Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups granola cereal
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar; add eggs, milk and vanilla beating well.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Mix well and add to sugar mixture.
- Stir in granola; drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are browned.
I thought these were really good. I had some low-fat granola from Aldi that I wasn't eating because it was like gnawing on a cinnamon stick. Turns out it made great cookies. I wouldn't use special or homemade granola for this, though, unless it was in danger of going stale otherwise. As other reviews have said, they do pretty much taste like dressed-up oatmeal cookies. But for those of us who hate to let food go to waste, magically turning so-so granola into a yummy dressed-up oatmeal cookies was a real win! Thanks!
Paula, your recipe really came in handy. I was out of white sugar, but did have granola on hand, and found your recipe. These were so fast to mix up and they baked up great. The texture was hearty and tasting like an oatmeal cookie (chock full of crunchy bits). Also, my teen daughter liked these and she normally doesn't like oatmeal cookies. Thanks for posting.
I tried a new granola, but the family didn't really like it, so I was looking for a way to use it up, and this was perfect! I substituted whole wheat flour for the all-purpose, and used butter instead of shortening. I also finished up some choc. chips - about a 1/3 cup, and threw in some pecans. The granola had pumpkin seeds in it, so the resulting crunch was delish! Next time I might cut the sugar - they were pretty sweet, but really a yummy recipe! Thanks for posting!