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Granola-Almond Macaroons

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 36

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

Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
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 or granulated sugar (for rolling)

Steps

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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 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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