Trying to be as creative as I possibly can be, I was looking around the café trying to find something to bake. I realized I had a ton of extra granola so I thought why not put it into a cookie. I used my own Granola Clusters in this recipe but you can basically use any of your favorite granola. This cookie has a little bit of everything in it to make it one extraordinary cookie. It is packed with flavor and definitely craves your hunger.
Ingredients: (makes about 24 cookies)
1/2 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 Cup light brown sugar, packed
1/3 Cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 Cup processed granola
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Blend together butter, sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Add egg.
Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend until incorporated.
**For the granola, if you are using my granola cluster recipe, you want to run it through the food processor. If your granola has large clusters or nuts you want to break them down with the food processor. When I put my granola through the processor, it did not break down the cranberries and raisins completely which is fine. We just do not want giant clusters.
Add granola to the mixer.
Scoop out cookie dough. These cookies do not get much larger than what you shape the dough into.
Using a flat object like the bottom of a glass, flatten cookie dough slightly, keeping them about a 1/4 inch thick.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden.