Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Blog, Bready or Not, cookies | 0 comments

Vanilla Granola Cookies! Because granola makes everything healthier, right?

Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

The clearance aisle at the grocery store bequeathed me with super-cheap vanilla granola with a close expiration date, so I decided to make cookies with it.

Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

Weirdly enough, there weren’t many granola cookie recipes out there–and certainly none that appealed to me. I decided to greatly modify a couple oatmeal cookie recipes to get what I wanted.

Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

I was most worried about getting the balance of sugar just right, since granola is already sweet on its own. Keep that in mind when you make this, too–granolas vary a lot, so tweak the sugar as necessary!

Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

These cookies have a great, unique texture. I tried not to break up granola clumps too much, and the mix of granola throughout creates sporadic crunchiness in otherwise soft cookies.

Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

Notice the different backdrops for my food pictures? That’s my new Shotbox in action! Most of my new recipes from here on will include at least some pictures from the Shotbox. It’s a cool, collapsible, and portable photo light studio.

Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

I love my Shotbox. (And no, I’m not being paid anything to say that. I bought this during a Kickstarter and I had to wait a long time for the product to arrive. Totally worth the wait.)

Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

 

Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

Bready or Not Original: Vanilla Granola Cookies

Try out this recipe with different varieties of vanilla granola! Some granolas can be extra sweet or include more sweet add-ins like dried fruit or chips, so reduce the sugar in the recipe if necessary.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups vanilla granola
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325-degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the soft butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract and two eggs until the mix is light. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Gently blend in the granola, trying to not break apart all of the clumps, and the white chocolate chips.

Place tablespoon-sized dollops of dough on the ready sheet, spacing them out to allow for expansion. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, until the edges are slightly brown and the middle is still soft. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Cookies keep for days in sealed container at room temperature.

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