Gambier Island is one of my favourite places in the world – I grew up swimming in the ocean and running through the trails behind our cottage.  Now, I enjoy weekends here with friends and family.  One of my dear friends, Barb Cornish, passed along this recipe to me.  I hope you love these cookies as much as I do.


  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granola or oats (not instant oats)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup any type of nuts (we used walnuts and pecans)
  • 2/3 cup cranberries
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat together butter and sugar until fluffy; add eggs and mix well.
  3. Mix together granola, flour, baking soda and salt and mix well into butter/sugar/egg mixture.
  4. Add nuts, cranberries and chocolate chips and mix well.
  5. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten to your own preference for thickness/size.
  6. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom.