Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

Based on a recipe from The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook, Zoe Coulson, Hearst Books, New York, 1980, p 406.

Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Desserts - Cookies
Author: Catherine Christiano


  • 1.75 cups regular granola (a granola without dried fruits)
  • 1.5 cups unbleached flour
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 6 ounces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts coarsely chopped


  • Arrange racks to divide oven in thirds. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets.
  • In bowl of stand mixer, add all ingredients except chocolate chips and peanuts. Beat on low setting until blended; increase speed to medium and continue beating 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl as necessary. Stir in chocolate chips and peanuts until combined.
  • Place teaspoonfuls of dough on cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 10 - 12 minutes until lightly browned on edges.
  • Use metal spatula to remove cookies to wire rack. Cool completely before storing. Will store in sealed container for about 1 week.
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