Granola Cookies

I was inspired during our hiking trip to Arizona last week, to creat a yummy granola-type of cookie that would combine my soul mate’s love of oatmeal cookies, with my need for chocolate inclusion to make the calories worth it. I think I’ve struck the mother lode. For realz.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked Irish-style oatmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (it’s totally okay if a little extra overflows the spoon … just saying)
  • 3/4 cup softened salted butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 11 oz bag of white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted or roasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cups dried cranberries

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together butter and sugar until creamy, then add egg, and dry ingredients … add the chips, nuts and dried cranberries at the very end to make sure the “cookie” part of the recipe is well-mixed.
  3. Line your cookie sheets with parchment, or prepare them however you normally do.
  4. Drop cookies 1/2-inch apart–they don’t really spread too much–and pop in the oven.
  5. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, then let cool and enjoy!

I’m not really sure how many cookies it would make if you used tablespoon-sized scoops because I make about a dozen larger cookies, then scoop the rest of the batter in tablespoon-sized balls. Let’s say it’ll make 35 – 50 cookies, depending on how big you want them. 🙂

YUM-OLA.

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