
  3. I like to wrap the dough in plastic wrap or parchment put in a zip lock bag and refrigerate for at least an hour but its even better overnight.
  4. Remember: If you refrigerate overnight let sit at room temperature before baking(a half hour on the counter will do it). You can also freeze cookie dough, wrap well and place in zip lock freezer bags and store until ready to use. Let thaw in refrigerator about 2 days before you will be making the cookies.
  5. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Place scoops of the dough (I used a 1½ tbs ice cream scoop) on silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool on rack.
  8. Note: the granola I used had pecans in it. If your granola doesn’t contain nuts you can add to the cookie dough unless you have a nut allergy.

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39 Comments Post a comment
  1. Groan… these cookies look so good i think i can smell them. I know i’ve probably said that before, but it’s true. Holiday hugs!

    December 20, 2014
    • Thank you, just had one, quality control you know. Thanks Teagan!

      December 20, 2014
  2. I’m not a cookie/sweets person, but these look especially yummy. I bet they’re really good right out of the oven!

    December 20, 2014
    • They are really delicious Mimi, something about the combination of the butter chocolate chip cookie with granola is a really nice marriage. Thank you.

      December 20, 2014
  3. Love it! Granola must have added a nice crunch.

    December 20, 2014
  4. I missed breakfast and really want a couple right now!!

    December 20, 2014
    • Just had one for a snack, they are so good. Hard not to eat one. Thanks Susan.

      December 20, 2014
  5. Lucky you just having one of these as a snack, I wish I could they sound delicious. 😉

    December 20, 2014
  6. These sound amazing!

    December 20, 2014
  7. Wow, homemade granola in homemade cookies? It doesn’t get any better: my two favourite things in one! These look utterly delicious – what a Christmas treat 🙂 Happy Christmas!

    December 20, 2014
    • Thanks so much. I too love homemade granola, it’s one of my favorite things.

      December 20, 2014
  8. A test cookie is such a brilliant concept!!! I have never heard of or thought to do that before. Thank you!!

    December 20, 2014
    • Thanks so much Em. I tend to fool around with recipes so testing is required.

      December 22, 2014
  9. Delicious! These look really wonderful Suzanne… although I’m all set to bake up a batch of your ‘Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies’ instead right now. Can’t wait to have the smell of cookies baking in the oven waft through the house! 🙂

    December 20, 2014
    • I love the ginger molasses cookies, pretty much my favorite. I really do love cookies though and it’s hard to pick a favorite. Thanks Margot and let me know how it goes. Thanks so much.

      December 22, 2014
  10. They looks delicious Suzanne! I never thought about adding granola to my chocolate chip cookie recipe! I made 6 dozen chocolate chip cookies late this afternoon. Tomorrow I am making more cookies, starting with my Heath Bar cookies.

    Merry Christmas to you!!!
    Michael

    December 20, 2014
    • I saw your cookies and they are amazing looking. Thanks Michael and love heath bars, toffee in the cookie would be amazing. Thanks again.

      December 22, 2014
  11. These sound soooo good!!

    December 20, 2014
  12. Oooh! Very yummy, Suzanne! My kind of cookie, indeed! 🙂

    December 21, 2014
    • Thanks so much Julianna, I am a granola lover I would probably put it in just about anything except on my pasta, lol!

      December 22, 2014
  13. Yum again, Suzanne! I appreciate you updating your change in measurement of butter/flour. 🙂

    December 21, 2014
    • Thanks Nancy, yes the test cookie spread too much so a little more flour depending on how much oil is in the granola is essential/ Thanks so much/

      December 22, 2014
  14. Oh wow ! These look to die for…

    December 21, 2014
  15. Wow, these cookies looks amazing Suzanne. … love granola and choco chip cookies so I would definitely love this…. yummm…

    December 21, 2014
  16. I like your idea of adding granola to your cookies 🙂

    December 22, 2014
  17. Love the granola – I think it adds so much to baking especially with chocolate.
    Perfect holiday treat.
    Happy holidays to you Suzanne – hope you have a wonderful season and a happy new year!

    December 22, 2014
  18. Santa is dying to try these cookies, I know it 😛

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    December 22, 2014
    • LOL, yes I think you are right, a plate of this will be next to the tree. Thanks Uru!

      December 22, 2014
  19. Liz #

    big yes from my corner! Breakfast 🙂

    December 23, 2014
    • Nice way to get your granola in when the vehicle is a cookie. Thanks Liz.

      December 24, 2014
  20. Holy YUM!!! These are exactly my sort of cookie, and unfortunately I can’t reach through the screen and just grab one (or five)!

    December 24, 2014

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