Granola M&M Cookies

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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

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 75 minutes


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!



  • 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


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until combined. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into small balls, and bake for 9-12 minutes, or until slightly golden.


Recipe from my friend, Christin!

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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9 comments on “Granola M&M Cookies”

  1. Um, I’ll have 245, please.

  2. These sound freaking amazing. Seriously.

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

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

  5. These look fantastic! Thanks for sharing =)

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

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

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

    • 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.