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
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)