Granola Apple Nut Cookies

by Angela C.
(Anaheim, CA)

Granola Apple Nut Cookies

Granola Apple Nut Cookies

This was my favorite cookie growing up and I would always help my mom bake them. Oh, the memories. The recipe includes a glaze to be drizzled on top, but feel free to leave some plain too. Either way, this is a delicious and hearty cookie filled with the goodness of granola, apples and walnuts - hard for anyone to resist!

Granola Apple Nut Cookies Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (may substitute with nutmeg)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped apples
  • 1 cup granola
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Set aside ungreased cookie sheets, or sheets lined with parchment paper for easier cleanup.

In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Add milk, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, lemon peel and egg and continue beating until well mixed.

Gradually add flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and beat until combined.

Using a large wooden spoon, stir in apples, granola and nuts.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoons at least 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.

Bake for 9 to 13 minutes or until golden.

Remove from oven and transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare the glaze:
In a small mixing bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar and gradually add lemon juice until desired drizzling consistency is achieved. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.

Note: High altitude adjustment. If above 3,500 feet, use only 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar.

This recipe makes about 36 Glazed Granola Apple Nut Cookies.

These cookies are best stored in an airtight container between sheets of waxed paper.

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