There is a chance I may have another awesome giveaway up my sleeve. This one involving a little company called Bob’s Red Mill. It might feature their newest Granola lineup…yes, that means more than 1 flavor. They may have sent me multiple bags of each flavor, meaning there just might be multiple winners :). Not today though! I figured I should finish the giveaway I’m in the process of…then move on to the next.
I will give you a sneak peak of the product though. I might have kept a bag for myself (don’t tell Bob’s Red Mill) and made some cookies with it the other day. The cookies were made on Thursday and gone by Saturday. I tried to get my husband to take them to work on Friday but he didn’t! That pretty much sealed the cookies fate. Since they were devoured so quickly, they were obviously really good! The granola added a nice crunchiness to an otherwise soft cookie. Here are the goods I used:
Cinnamon Raisin Granola! I thought this was the perfect cookie making bag of granola! I didn’t get that creative…I just used the cookie recipe on the side of the bag. Originally, I was going to try and make my own but I thought this recipe sounded too good to pass up.
Mill Favorite Granola Cookies
- 6 tbsp butter
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp of whole wheat flour (supposed to be pastry flour but I don’t have that)
- 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Cinnamon Raisin Granola
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, or nuts of your choice (optional)
I chopped up the apricots and walnuts first then started on the rest of the ingredients.
I combined the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract in a bowl and mixed until no lumps could be found.
In a separate bowl, I combined the flours and baking soda. Then I slowly added the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mixed it well.
Finally, I added the granola, walnuts, and dried apricots.
I greased a baking sheet and dropped spoonfuls of the mixture onto the sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart. I pressed down on the dough balls slightly with a fork, then baked them for 15 minutes at 300 degrees.
I love the smell of cookies. I used to buy a chocolate chip cookie candle that literally smelled exactly like cookies! It was kind of a form of torture because all it made me want to do is eat cookies…but it smelled amazing!
Like I said, these were delicious! I really like the idea of using granola in cookies. You could use plain granola and throw it in with regular chocolate chip cookies…I’ll have to try that one of these days! I think it adds a really yummy texture.
So, I hope I have some granola loving reader’s out there! Otherwise, my husband and I might be living off of granola for the next few months! 🙂 A granola giveaway is soon to come!
If you eat granola, how do you usually use it? As cereal? A topping?