A healthy granola cookie with dates and peanuts. These make wonderful after school snacks.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the granola, dates and peanuts. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes until cookies are lightly browned around edges. Remove cookies to wire racks and allow to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; fat 11.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 28.1mg 9% DV; sodium 211.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2018
This recipe needed modifications. After reading the reviews I altered the recipe to a more standard cookie recipe and it turned out fine. I substituted 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening increased the flour to 2 1/4 cups and baked them for 12 mins. I omitted the peanuts as the granola I was using contained almonds. We all enjoyed them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2010
These were some of the worst "cookies" I have ever made. They spread way too thin when baking and harden to a chewy mess. Do not bother with these. I followed the recipe exactly aside from adding 1 tsp cinnamon. The dough tasted delicious; the cookies were very promising before they went in the oven. After about 7 minutes I checked on the first batch because they smelled done. They were. Not only were they done and quite dark brown but the cookies had all spread and made one gigantic extremely thin cookie conglomerate that covered the baking sheet. Not impressed. I put teaspoon fulls of dough on the tray 2 inches apart as indicated in the recipe. Doing this on two baking trays only used up about half the dough though so the yield is off (would be 48 rather than 24 if only teaspoonfuls of dough are used). Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2010
These were some of the worst "cookies" I have ever made. They spread way too thin when baking and harden to a chewy mess. Do not bother with these. I followed the recipe exactly aside from adding 1 tsp cinnamon. The dough tasted delicious; the cookies were very promising before they went in the oven. After about 7 minutes I checked on the first batch because they smelled done. They were. Not only were they done and quite dark brown but the cookies had all spread and made one gigantic extremely thin cookie conglomerate that covered the baking sheet. Not impressed. I put teaspoon fulls of dough on the tray 2 inches apart as indicated in the recipe. Doing this on two baking trays only used up about half the dough though so the yield is off (would be 48 rather than 24 if only teaspoonfuls of dough are used). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2009
These are amazing. I burnt the first batch and my dogs love them too. My daughter eats them for breakfast. Quick and easy to grab on the way out the door. I omitted the salt but used salted nuts since that was what I had in the cupboard. They are yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2018
This recipe needed modifications. After reading the reviews I altered the recipe to a more standard cookie recipe and it turned out fine. I substituted 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening increased the flour to 2 1/4 cups and baked them for 12 mins. I omitted the peanuts as the granola I was using contained almonds. We all enjoyed them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2010
I used Trader Joe brand berry granola and subbed peach schnapps for vanilla (was out). Yum! Yum! Yum! They are so good that it is hard to believe these are actually fairly nutritious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2011
I made them as a bar cookie. The cookies really spread out thin but if you like a thin crispy cookie you probably would like them that way. I added a topping of more granola and cut into bars. They were buttery and moist. Read More