granola m&m cookies
Earlier this week, I came home from work exhausted…and randomly craving cookies. I had all of the ingredients for snickerdoodles ready to go, and was trying to drum up the energy to whip up a batch. But as I walked in the door, my friend Christin just so happened to be popping a batch of these amazing cookies in the oven!!!
When I asked what was in them, the answer was “pretty much everything”. They have some granola (a new ingredient for me in a cookie!), dark chocolate chips, and some delicious and colorful M&Ms. But thanks to Christin’s obsession with peanut butter, this specific batch was made with my favorite peanut butter M&Ms. Double yum.
Needless to say, these were the perfect end to a long day. Thank you, Christin!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs, plus one yolk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup granola
- 1 cup M&M's (whatever kind you like)
- 1 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until combined. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer (with a separate bowl), cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar together with a mixer on medium speed until combined. Add the eggs and yolks one at a time, beating between each addition. Then add vanilla and milk, and continue beating. Gradually add the dry ingredients until combined. Stir in granola, M&Ms and chocolate chips until well blended. Chill dough for at least an hour before you bake.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into small balls, and bake for 9-12 minutes, or until slightly golden.
Feel free to also add in any of your favorite nuts in these as well!
Source: My friend, Christin!