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!!!

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

You are sure to love the flavor combination of your favorite chocolate sweets and granola in this delicious Granola M&M Cookies recipe. So quick and easy to prepare!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

My friend, Christin!

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip:

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

Source: My friend, Christin!