Food You Can Eat: Crunchy Drop Cookies

Chocolate is a requirement.

They don't look like much, but they pack a punch.

First things first:  I had skipped this recipe on my first pass through the collection because it didn’t have the most important ingredient:  chocolate.  Then, I discovered Bear Naked cacao and cashew butter granola.  Holy shit.

A caveat before we get started:  Once again, we have a mid-century recipe which calls for shortening and once again I am substituting butter.

Here’s what you’ll need:

½ Cup Shortening, softened

1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed

1 Egg

3 Tbsp. Milk

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 ¼ Cups Flour

¼ tsp. Salt

½ tsp. Baking Soda

2 Cups Granola

Cream shortening while adding brown sugar slowly and beat until light and fluffy.  Add egg, milk and vanilla and beat well. 

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.  Blend slowly into creamed butter mixture. 

Add granola and mix thoroughly.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes. 

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

These are really quite good and I think will become a part of the regular rotation.

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  1. I’ve had plenty of oatmeal cookies, but I don’t think I’ve ever had a granola cookie, which is odd when you think about it. Granola is probably much better in cookies than plain oatmeal.

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