Granola Cookies with Apples, Cranberries, and Almonds

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Simply delicious Granola Cookies with apples, cranberries, and almonds make great Christmas gifts! A simple cookie base that is flavored with granola and dried fruit. It’s so easy and super satisfying. Plus, there’s nothing better than the aroma of cookies in the air during the holidays!

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Granola Cookies with Apples, Cranberries, and Almonds

One of the things I love most about the holiday season is the baking! Baking Christmas cookies has become a well-loved family tradition. Each year I try to create new cookie flavors to add to the goody boxes I make just for family.

As most of you know by now, Harry and I reside in Tennessee while our families are scattered across the east coast. We don’t get to spend holidays with them because of Harry’s unpredictable work schedule so I make boxes filled with baked goods and send them to each of our families.

This year I’ve created a new cookie flavor and I’m loving it so much! It starts with my favorite cookie base. The one I used for my popular butterscotch toffee cookies. Then, it’s flavored with Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Apples, Cranberries, and Almonds. Two whole cups of the granola go in the cookie dough!

What I enjoy most about the satisfying crunchy granola clusters with real fruit and nuts is it’s super tasty and filling. Not to mention the wonderful texture contrast it imparts throughout the cookie. And it’s very low in sodium making it good for you.

See how I did that? I snuck a deliciously simple granola into cookies.

box of Quaker Simply Granola

There are just a few steps for making hearty granola cookies

  1. Mix the wet ingredients
  2. Mix the dry ingredients
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients
  4. Fold in the granola
  5. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours
  6. Roll the dough into 1 and ½ tablespoon size balls
  7. Bake for 12 minutes and enjoy!

bowl of Quaker Simply Granola

You need just a hand full of ingredients to get started

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Apples, Cranberries, and Almonds

side view of granola cookies on a blue napkin

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Granola Cookies with Apples, Cranberries, and Almonds

Simply delicious Granola Cookies with apples, cranberries, and almonds make great Christmas gifts! A simple cookie base that is flavored with granola and dried fruit. It’s so easy and super satisfying. Plus, there’s nothing better than the aroma of cookies in the air during the holidays!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword granola cookies recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Yields 24
Calories 156 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Apples, Cranberries, and Almonds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and both sugars together with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. 

  2. In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Stir with a whisk and add to the butter mixture. Stir with a silicone spatula just until blended. Fold in the granola. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  3. Heat the oven to 350°F. Roll the cookie dough into 1 and 1/2 tablespoon sized balls and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown and just under done.

  4. Cool the cookies on the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts
Granola Cookies with Apples, Cranberries, and Almonds
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Potassium 59mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

About the author

Jen has a passion for baking and she’s dedicated to bringing you classic dessert recipes filled with more flavor and creativity. When Jen isn't in the kitchen she's traveling with her husband in search of the best places with the greatest experiences.

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