Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

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3 minutes
April 10, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

Looking for a new favorite cookie recipe? You may have found it in these Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies! They are easy to make and have a texture you are going to love.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

Last Christmas, our neighbor shared chocolate chip cookies with us. They were thin, crisp, and buttery, and Matt devoured almost the whole batch on his own in one sitting. My poor husband is so used to my healthy modifications to cookie recipes that he forgot what full-sugar, full-butter cookies tasted like. He went on at length how good they were, which made me feel a bit inadequate as a baker. Yet, I kept on subbing applesauce for butter, swapping in whole wheat flour, cutting the sugar by half, etc.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

I can’t seem to help myself from making desserts a little better for us when it comes time to make them (so I can eat more with less guilt). The healthier versions certainly aren’t a punishment to eat, but let’s be honest. Can a low-sugar, low-fat cookie ever taste as good as the real thing? Not really. This time, I decided to throw caution to the wind and put in all the sugar the original recipe called for. Two kinds even! These cookies are sweet. Well, they are sweet if you are me and usually cut the sugar in half or more in cookie recipes. They are just like normal, delicious cookies to everyone else.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

The best part of these cookies loaded with dark chocolate chips and granola is the texture: They are perfectly chewy! The granola was my 3-year-old’s idea, and I think I’ll start consulting him for recipe inspiration more often. It adds a more subtle texture than nuts but enhances the chewiness. It’s hard to tell when you look at photos of cookies if they are crisp, cake-like, or crumbly. These are nice and chewy, just the way I like them. I hope you like them too!

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

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These chewy chocolate chip cookies with granola will satisfy any cookie lover!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or whatever kind of chocolate chips you like; I’m not the boss of you
  • 1/2 cup granola


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. With an electric mixer or vigorously by hand, cream together butter and sugars for about 2 minutes until fluffy. Stir in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until dry ingredients are well incorporated, and then stir in chocolate chips and granola.
  4. Use a medium cookie scoop or rounded tablespoons to shape cookies into balls, and place a couple inches apart on baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until edges are lightly brown and centers are set. Cool cookies on wire rack before serving.


Recipe adapted from KitchenAid mixer manual/cookbook.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dessert

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Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Carla (@charliesue)
10 years ago

My mom has always decreased the sugar in her dessert recipes and so my palate for cookies and cakes tends to be less sweet than everyone else’s – which is AWESOME. Because every other cookie is The! Best! Cookie! Ever!!

(Kind of how I always use the amount of butter listed on the box of KRAFT Mac & Cheese… and everyone thinks I’m a dream chef with secret abilities.) (I am.) :)

Also… chewy cookies are just THE BEST. I’m excited to try this!!

10 years ago

Thanks, Carla! You are totally a dream chef. Add some half and half instead of milk, and they’ll swear you went to culinary school ;)

Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
10 years ago

Nothing like a batch of full fat cookies! My husband feels the same – I’m always making everything just a bit healthier. The other day, our neighbors brought over a plate of full butter/sugar cookies and my family devoured them and raved. Made me feel a bit inadequate as a baker too, lol! These look fabulous, Andi! Pinned!

10 years ago

I know our families appreciate the real deal cookies sometimes, but we have to give them what’s good for them the rest of the time ;) Thank you Jen! xo

Carol at Wild Goose Tea
10 years ago

I am intrigued with the addition of granola. I bake a lot of cookies and I don’t think I have ever used granola. I like the idea. Not very much rising agent, hence the thinner crispier cookie. Yum.

10 years ago

It was really good with the granola! I use oatmeal in cookies a lot, but it added more chewiness than that and a little sweetness too. These were chewy and not crisp, just the way I like them. Thanks for stopping by, Carol!

Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy
10 years ago

Andi these cookies look amazing! I think I will declare them my “spirit cookie” you know like some people claim to have a spirit animal, they are everything I love in cookie form :)

10 years ago

Thank you, Emily! I haven’t heard of a spirit animal, but now I need to go find out what that is and what mine would be :) Have a good week!

10 years ago

A nice cookie recipe. Thank you, Andi.

10 years ago

Thanks, Liz!

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