Granola M&M Cookies

September 14, 2011 by Ali

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!!!

Foodie serendipity.

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!

Granola M&M Cookies Recipe


  • 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.

Ali’s Tip:

Feel free to also add in any of your favorite nuts in these as well!

Source: My friend, Christin!

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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9 thoughts on “Granola M&M Cookies

  1. Ali,
    Can you tell me what size cookie dough balls and how many cookies does this recipe make?

    - Tracy

    • Hi Tracy,

      My dough balls were about 2 Tbsp. large for this recipe, but it looks like I forgot to write down the yield when this was posted years ago. Sorry, not sure on that.


      - Ali

  2. I’ve never thought about putting granola in a cookie, but I think this photo has totally made me want to! Delicious!

    - Michelle

  3. Oh, I am so making these this weekend!

    - Helen

  4. These look fantastic! Thanks for sharing =)

    - Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese?

  5. All of my favorite food groups in one cookie!

    - Ali's Mom

  6. Woah…these have got to be the greatest cookies ever made. Mmmmm! Thank you, Christin! :-)

    - Caroline @ chocolate and carrots

  7. These sound freaking amazing. Seriously.

    - Jessica

  8. Um, I’ll have 245, please.

    - Bev Weidner