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Rockin' Granola Cookies

Yes, these cookies rock. Homemade granola mixed with more dried fruit, more nuts and butter. How much better does it get?  The original recipe calls for store bought granola but I make it with my homemade Rockin' Granola and that's what makes these cookies Rock



Rich with dried fruit and nuts it's a moist and chewy cookie. 

And since they are made with healthy. homemade granola, they have to be good for you no?


I could have sworn I took an ingredients photo but I can't find it anywhere, I'm bummed :-(



In the bowl of you mixer, cream together the butter and both the granulated and brown sugars. 




Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between additions. 




Add the flour and oats. 




Next add the Rockin' Granola and nuts.  




And the dried fruits. Mix well but gently. 

Using cookie scoop, I used a #40 which is a 1 1/2 T measure. Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake. 




Hot out of the oven. 

Try and wait for them to cool before eating. Eating these while fanning your mouth crying ouch, ouch, ooch, ooch, hot-hot isn't very much fun, so I've been told. ;-)


I based this recipe on a recipe I snagged off Pioneer Woman's Blog. Thanks to her friend Hyacinth. 

Here's my version, hope you like it. 

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Rockin' Granola Cookies


3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar; lightly packed
2 whole eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla, almond extract mix; 1/2 tsp each extract
2-1/8 cups pastry flour; or all purpose
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick oats
1-1/2 cups Rockin' Granola
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup dried apricot, mango mix; chopped
or any dried fruit combination you; like; chopped
3/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries

In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars. Add eggs
one at a time, mixing between additions. Add the vanilla/almond extract
mix. In a mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, and salt, whisk to combine
then add to the wet mix in the mixing bowl. Slowly blend in the oats;
granola mix, pecans, raisins and dried fruit.
With cookie scoop #40 (1 1/2T) drop onto parchment lined cookie sheet. With
wet fingers, tap down the dough, just a bit, but don't flatten.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

Rockin' Granola

4 cups quick oats
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
2 cups sliced almonds,or your favorite mix; small pieces
1 cup chopped pecans; small pieces
1/2 cup coconut oil; or vegetable oil
1/2 cup blue agave
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup diced dried apricots; small dice
1 cup diced dried dates; small dice
1 cup craisins

Preheat oven to 350*F
In a large bowl, toss oats and nuts together.
In a small saucepan melt the coconut oil; add the agave, vanilla and brown
sugar. Simmer the oil mixture, stirring until the brown sugar is dissolved.

Pour over the oat, nut mixture and mix well. Pour the oat mixture onto a
baking sheet (I use a 17.5X11.5 lined with aluminum foil) Bake, stirring
occasionally until light brown**
Remove and cool, then add the coconut and fruits.

**I like my granola a little on the chewy side. I baked it for 5 minutes
then stirred and returned to the oven. After that, I checked it every two
minutes for the texture that I want. For chewy it took 10 minutes.
For crunchier granola return to oven and bake to golden brown about 5 to 10
minutes more.


Yield: 4 dozen

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And that's that