Looking for a new favorite cookie recipe? You may have found it in these Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies! They are easy to make and have a texture you are going to love.
Last Christmas, our neighbor shared chocolate chip cookies with us. They were thin, crisp, and buttery, and Matt devoured almost the whole batch on his own in one sitting. My poor husband is so used to my healthy modifications to cookie recipes that he forgot what full-sugar, full-butter cookies tasted like. He went on at length how good they were, which made me feel a bit inadequate as a baker. Yet, I kept on subbing applesauce for butter, swapping in whole wheat flour, cutting the sugar by half, etc.
I can’t seem to help myself from making desserts a little better for us when it comes time to make them (so I can eat more with less guilt). The healthier versions certainly aren’t a punishment to eat, but let’s be honest. Can a low-sugar, low-fat cookie ever taste as good as the real thing? Not really. This time, I decided to throw caution to the wind and put in all the sugar the original recipe called for. Two kinds even! These cookies are sweet. Well, they are sweet if you are me and usually cut the sugar in half or more in cookie recipes. They are just like normal, delicious cookies to everyone else.
The best part of these cookies loaded with dark chocolate chips and granola is the texture: They are perfectly chewy! The granola was my 3-year-old’s idea, and I think I’ll start consulting him for recipe inspiration more often. It adds a more subtle texture than nuts but enhances the chewiness. It’s hard to tell when you look at photos of cookies if they are crisp, cake-like, or crumbly. These are nice and chewy, just the way I like them. I hope you like them too!
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