Mar 9, 2010

Almond Joy Granola Cookies

My cooking ideal is simple.  Two small formulas comprise the height of ecstasy for me when it comes to dessert.

Coconut + chocolate = Perfect Food Marriage

Perfect Food Marriage + Almonds + Oatmeal = Perfect Food Family

Let me introduce the cookie for which I owe deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for packaging the perfect ingredients into a neat little easy-to-hold bundle:

Almond Joy Granola Cookies

This is very yummy at this stage.  Not that I would know personally, because I am the model of self-control, and the exercise bike in my living room is testament to that fact.

As I am also a model of laziness efficiency, I always layer my pans with aluminum foil to aid in fast clean-up.

Oh my heart!  Delight straight from the oven.  Milk is in order.  A tall glass.

Scrumptiousness up close and personal.  Temptation abounds, so if you were tackling a huge baking day and these are for your husband's lunch, quickly package them in sandwich bags, and cart them off to the freezer before you eat 2, 3.... I'll stop there.  Because gaining 15 lbs. was not the project I was tackling today.

Almond Joy Granola Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2.5 cups flour, all-purpose
2 cups oats, quick-cooking or old-fashioned
1.5 cups coconut, toasted if you have the time
1/2 cup chopped almonds
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter, then add sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda until well combined.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Mix in as much of the flour as you can with mixer, then pull out your trusty wooden spoon and stir in the rest of the ingredients: remaining flour, oats, coconut, almonds, chocolate chips.  Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased  cookie sheet (they don't spread very much).  Bake at 375 degrees for 6.5-8 minutes.  Mine were done between 6.5 - 7 minutes.  You just want the edges to be golden, and maybe a smidge at the top.  Otherwise, they will be dry.

Makes 6 to 7 dozen cookies.

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11 lovely comments:

annabelle82 said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds great! I love your writing in this one too. You are so funny! Love ya!

Aiming4Simple said... Best Blogger Tips

Cookies are my all-time favorite dessert. These look amazingly good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Must. bake. soon.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious!

Upstatemamma said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!! Those look good!!

Lana said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, my! Those cookies sound and look delicious. Is there anyway that they contain no sugar or carbs? Yum-O!!!!!

Staci A said... Best Blogger Tips

They sound delicious!

Phyllis Blickensderfer said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, yes! This one's a keeper for sure!

Jillian said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy! These look great!

Trippy Momma said... Best Blogger Tips

These sound awesome.. I will definitely have to try them out soon!

Deena - said... Best Blogger Tips

de-lish! Thanks for the recipe!

Teresa Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

Just stumbled upon this and am so excited to try it! I mean, really? chocolate?? coconut?? delicious oatmeal cookiness?? I have a feeling these may become my favorite cookie.