Friday, July 11, 2014

Oatmeal Granola Cookies

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Molly has been resisting naps lately which means our afternoons can feel long. Earlier this week, I decided we needed a diversion from our no-nap afternoon and since Molly loves baking, I thought it would be fun to make cookies with her.


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Oatmeal cookies are a favorite around here because we like to pretend that they have some nutritional value. I also had some granola leftover from my granola-fest in May that needed to be used up before it went bad. I decided to mix in the granola along with some dried fruit to my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe. The end result was delicious! My recipe tester couldn't keep her hands off them. 


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Oatmeal Granola Cookies

by Rebecca Mongrain
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (makes 2 dozen)
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup granola
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Cream the butter, oil and sugar together until fluffy and smooth. Slowly add in milk and vanilla extract and mix together.
3. Sift together whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add the rolled oats and granola to the dry mixture.
4. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
5. Stir in the peanut butter chips, chocolate chips and dried fruit.
6. Place the dough by the tablespoon on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
7. Cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.
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