granola cookies


1 c butter, softened

3/4 c brown sugar

1 egg

1 t vanilla

1 t coconut extract

1 c whole wheat flour 

3 c thick rolled oats

1 t baking soda

1 t salt

1 t cinnamon

3/4 c walnuts or pecans

1/2 c pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)

1/2  c sliced almonds

1 c unsweetened coconut flakes

2 c chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet dark)

1 c dried cherries

preheat oven to 375º

Using and electric or standing mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar until smooth.  Mix in the egg and extracts.  Add the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and oats and mix for about 30 seconds.  Fold in the remaining ingredients until everything is well distributed.


Let the dough chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes. (great time to clean up)


Line some cookie sheets with parchment paper and portion the dough out using a small ice cream scoop or a spoon.  Bake for about 15 minutes until golden.