Chocolate Pecan Granola Cookies

These Chocolate Pecan Granola Cookies are the ultimate way to use up those last few cups of granola and seriously deliver on flavor and texture!

Each golden granola cookie is deliciously chewy with crisp edges – YES PLEASE!

Chocolate Pecan Granola Cookies

Every so often I treat y’all to a cookie recipe and today is the day!!!

Because I love the texture of loaded cookies, I’ve stuffed them with my beloved Maple Pecan Granola with a little brown sugar and chocolate chips for good measure. (SCORE!!)

They’re fun and flavorful and just overall rocking my socks right now!

I’m so excited for y’all to try these bad boys!

Homemade Granola Cookies

swaps and such

These chocolate pecan granola cookies are a great use of leftover granola so feel free to use your favorite variety whether that’s homemade granola or your go-to store bought variety.

The dried cranberries are totally skippable if desired or can be replaced with regular raisins, golden raisins, or extra chocolate chips.

No pecans? No problem! These cookies also work great with finely chopped walnuts.

Chocolate Pecan Granola Cookies

The recipe below is enough for 15 large cookies.

Freezing some for later? Plop scoops of batter on a parchment paper lined plate (or small baking sheet) and place in the freezer until set, approx. an hour. Then transfer to an airtight container or baggie. Bake from frozen via the recipe cards baking instrucitons.

Chocolate Pecan Granola Cookies
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Chocolate Pecan Granola Cookies

These Chocolate Pecan Granola Cookies are the ultimate way to use up those last few cups of granola and seriously deliver on flavor and texture!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Granola Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 226 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened (1 stick)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (50 g)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50 g)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup plus 2 TBSP all-purpose flour (135 g)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups maple pecan granola (or favoite granola variety)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional, see notes)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4-1/2 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional extra)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking/cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Once softened, place butter in a large bowl with both sugars. Beat until fluffy and well incorporated.

  3. Next beat in eggs and vanilla on low speed until fully mixed.

  4. Stir in granola, craisins/raisins, pecans, and chocolate chips.

  5. Use a large 2 TBSP cookie scoop or a collapsable 1/4 cup measuring cup (I have one that you press in the bottom and it pops out the dough) to place rounded scoops of dough onto the parchment paper lined cookie sheets, spaced 2 inches apart.

  6. Bake each tray one at a time on the center oven rack.

  7. Bake 11-13 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown and the center begins to set.

  8. Allow to cool 1-2 minutes on the cookie sheet then remove with a metal spatula and transfer to a wire rack to fully cool. Enjoy once fully cooled so they have time to fully set and have that delicous chewy center along with crisp edges.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use your favorite variety whether it’s homemade granola or your go-to store bought variety.

Dried cranberries can be skipped or replaced with regular raisins, golden raisins, or extra chocolate chips. Pecans may be swapped for chopped walnuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Values will vary based on type of granola used and any swaps made. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pecan Granola Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Granola Cookies with Maple Pecan Granola

If you get a chance to try these chocolate pecan granola cookies, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

Crazy for Cookies? Here are some tasty recipes to try next!

First off, if you have a birthday party or any sort of block party/potluck coming up, my Sheet Pan Cookie Cake is a must! My friends have gotten so spoiled that I find myself making nearly 2 a month for celebrations and other such shenanigans.

Around the holidays you’ll find me making batches and batches of Red Velvet Cake Cookies and Chocolate Brownie Crinkle Cookies for cookie exchanges and gifting.

Last but not least, my White Chocolate Peanut Butter Macadamia Nut Cookies are probably one of my most beloved cookie recipes. I developed this recipe for a dear friend and make them often!

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  • Yazmin Brammer

    5 stars
    What a perfect bite when you want a not too sweet treat! All the textures and flavors make this a repeat recipe for sure.

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