My daughter made some cookies last month using Providence Granola Project’s “Originola.” They were delicious! I wanted to make similar cookies, but I thought I’d taste all the granola flavors first.

The line-up of bags on the kitchen table was excellent:

I tasted them all and decided I was most in love with the pistachio cardamom. This flavor was created by Providence Granola’s Iraqi (ethnically Assyrian) chef, Evon Nano, and it was marvelous. But these cookies would be equally delicious with any flavor, I’m sure—ginger zinger, for instance.

The PGP's signature Pistachio Cardamom Granola

The PGP's signature Pistachio Cardamom Granola

I used a very ordinary cookie base:

½ cup butter (one stick)

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 2/3 cups flour

And then? The granola! I used about a cup. Providence Granola features yummy chunks (each one is a snack in itself), but you’ll need to break those up to mix the granola evenly into the cookies.

Granola Chunks

Granola Chunks

Here are the cookies under construction:

Bake them at 350 degrees F until they’re golden, about 10 minutes, depending on your oven. They make a mouthwatering, rich treat!

The Finished Products

The Finished Products

How about you? What ways do you have of enjoying granola (besides as breakfast or a snack food)?

Francesca Forest, writer, editor and Providence Granola fan, submitted this post.

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