Granola is not just for breakfast! It also tastes delicious in one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. This recipe is healthier than the typical chocolate chip cookie, but I promise, it tastes just as decadent! And with it being summer, my kids turn these cookies into ice cream cookie sandwiches.
This is super fun to make after camp and super fun to eat for dessert.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix butter, applesauce, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs, oats, granola, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix.
Add chocolate chips.
Bake cookies 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow cookies time to cool before making them into ice cream sandwiches or the ice cream will melt once it touches the hot cookie.
Leave desired ice cream flavor out about 15 minutes before planning to make the sandwiches.
Using a spoon, scoop out ice cream and cover one side of cookie with ½ inch thick of ice cream. Top ice cream with another cookie.
For extra kid fun and a mess (sorry!), on separate plates, pour out toppings for the sides of the cookies -- rainbow sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, mini M&Ms, and coconut flakes, etc. Have fun making up your own!
Roll each cookie so that the ice cream is covered.
If not eating right away, use parchment paper on a baking sheet or in a container so cookie sandwiches don’t stick and place cookies into freezer until ready to eat!
Mandy is a mom of two children, who hopes to inspire families to have fun in the kitchen together.
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