Do you love oatmeal cookies? If so, let me introduce you to your new cookie obsession. These crispy granola cookies take the oatmeal cookie up a few notches. They are sweet, crunchy and chewy all at the same time. You know, everything you'd want in a cookie. This Granola Cookies Recipe is pretty versatile too. You can add chocolate chips, dried cranberries, or walnuts and they would be just as amazing. If you want to eat cookies, but still feel good about yourself, these are the way to go. I mean they are made with granola. It's hard to feel bad about that. Our Carrot Cake Cookies will also help you feel good about yourself while stuffing your face full of cookies.
Why this recipe is great
I have a confession to make. I was inspired to make this crunchy granola cookies recipe because I had some granola that was going to be expiring soon. I am sure that many great recipes have been inspired by an expiration date on a package, but most bloggers won't tell you that. Just keeping it real here folks. So if you have some granola lying around, this is an awesome way to use it!
I have a little obsession with granola, and they sell my favorite kind at Costco. If you are familiar with Costco, than you know that they sometimes stop carrying products with seemingly no warning. Such was the case with my beloved granola. One day, it was gone. I was distraught and tried other kinds of granola but never found one I liked as much. Many months later I was wandering the aisles at Costco and guess what? My granola was back! I was so thrilled, I bought up a bunch of bags with the intent to hoard them, should it get taken away again. They are of course still selling it and I am now stuck with with lots of granola with a rapidly approaching expiration date. What's a girl to do? Well, if you love cookies and have kids who love cookies, you try and use up some of that granola in this recipe for granola cookies.
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- baking soda
How to make granola cookies
I used granola that contained raisins and almonds which I think are a fabulous addition to these cookies. Feel free to use your favorite granola, but I would skip plain granola on these cookies since the additional ingredients make them so interesting.
In our house we have chewy cookie and crunchy cookie fans so I made a cookie sheet for each of them. To get chewier cookies, bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. For crunchy cookies, extend the baking time to 12 minutes.
What granola cookies taste like
These seriously might be my new favorite cookie. I am a huge fan of oatmeal cookies and the taste of these is similar but they have more of crunch to them because of the granola. Try some and let me know what you think! Be sure to also check out this Maple Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe.
Frequently asked questions
I have found that most granola works. If it has dried fruit or nuts, it adds even more flavor to the cookie. My advice is to use whatever you have on hand.
Chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, nuts, raisins, dried cranberries (craisins) all work well.
Yes, these granola cookies come off parchment paper easily.
I found a great flourless granola cookie recipe from Minimalist Baker.
You can store these in an air tight container for up to a week.
Granola Cookies Recipe
- ¾ cup melted butter
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¾ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups granola
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt butter and mix with sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until sugars are dissolved.
- Add vanilla and egg and mix until thoroughly combined.
- In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt.
- Add dry ingredients to the bowl with the butter mixture.
- Add granola and mix until a dough forms.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350. Bake for 10 minutes for a chewier cookie and 12 minutes for a crunchy cookie.
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