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Granola Cookies with Chocolate and Roasted Almonds

Add your favorite granola to a new favorite cookie in these Granola Cookies with Chocolate and Roasted Almonds!

Granola Cookies with Chocolate and Roasted Almonds on a white surface

The first time I flipped through At Home with Magnolia, I was intrigued by these cookies. I am a big fan of granola and have been tempted more than once to make my own granola bars. Somehow, though, I’d never thought to put granola in cookies.

I have to say that I was not disappointed. I, along with everyone else who tried them, thought they were delicious. The original recipe used an oats and honey granola, almonds, and white chocolate. I used a vanilla-almond granola, toasted almonds, and Guittard extra semi-sweet chocolate chips. The darker chocolate helps to offset the sweetness of the granola.

Granola Cookies with Chocolate and Roasted Almonds sitting on a small pile of granola

This is a great recipe for tailoring to suit your tastes. Next time, I’m thinking of using either peanut butter granola with roasted peanuts or dark chocolate granola with toasted pecans. With all the varieties of granola out there, you never have to make these the same way twice.

I hope you’ll take your favorite granola and make your own version of these cookies. The possibilities are endless! If anyone discovers their own really good variation, please share it in the comments!

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Granola Cookies with Chocolate and Roasted Almonds

Yield about 48 cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Your favorite granola, toasted nuts, and chocolate provide plenty of flavor and endless adaptations to these Granola Cookies with Chocolate and Roasted Almonds!

Granola Cookies with Chocolate and Roasted Almonds on a white surface.


  • 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/2 cups granola
  • 1 cup (about 114g) coarsely chopped roasted almonds*
  • 2/3 cup (114g) coarsely chopped chocolate


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes. Mix in the egg and vanilla, beating well.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until thoroughly blended. Stir in the granola, almonds, and chocolate.
  4. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Leave several inches between cookies. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Bake, one pan at a time, 12-14 minutes. Cool on the pans for 5 minutes. Then, remove the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.


*Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and place in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes.

Recipe slightly adapted from At Home with Magnolia.

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    41 Comments on “Granola Cookies with Chocolate and Roasted Almonds”

  1. I am always up for a cookie and this one looks amazing. I love the roasted almonds with chocolate! YUM!

  2. These look great! Every recipe of yours that I’ve tried (pear bread – wow is that wonderful) has been amazing, so i’ll definitely be trying these 🙂

  3. These look mouthwatering. Great job!

  4. Mmmm, well now…granola=awesome, so it has to be good as a cookie.

  5. Yum! I’m totally trying these.

  6. Okay, so that photo with the chocolate melting out of the center of the cookie just isn’t fair! I always sort of feel like I’m getting away with something when I bake and — as it is today — it’s 83 degrees outside (just wait till August — I feel nearly criminal then). Perhaps I’ll make a batch of these and bring them to work tomorrow — no one expects cookies to show up midweek in May.

  7. Is there a big difference from using the granola and using oatmeal?

  8. Wow, nice cookies…looks really delicious and the pictures are just incredible. Nice work!

  9. I just made a Magnolia recipe this week and am totally in love with it. And your cookies look very tempting for an afternoon snack with a big glass of milk!

  10. yum! my favorite ingredient in my favorite cookie! i can’t wait to make some! i have a quick question …what brand of granola do you use? the peanut butter granola sounds delish as well ~ where can i get some? thanks so much and have a wonderful day! 🙂

  11. granola… chocolate… almonds… how can this get any better???? 😀

  12. that looks sooo chewy and full of mmmm goodness.

  13. Baking and Mistaking, I’m sure these would be just fine made with oats. The granola adds some flavor and texture that I highly recommend.

    darcie, the brand I used is Bear Naked. It’s available at my local supermarket. Try this link to find it near you.

  14. As a lover of both cookies and granola, I can’t wait to give these a try. Your pictures are fantastic!

  15. Just curious as to why you have to refrigerate the prebaked cookies?

  16. Try classic granola, white chocolate, and roasted chopped pecans. They’re to die for!

  17. Carolin, this is not the sturdiest dough I’ve ever worked with. Refrigerating it makes it a little easier to handle. Also, in general, refrigerating the dough will keep cookies from spreading.

  18. Oh yum, these look delicious! I love the granola addition!

  19. What a great idea. I will have to give them a try.

  20. Those look FABULOUS!!!!!

  21. What a nice addition to the cookies, these looks so good!

  22. Aloha! This is off the subject but I followed the link to your Cinnamon Bun Scones from July 2006 and it is no longer active. Is this the same as the recipe you made — your picture looks amazing! Mahalo!

  23. alohacookiegirl, that is the same recipe. I’ve also updated the recipe link on my post.

  24. These sound incredible. Thanks for sharing!

  25. What a inventive way to bake I love your cookies!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!


  26. What a fabulous idea! I’m not a huge granola fan, but I think putting them in cookies with some goodies like chocolate chips sounds so delicious!!

  27. that first photo is making me drool!

  28. if you like baking with granola, check out ina’s banana crunch muffins. i’ve heard great reviews:

  29. I love how pale and tender those look!!!!

  30. These look delicious! I love granola, I bet that it would be fantastic in a cookie!

    Also, your photos are gorgeous, and are making me very hungry haha. 🙂

  31. Love, love, love this book. And now I’m craving these cookies.

  32. Oh wow crunchy, soft, chocolaty and yum…healthy too…Awesome…

  33. I just want you to know that I adore your site! I have just spent a good half hour of my life looking back through your recipes and am now so hungry I could die! I have bookmarked so many pages I don’t even know when I’ll find the time to bake all the recipes!

  34. I love granola and I have to say that I am really intrigued by these cookies. They will certainly be added to my list or must-try cookies.

  35. I love granola anything and this recipe looks superb. I like to make my own granola from scratch as it is fast and really cheap, so this is a great use for the tons of jars full that I have at home! Thanks.

  36. These looks so delicious. I love granola, and try to get it into my kids as often as possible. We make our own at home and I think this would be a perfect use for some of it.

  37. What a great site! Pictures are so enticing… makes me want to go on a sugar binge. I will be a frequent visitor ~

  38. I am always looking for a new way to twist on chocolate chip cookies.

  39. Woohooo… These granola cookies look really mouth watering!
    I m going to give it a try!

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