Monday, January 24, 2011

Granola Cookies = Amazing

As it has been hovering around 0 for the past few days, and is currently -6 degrees, I wanted to bake. I also want to comply with the diet, so I found the healthiest-looking cookie recipe I could and added even more stuff to it. The result is pretty amazing.

Granola Cookies

1/2 C of butter, melted (1 stick)
3/4 C white sugar
2 eggs (1/2 C eggbeaters)
1 C all-purpose flour
1 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
1 t vanilla
1/2 t salt
1/2 C chopped walnuts
1/2 C dried cranberries
1 apple, peeled and chopped (a crisp, flavorful apple - one you would use in a pie)
1 1/2 cup rolled or old fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in eggs until well blended.

Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt; stir into sugar mixture until well blended.

Fold in the walnuts, dried cranberries, apple and oats. Drop dough by spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto an un-greased baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from baking sheet while still warm and cool on wire rack.

I was looking for a cookie recipe that kind of tasted good, and that I also felt good about eating. These are unbelievably delicious, and I feel good about eating them. Possibly all of them. Tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Moderation, daughter dear. Since my car is broken, I'll bake these tomorrow as I collect resources on bullying.