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Cookies
Aug
26
2019

Macaroon Crunch Vanilla Cookies

Sharing one of our favorite vanilla cookies today! My Macaroon Crunch Vanilla Cookies could not be more delicious packed with granola and white chocolate.

Vanilla Cookies

Vanilla Cookies

Talk about the best vanilla cookies ever! Might I tempt you with my Vanilla Macaroon Crunch Cookies? I wanted to develop a back to school cookie that my boys would be thrilled about coming home to. Let’s just say this one did not disappoint.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make my cookies. I used coconut oil instead of butter. Wait until you see the texture of these cookies. To die for! You’ll also need Nature Box’s Vanilla Macaroon Granola. A favorite in our house.

How To Make Vanilla Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Cream softened coconut oil and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla beating until just combined. Slowly add dry ingredients, granola and white chips, mixing on low until just combined. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet placing about 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden around edges. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Store in airtight container.

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Let’s start by creaming the softened coconut oil and sugars.

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2 eggs please.

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A nice splash of vanilla.

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Time for the dry ingredients.

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What If I Can’t Find Vanilla Macaroon Granola?

Any of your favorite granola works great in this recipe. I’ve even crushed up those Nature Valley Granola Bars you find in the snack section of your grocery store.

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White chocolate chips are up next. I found these mini white chips at Whole Foods. Kind of obsessed with them.

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Yes and yes.

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Time for sampling. It will not disappoint.

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Bake at 350 degrees F. for a good 10 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges.

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Best Cookies EVER.

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Tips For Making The Best Cookies

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Do not ever grease your cookie sheets.  Will make cookies spread and change texture.
  5. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie.
  6. Try sprinkling dough with just a touch of salt for a perfect sweet and salty combination.
  7. Don’t overtake your cookies.  Cookies will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  8. Let cookies cool completely before storing in containers. This will keep their crispness
  9. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.
Vanilla Crunch Macaroon Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
 

These Vanilla Crunch Macaroon Cookies have crunchy granola pieces and white chocolate that make for the perfect cookie!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 36
Calories: 129 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1 cup softened virgin coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups Nature Box Vanilla Macaroon Crunch Granola
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Cream softened coconut oil and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla beating until just combined. Slowly add dry ingredients, granola and white chips, mixing on low until just combined. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet placing about 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden around edges. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Store in airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Crunch Macaroon Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Those look so good! I have been meaning to try cookies with coconut oil and I am going to have to track down some of that granola!

  2. 2
    marla says:

    Beautiful cookies Jenny!

  3. 3

    I’m adding the Vanilla Macaroon Granola to my next Nature Box – thanks to you! 🙂

  4. 4

    Goodness, but those look and sound good!

  5. 5

    these look so crunchy and good!!!

  6. 6

    Jenny they’re GORGEOUS!!! I love white choc and I love baking cookies with coconut oil. Yours turned out so soft and moist looking and what a fun idea to work in the granola! PINNED!

  7. 7
    Tammy says:

    where did you get the granola?

  8. 8
    Amanda says:

    This makes me want to bake cookies at 10 am!! 🙂 Gorgeous cookies!!

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  10. 10

    I love granola in a cookie, it gives it such a nice texture. Pinning this lovely combo. That granola sounds off the charts too.

  11. 11
    Marina says:

    Heard so much about Natures Box. Hope I finally get to try some of
    some of their products!!!!

  12. 12

    Did I spy a Raspberry Ice KitchenAid? I think I did. I happen to have the same one–love that color! These cookies sound wonderful, and so does Nature Box. I can’t wait to visit their site.

  13. 13

    I’ve not yet tried making cookies with either coconut oil or granola. These sure make me want to change that…the granola sounds awesome, NatureBox is so wonderful!

  14. 14
    naomi says:

    This won’t disappoint my boy either- yum!

  15. 15

    You had me at vanilla granola!

  16. 16

    What pretty cookies !!! And the ingredients have me craving them!!!

  17. 17
    Emily says:

    Yum those look delicious that granola sounds amazing!

  18. 18
    Sheena says:

    Where do I get the granola? These look amazing!

  19. 19

    I’ve been looking into trying Naturebox…I think you’ve talked me into it with these cookies!! 🙂

  20. 20

    These look so delicious and buttery! I love using coconut oil in place of butter whenever I can.
    I need some of these cookies in my life, I do believe.
    Pinning! 🙂

  21. 21

    The texture looks soooo fabulous. Your cookies are beautiful and look so delicious!

  22. 22

    Those look amazing… and I love me some Nature Box!

  23. 23
    Tieghan says:

    Jenny!!! These are killer! I love cookies with coconut oil and my gosh that granola?? YUM!! Amazing!

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  25. 25

    your presentation is awesome!

  26. 26

    Oh, booo! You know I’m just jealous. 😉 We don’t have Naturebox over here.

    These cookies look amazing and love the tiny little white chocolate chips!

  27. 27
    Gaby says:

    heck yes!! I totally want coconut oil in my cookies 🙂

  28. 28

    These cookies, and that granola, look delicious. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway! I started a healthy lifestyle in April and have lost 40 lbs. so far. I have been dying to try NatureBox, but unfortunately, my monthly income won’t allow for it right now. Keeping my fingers crossed for this giveaway! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Crissy Shinn says:

    Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway! These cookies look delicious. I’m such a huge fan of white chocolate chips over regular chocolate. And I’m a nut for granola!! Yum!! Can’t wait.

  30. 30
    Laura says:

    I JUST picked up some of their granola with the express idea of using it in cookies! It’s like serendipity!

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    Elisa says:

    I don’t see the widget but would love to win nature box!

  32. 32

    they look very delicious! I also recommend macaron (rons, one o 🙂 and for those this is the recipe of choice for me http://www.TheMacaronMaster.com

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