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Mini Monster Cookies with Granola Recipe (A New Holiday Favorite!)

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Make these delicious Mini Monster Cookies with Granola in no time for the holiday season. They use fantastic mix-ins, as well as the new Quaker® Simply Granola.

It's the holiday season, and that means COOKIES! I am such a cookie fan, and I have so many holiday memories involving family and these little round baked treats. In fact, one thing that really sticks out in my mind for this time of year are the Monster Cookies that my grandmother made for me as a child. She would make these amazing peanut butter and oatmeal cookies with a mix of nuts, candies, and other goodies baked right in. They were huge! I would eat too many, and always felt like I couldn't be happier!

Now that I'm making cookies for my own kids during the holidays, I wanted to recreate the memories, but with my own flavor. I baked up this Mini Monster Cookie recipe, creating smaller-sized cookies and using granola for added crunch. These cookies may have the best for flavor, texture, and overall family-pleasing potential. We had rave reviews form all the kids, especially since I incorporated Quaker® Simply Granola, which is full of crunchy granola clusters and real fruit and nuts!

You can find this cereal (which we have happily been enjoying for breakfast for a week now), in the cereal aisle of your local Walmart. It is very low sodium, is an excellent source of fiber with 34 grams of whole grains, and has 9g fat per serving. It's simple satiety!

Make these delicious Mini Monster Cookies with Granola in no time for the holiday season. They use fantastic mix-ins, as well as the new Quaker® Simply Granola.


Here's how you make these tasty, holiday treats:

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds
  • 1 cup multi-colored, chocolate candies
Make these delicious Mini Monster Cookies with Granola in no time for the holiday season. They use fantastic mix-ins, as well as the new Quaker® Simply Granola.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together the butter and oil, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter in a large bowl until smooth. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and beat until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Then stir into the creamy mixture. Finally, mix in the oats and candy until just combined.

Make these delicious Mini Monster Cookies with Granola in no time for the holiday season. They use fantastic mix-ins, as well as the new Quaker® Simply Granola.

Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Make these delicious Mini Monster Cookies with Granola in no time for the holiday season. They use fantastic mix-ins, as well as the new Quaker® Simply Granola.



Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly browned. These keep well in a cookie jar (if they last that long without being eaten!) 

Make these delicious Mini Monster Cookies with Granola in no time for the holiday season. They use fantastic mix-ins, as well as the new Quaker® Simply Granola.

Make these delicious Mini Monster Cookies with Granola in no time for the holiday season. They use fantastic mix-ins, as well as the new Quaker® Simply Granola.

I really love the crunchy, chewy, and melt-in-your mouth combo of these cookies. It's a recipe that you can customize to include any kind of chocolate candy, gumdrop, nut, or dried fruit. For a version that includes raisins, you can substitute the Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds with Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins, & Almonds!  


Make these delicious Mini Monster Cookies with Granola in no time for the holiday season. They use fantastic mix-ins, as well as the new Quaker® Simply Granola.

These also make great holiday gifts! Wrap some up in a tin for your mail carrier or child's teacher!

Make these delicious Mini Monster Cookies with Granola in no time for the holiday season. They use fantastic mix-ins, as well as the new Quaker® Simply Granola.

What fun ingredients will you add to these Mini Monster Cookies with Granola to make them your own? And who can you give them to this holiday to brighten up the season? Get more ideas for yummy snacking with the family from Quaker® here!
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