Granola Cookies

Memorial Day Weekend can be one of the busiest of the season at the farmers’ market.  Attendance depends on the weather and this weekend’s forecast is just about perfect:  blue skies and  temperatures in the mid 70′s.  Our opening day on Mother’s Day weekend brought an estimated 25,000 people into the market and the crowd this Saturday will be about the same.  Let me tell you…that’s a lot of people!

When the farmers’ market is busy it can be difficult for vendors to leave their booths to do a little shopping or to buy prepared foods for lunch.  It isn’t unusual to find long lines of shoppers waiting to make a purchase at almost every booth so I often take snacks from home to get me through an  energy slump.  No market sales can be made before the 8:00 am opening bell but vendors are allowed to purchase from each other before then so that is usually when I do  my weekly shopping.  I like to pack some cookies with my market gear and chose this easy recipe for granola cookies.  I make and sell granola in my booth so this was an easy choice but any granola would do nicely.  The strawberries I bought last week were so sweet and juicy, not always the case with the first berries of the season, and I can’t wait to make a big strawberry shortcake over the holiday weekend.

Early Spring Flower

 I filled my flower pots  with new soil and they ready to plant.   The red and white geraniums are my favorite.

Radish Mountain

This is one of my favorite early season market photos and I post it every spring.   This mountain doesn’t last long before it disappears at the hands of eager customers.

First of the Season Strawberries

 I’m thinking “Strawberry Shortcake”

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Granola Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 cups granola
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients: flour, soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in granola and chocolate chips and combine well.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet covered with parchment or a silpat. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to wire racks.

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Granola Cookies

 

The Nutcracker in my booth welcomes holiday shoppers.

I hope you will drop by and visit these wonderful blogs this weekend.

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I hope you all have a very happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend.

Comments

  1. Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet says

    I am amazed at the radish mountain! The cookies would be a hit at our house. We are lucky that our farmers market run all year here in Sarasota. Some of the booths close in the heat of the summer them open back up in September. Our strawberries have been over for a couple of months now…I miss them already!
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  2. Lynda says

    Your cookies look and sound wonderful Cathy. This is the first time I’ve seen granola cookies so I’m looking forward to trying the recipe.
    Your flowers are gorgeous and the farmers market looks like the place to be. I’m making a trip to one tomorrow and can’t wait to see what they have. Have a great weekend!
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  3. Susan says

    Cathy, enjoy your market and this weekend. We are hoping (fingers crossed) to make it to Beaverton this July as we will be traveling through Oregon. I need some of those roasted almonds so badly, that I will travel many miles for them.
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    • Cathy says

      Great news, Susan. I hope you and The Trout can make it to Beaverton this summer. I would love to meet you and I know you would enjoy our farmers’ market. I’ll have some freshly roasted gebrannte mandeln waiting for you.
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  4. Marilyn says

    Much success at the Farmer’s Market this weekend. The weather is suppose to improve and should be perfect for vendors and shoppers. Your cookies sound yummy!
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  5. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says

    I’m sure it will be an exhausting day but I wish you the best of luck! I know it will be fun. The cookies sound great Cathy. Happy Memorial Day Weekend:@)

  6. Monique says

    The cookies look so good.a.s well as all the flowers and produce already..That mountain! Wow.

    Have fun this summer Cathy..may you make many new friends!

  7. Kris says

    Those cookies look delicious! I remember that radish mountain. Love it!!!
    Have a great holiday weekend!!!
    XO Kris

  8. Suzy says

    Love the market shots. I was at our downtown Tacoma one today and regretted not having my camera with me. Love the radishes!!! I bought some today that were the hugest I’ve ever seen…the size of good sized plums. Yummy and spicy too! Hope you have a great market season :-)

  9. Rita says

    What a fantastic market you have there. I have nver heard of granola cookies before; they sure look tasty. Wishing you a great long weekend.
    Rita

  10. Pat says

    I love a nice soft and chewy cookie, Cathy! These sound so good!

    I was amazed by that radish mountain! I can imagine it falling all over the floor if someone digs into it in the wrong place…lol!

    Have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
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  11. Jacqueline says

    I love your nutcracker. That mountain of radishes is incredible. The strawberries look wonderful too. I would love a strawberry dessert this weekend. I had two out of my garden today – have to fight the birds for them.
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  12. Heather says

    Thanks for the great photos and recipe! I’m a loyal reader of your blog and live vicariously through it. :)
    I made your granola cookies on Friday with homemade granola I made last week with dried fruit and nuts. The cookies were so good that they’ve disappeared already!
    Thanks again and keep up the great blogging!

  13. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    I am a HUGE fan of farmer’s markets. I get the best produce and goodies at them! Thank you for sharing all those great pictures! I am amazed by the raddish tower!!!!
    It would be so much for to someday be able to stroll up to your stand and visit!
    I am not much of a baker, but I love to make cookies! Thanks for this great recipe! I can’t wait to bake this cookie!
    Have a happy Memorial Day!
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