Friday, March 19, 2010

Food Fun Friday-Granola Walnut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe here

All Things Heart & Home

Granola Walnut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

but first let me say that I made the recipe just as written (without the chocolate chips) ... then this week I made it a little more healthier trading out certain things. So I'll write in black what I changed this week. (and like I said NO chocolate chips)

1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour

1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

1C Whole Wheat Flour (only)

1/4 cup Flax Seed (Milled)*(you can leave this out and not change anything else)

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Stick Butter (softened, I used salted )1tbl butter and 1/2C applesauce

1/3 Cup packed Brown Sugar 1/3 C loose brown sugar

1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar none

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

1 Large Egg 1/4C egg beaters

3/4 Cup chopped-roasted walnuts

1 1/3 Cup Granola~ like Bare Naked Granola~Break up any clumps …

I used the crockpot homemade granola I love (here it is)

3/4 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips none

Preheat oven 375*

Roast walnuts for 4 – 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn them. (Don’t skip this step it adds a scrumptious depth of flavor)

Whisk flour, Flax Seed, baking soda.

Beat together butter, sugars and vanilla on high until fluffy. (May take a few minutes)

Beat in egg until combined well. Add flour mixture. Stir in granola, chocolate chips and walnuts.

Drop about 18 rounds, 2 Tablespoons each onto parchment cover cookie sheet. Pat down each mound into a 2 1/2 inch round.

Bake cookies for about 12- 13 minutes

Cool on racks

my recipe makes them a little dry, so quickly put them in a zip lock to secure their moisture. (the next day they are still moist) ...
Think next time I'll try pecans... (and just how do you pronounce Pee-Can'-s)
* so good. gotta love that flax seed!!!

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Goodness these look yummy. I am taking a break from mowing and came by to check on you. I love those flowers you made a few post back. How creative you are...they look darling but not sure I could do it especially with fire involved. hahaha