Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
These cookies are not like your ordinary cookies. Along with being delicious, they are also nutritious! They are crunchy and are a great snack for kids. You can experiment with this recipe in any way you like. You have to be very careful,however,not to overbake these cookies.
- 6 tablespoons margarine or 6 tablespoons butter
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour, plus
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup unbleached white flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup granola cereal
- 1⁄2 cup chopped dried apricot (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup hulled sunflower seeds (optional) or 1⁄2 cup nuts (optional)
- Combine the margarine, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract in the bowl of a food processor or electric mixer, and process to mix well. In a mixing bowl, combine the flours and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the margarine mixture, and process to mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Drop slightly rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheet, placing them 1½ inches apart. Flatten each cookie slightly with the tip of a spoon.
- Bake at 300°F for about 15 min, or until golden brown. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 1 minute. Then transfer the cookies to wire racks, and cool completely. Serve immediately, or transfer to an airtight container.
Delicious! I subbed in more granola for the sunflower seeds, and used raisins instead of apricots. Wonderfully chewy - and the kids loved them too.
Yum! Chewy and thin and a great use for my pantry full of granola. Used butter and added apricots but not sunflower seeds. Next time I'll sub more granola for the sunflower seeds. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for PAC Spring 2009.
thanks,for the recipe.