I first made these cookies years ago for a Valentine’s Day party when I was looking for a treat that was a little more hearty than a standard cookie.
These were such a winner that I’ve kept coming back to them again and again. I’d never say they were my very favorite cookie, since that spot is reserved for these chocolate chip cookies, but they are definitely a contender for second place.
These cookies are packed full of delicious goodies like dried cranberries, coconut, two kinds of nuts, and, of course, granola.
I’ve always used this granola (which is my all-time favorite granola) when I make them, but you can use any kind, either store-bought or homemade, although you’ll want a granola that isn’t already loaded with dried fruits and nuts.
My girls love these cookies, and I love that, while they aren’t exactly a health food, they do have a lot more substance to them than a standard cookie.