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Loaded Granola Cookies


Hearty, chewy and crunchy at the same time...and Oh So Good!  Our favorite lunchtime treat has always been an oatmeal raisin cookie. But for some time now, that cookie has been upgraded to a 'loaded granola cookie'. I add homemade cinnamon spice granola along with assorted dried fruits to come up with a wholesome and flavourful gourmet cookie. And here's how we like them best...right out of the freezer!

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened (but not melted)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats 
  • 3 cups granola (your favorite or mine)
  • 1 1/2 cups dried fruits (cranberries, blueberries, apricots, raisins, etc.)

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar.  
  3. Add vanilla and eggs and blend well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt and blend. 
  5. Add all remaining ingredients and stir just to combine. 
  6. Drop from a large cookie scoop (1/4 cup mounds) onto a cookie sheet...leaving several inches between mounds.  Flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for several minutes on cookie sheet before moving to cooling rack.
Yield: 30 large cookies.


  1. Is there supposed to be white sugar as well? Step 2 says 'beat butter and sugars'.

    1. is just brown sugar (simply a typo). Thank-you for pointing that out...I removed the 's'.

  2. I have homemade granola and I'm SO going to be making these!!!! They sound delicious.

  3. I have made these cookies many times. Sometimes I cut back on the fruit and add chocolate chips. They are delicious - a family favourite. Thanks for the recipe.


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