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Ground Granola Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A big, hearty oatmeal cookie made with crushed granola, toasted walnuts and chocolate chips
Servings: 22
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granola
  • 1 1/2 cups 6.8 ounces white whole wheat or Ultragrain or all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup very tightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted and coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a food processor, grind the granola until very fine. Set aside.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add all 3 sugars and mix just until blended, then add the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Add the flour mixture by hand or using the lowest speed of a stand mixer. Stir in the oats, ground granola, chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Shape dough into about 20 to 22 large balls of dough and arrange them about 3 inches apart on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake one sheet at a time for 15-17 minutes or until edges are brown and centers appear set. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to wire racks to cool.

Notes

Would like to try these with 1/2 butter and 1/2 coconut oil.