Granola Grabbers
  • 3 cups granola without fruit
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate, cut into chunks
  • ⅓ cup wheat germ
  • 13 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  1. Make homemade granola (see recipe in right hand column under Recent Posts).  Allow granola to cool.  Put it in a large bowl and add the cranberries, raisins and wheat germ.  Mix together.
  2. Beat the butter at medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.  Add the sugars and beat for another 3 minutes or until creamy. Add the egg and salt and beat until well blended.  Reduce speed to low and add the flour in three additions (not all at once).  Mix until just incorporated, then steadily add most of the granola mixture. Once that is just blended turn off the mixer and add the remaining granola and all the chocolate, mixing by hand with a sturdy spatula.
  3. Scoop out rounded tablespoons of dough.  I use an ice-cream scoop.  Pack the scoops between your palms and arrange the mounds on the baking sheet, lined with parchment paper.  Flatten the mounds slightly with your fingers.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back midway.  Cookies should be golden brown, but not firm.  Allow to rest for 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.