April 2, 2012

White Chocolate Granola Cookies

I can't even remember why I bought this bag of white chocolate chips.  It was on my grocery list for a reason, I'm sure.  

I'm still not sure how I feel about these cookies.

Theoretically, they work.  I lovelovelove oatmeal cookies (well, oatmeal anything really..) and I never make them with raisins because I hatehatehate raisins.  I make my oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips.  In a (pathetic) effort to use up my giant-sized bag of Craisins from Costco, I mixed 'em up with white chocolate chips and put them into a cookie.  I had an orange leftover from this, so I used some zest and also stirred in orange extract.

"We'd be better with some semi-sweet chips", says the cookie. 

They're good.  However, these are not as good as classic oatmeal cookies.  I'm going to keep playing with this recipe though.  I think macadamia nuts would be a good addition (very tropical), or even some slivered almonds.  And if you have some coconut on hand, you can really go nuts.

They're very granola-like, so I crumbled up a few in some almond milk and called it a day breakfast.

White Chocolate Granola Cookies
makes 4 dozen

3/4 cup of butter (about a stick and a half), softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 T. orange zest
1 t. orange extract1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups Craisins
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars.  Add the eggs, extracts,  and zest; beat well.
Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.  Add to the creamed mixture and mix to combine.  Add in the oats, Craisins, and white chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Check often.  You'll want to pull them out just before they start to brown.  Store in an airtight container.

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  1. These sound good! I love oatmeal cookies and like you, I hate raisins!

  2. These sound great! I've never met a cookie I didn't like!! I'd like to invite you to share them at Sweet & Simple Sunday!


    Hope to see you there!

  3. I hatehatehate raisins, too! Scott likes plain oatmeal cookies, which is fine with me, though I do like them with chocolate chips. I'm not a fan of white chocolate, but I admire your creativity to make a new recipe! :)

  4. They sound amazing already. I can't wait to see what other awesomeness you do with them!


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