One thing is for sure, my jeans seem to be getting tighter. Maybe I shrunk them in the wash. No, it’s eating all these sweet things that might be the culprit. These wonderful Luxury Oatmeal Cookies aren’t helping either. Usually cookies would be considered a quick and easy thing to make but we are dealing with Rose here. You might think oatmeal cookies, how hard can that be? Well, we didn’t use plain old oatmeal, oh no, we made granola! I love granola but I refuse to pay those insane prices for it at the grocery store and I’ve never really thought about making my own. Now I have no excuses because this granola was so good, I couldn’t stop eating it when it came out of the oven. If I didn’t stop, I wouldn’t have enough for the cookies.
It was pretty easy to put the granola together, mix everything in a bowl and spread it on a half sheet pan and bake. I did use half the amount of maple syrup and the other half was my favorite Lyle’s Golden Syrup. I also refused to use walnuts because, well, most of you know how I feel about those. Instead I used pecans.
Now for the cookie dough. Lord there were quite a few ingredients.
First the sugars were mixed together. I used the light brown Muscovado sugar.
Next the 2, yes 2 sticks of butter were creamed into the sugar.
Then came the eggs and vanilla.
And finally the flour mixture, which I forgot take a picture of. I think I was still eating granola.
I added the raisins and chocolate chips to the granola and mixed it into the cookie dough. I wasn’t too sure about mixing that much granola into the batter but it came together and I had a giant pile of cookie dough.
After the dough sat in the refrigerator for a while, it was time to make dough balls. This dough was pretty sticky and the first batch I rolled out covered my hands and scale and was really a mess. Might have helped if I would have read to lightly flour my hands before rolling the balls. I was probably still eating granola when I missed that part.
I used the bottom of a glass to smash the balls into about 2 inch in diameter cookies.
Into the oven to bake and after about 13 minutes, out came these golden brown delights.
These cookies were really good. Not too sweet at all. As I was eating the second one, I kept thinking that something was missing though. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. So I had another one and decided that they needed more cinnamon and vanilla. I think next time I will use the dark brown sugar too. There will be a next time for sure. I might even make a double batch of the granola too. Now off for a walk around the neighborhood. Is it wrong to eat a cookie while you’re walking?
Next up will be the Cran-Raspberry Upside-Down Cake. I’m seeing a lot of walking in my future.