Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Granola-Almond Macaroons

Refrigerated cookies are the starting point for these standout almond-flavored gems.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1
package (7 oz) almond paste
4
Nature Valley™ oats 'n honey crunchy granola bars (2 pouches from 8.9-oz. box), coarsely crushed*
2 1/2
cups coconut
1
teaspoon almond extract
1/2
cup coarse white sparkling sugar or granulated sugar

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, break up cookie dough and almond paste; knead mixture until well combined. Stir in crushed granola bars, coconut and almond extract.
  • 2 Shape mixture into 36 (1 1/4-inch) balls; roll in sugar. On cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, break up cookie dough and almond paste; knead mixture until well combined. Stir in crushed granola bars, coconut and almond extract.
  • 2 Shape mixture into 36 (1 1/4-inch) balls; roll in sugar. On cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

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*To easily crush granola bars, do not unwrap. Use rolling pin to crush bars.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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