Pumpkin Spice Granola Cookies

It’s all the Fall harvest flavors we love, wrapped up in one cookie!  A cookie dough spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice, with pumpkin spice granola added into the cookie dough.  The granola is made up of crunchy oats, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries….all the flavors of Fall!  And because there’s no pumpkin puree in this cookie, the texture of this cookie is just like a chocolate chip cookie.

I love this cookie dough!  Rich with spices.  You could add any variety of granola or chocolate chip to the dough, or don’t add anything at all.  I added Pumpkin-Spiced Granola that My Favorite Indulgence sent me.  Their granolas are all so yummy…and they even have some nut free granolas for anyone who loves granola, but who also has a nut allergy.  So definitely check out My Favorite Indulgence!

A lot of the companies I work with here on the blog are small, family owned, or woman owned, and operated businesses.  I love supporting these wonderful companies and love their products.  I dream about opening my own bakery and everyone always asks me why I haven’t done it yet.  Someday maybe!  It’s just hard leaving a job that 100% supports me, to go to the unknown, and the risk of failure.

Anyways.  Cookies!  No risk of failure here.  Just make sure you chill your dough overnight.  Otherwise you will get cookie puddles (if that should ever happen to you, I recommend getting a fork and eating the cookies straight from the cookie sheet).

Pumpkin Spice Granola Cookies

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Serves: 30 Cookies Cooking Time: 10-minutes


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used Vain Vanilla extracted in Ginger Spices)
  • two eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups granola (I used My Favorite Indulgence Pumpkin Spiced Granola)
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice



Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.


Using an electric mixer, cream your butter. Once your butter is creamy and glossy, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the brown sugar and white sugar to the butter. Cream the sugars into the butter, until light and fluffy in texture (approximately 3-minutes; scraping the sides of the bowl down as needed). Add the vanilla extract and mix until combined. Slowly add eggs, one at a time, to the sugar-butter mixture. Add the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg into the mixture and mix until combined.


Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar-butter mixture. Mix until just combined. Add the granola and mix until combined. Remove bowl from the mixer and use a rubber scraper to make sure all the ingredients are fully incorporated.


Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.


Preheat oven to 375-degrees and line three cookie sheets with parchment paper. Remove the cookie dough from the fridge.


TOPPING: In a small bowl combine the sugar and pumpkin pie spice.


Use a standard sized cookie scoop to scoop the dough into balls. Roll the cookie dough balls in the topping and place the balls on your cookie sheet, a few inches apart.


Bake cookies in 375-degree oven for 10-minutes or until the edges are a light brown. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5-minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Yum!  You definitely need to make these cookies if you are a pumpkin spice lover!  What’s your favorite Fall dessert??  Leave me a comment below!



PS- I have linked this recipe up at Meal Plan Monday!

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    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    November 2, 2017 at 7:16 AM

    The only way to make me love granola more is to bake it into a cookie :). These sound FABULOUS, Kelly! I’m swooning! Have a wonderful weekend, my dear!

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      November 4, 2017 at 5:53 AM

      Thanks Kelsie!! I totally agree! Have a great weekend too 🙂 XOXO

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    November 2, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    I could eat that yummy cookie dough by spoonfuls!! I love them! Adding pumpkin granola to the dough instead of pumpkin puree is an amazing idea ..

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      November 4, 2017 at 5:54 AM

      Me too Deepika! I would actually rather just eat the cookie dough than bake the dough into cookies hahaha. XOXO 🙂

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    November 2, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Kelly, when you open your new bakery, please take me on and I will mop your floors! Just the aroma of what you will be making everyday is enough of a payoff 🙂

    • Reply
      November 4, 2017 at 5:55 AM

      Aww! Thank you! I will definitely take you up on that hehehe 🙂 XOXO

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    November 2, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    Oh my goodness, this cookie has my name written all over it. I can’t wait to try it. I have never had Pumpkin Spice Granola before, but now that I know about it, I’m going to get some soon.

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      November 4, 2017 at 5:56 AM

      Thanks Amy! My Favorite Indulgence granola is amazing and she has such fun granola flavors! They good in these cookies or just for snacking 🙂 XOXO

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    Maria Doss
    November 2, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    I could eat that dough as is. Looks so delicious with all that spice and crunchy granola bits,YUM!!!

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      November 4, 2017 at 5:56 AM

      Me too Maria! I just want to eat ALL the cookie dough hahaha. Have a great weekend 🙂 XOXO

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    November 3, 2017 at 3:50 AM

    Well, this is brilliant. The sugary coating and crunchy exterior…perfection.

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      November 4, 2017 at 5:59 AM

      Thanks Jessie! I am all about that sugary coating hehehe. Have a great weekend 🙂 XOXO

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    November 3, 2017 at 2:14 PM

    Yummy! I am on diet but forget it! Give me those cookies and I will eat!

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      November 4, 2017 at 6:00 AM

      Cookies are part of a well-balanced diet in my book 😉 XOXO

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    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    November 3, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    I would have a hard time not just eating all of the cookie dough. I LOVE the addition of granola in there!! Yummy! XO

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      November 4, 2017 at 6:03 AM

      I am totally with you there Katherine! This cookie dough is totally my weakness. Especially when it’s sitting in my refrigerator late at night calling my name 😉 hehehe XOXO

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    November 5, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    Kelly Lynn, you’re absolutely killing me with the desserts this week! How am I supposed to decide between them??? They all look so good and my big butt can only stand to eat so many calories before I need to go up another size!!!

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      November 6, 2017 at 6:06 AM

      Hahahaha Life is too short not to enjoy ALL the desserts! That’s why we have sweatpants 😉 XOXO

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    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    November 6, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Loving the combinations and spices going on here Kelly. I love the sugar coating and the crunchiness of the granola bits have me drooling!!

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      November 8, 2017 at 10:34 AM

      Thanks Kim! That sugar coating is EVERYTHING hahaha 🙂 XOXO

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