Cookie Recipes

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 C apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/4 C golden raisins
  • 1/4 C chopped pecans
  • 1/3 C sugar or honey granules
  • 1 C butter
  • 3/4 C brown sugar or sucanat
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 2 C quick cooking rolled oats

In saucepan combine fruits, nuts, light sugar, and 2 T water.  Cook and stir till thick and apple is tender, about 10 minutes.  Cream butter and brown sugar till fluffy.  Beat in eggs.  Mix together dry ingredients; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture.  Stir in oats.  Reserve 3/4 C dough. Drop remainder from teaspoon onto baking stone; make depression in centers; top with apple filling and dab of reserved dough.  Bake at 370 degrees for 12 minutes.  Makes 36

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

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Bev’s Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 C sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 3/4 C molasses (or honey)
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 1/2 C flour
  • 1 T baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t salt

Cream the peanut butter and butter.  Add the sucanat, molasses, and vanilla and mix till fluffy.  Add the eggs and mix.  Add the flour, soda, and salt and mix.  Shape into balls and flatten with a flour coated fork.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

(Another rare original recipe from me.  Be prepared, this makes a LOT!)

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Breakfast Cookies

  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 nuts, raisins, coconut, and/or chocolate chips

Mash bananas and peanut butter together in a bowl. Stir in applesauce and vanilla, then remaining ingredients. Let sit 10 minutes before dropping cookies on a baking stone. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, or until firm. Leave cookies on stone for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Enjoy at any temperature.

Makes 32 cookies

Thank you, Nancy, for sharing this recipe!

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Carrot Cake Cookies

  • 2 C quick oats
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ginger
  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 C brown sugar or molasses sucanat
  • 1 C sugar or honey sucanat
  • 1/2 C vanilla yogurt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C shredded carrots
  • 1 C chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 C coconut

Combine oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; set aside.  Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy, about 2 minutes.  Beat in eggs, yogurt, and vanilla.  Gradually beat in oat mixture just until blended.  Stir in carrots, walnuts, and coconut.  Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.  Scoop dough onto stones/baking sheets leaving 2 inches between cookies.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges are golden and centers set.  Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Adapted from

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Chewy Coconut Chocolate Cookies


Cookie Dough:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or 1 stick of butter)
  • 1/2 cup honey granules (or sugar)
  • 1/4 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour (could try almond flour)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut

With a mixer, cream the coconut oil, honey granules, sucanat, egg, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, flax seed, baking soda, and salt. Gradually blend the flour mixture into the wet mixture until combined. Mix in the coconut. Drop cookie dough by heaping teaspoons onto baking sheets. Make sure to place the cookies about 2″ apart, since they will spread quite a bit while baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes, or until just beginning to turn golden. Let the cookies stay on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Chocolate Drizzle: 

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil

Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat, stirring until smooth. Arrange the cookies on a tray and drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. Place the tray in the freezer for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens. Once hardened, store the cookies in a container in the refrigerator so that the chocolate stays firm.

Chocolate Coating: (For a thicker topping)

  • 3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)

Melt the chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth. Place a small dollop of chocolate in the center of each cookie and spread into a circle in the middle of the cookie. Arrange cookies on a tray and place in the freezer for a few minutes until chocolate is hardened. Store in a container at room temperature.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies


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Chewy Coconut Cookies

  • 1 ¼ c. flour (optional: substitute 1/4 C with ground flax)
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ½ c. butter
  • ½ c. sugar (or honey granules)
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar (sucanat)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 c. flaked coconut


  1. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  2. In separate bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Gradually blend the flour mixture into the wet mixture, then stir in the coconut.
  4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.


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Chinese Almond Cookies

  • 3 C flour
  • 1 C sugar or honey granules
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 C butter
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1 t almond extract

Sift flour, sugar, soda, and salt together in bowl.  Cut in butter till mixture resembles cornmeal. Add egg and almond extract; mix well.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking stone. Bake at 325 degrees 15 to 18 minutes.  Cool on rack.  Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

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Chocolate Chippers

Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 C butter (or 1 stick of butter & 1/2 cup melted coconut oil)
  • 1/2 C sucanat with honey (or sugar)
  • 1/2 C sucanat with molasses (or brown sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t soda
  • 1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter, sucanats, eggs and vanilla.  Mix in flour, salt and soda well.  Add chocolate chips and walnuts.  Bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes (or place in 9 x 13″ pan and bake for 15 minutes).

(adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book)

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free)

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey granules (or sugar)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined. (You may need to allow the dough to chill first for a little bit for the dough to be easier to work with). Shape into 3/4″balls and place on trays, flattening the dough till it’s about 1/4″ thick. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, until set.Remove from trays. Eat fresh or cooled. These store well in the freezer for extra crunch.

Recipe adapted from Veggie Inspired

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Citrus-Kissed Honey Buttons

  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t cream of tartar
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 C sugar or honey granules
  • 4 T butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T grated lemon zest (need 1 lemon)
  • 1 T grated orange zest
  • 1 t lemon extract

Whisk flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a small bowl.  Beat sugar and butter in a mixing bowl on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.  Add egg, honey, lemon zest, orange zest, and lemon extract, and beat until blended.   Gradually add the flour mixture, beating on low speed just until combined.  Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes or overnight.  Roll the dough into 36 balls (about 2 level teaspoons each) with your hands.  Place 2 inches apart on a baking stone (or parchment covered baking sheet).  Bake at 375 degrees one batch at a time until puffed and beginning to crack (8 minutes).  Cool on the stone for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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