Everything Cookies

by Jill Dalton

These cookies are called Everything Cookies because they have a little bit of everything in them. What they don’t have, is gluten or oil! There is a tiny bit of sugar if you include the chocolate chips and cranberries but other than that, they are sweetened by banana and dried fruit.

These cookies were inspired by a recipe my grandma used to make called Cowboy Cookies. They were a basic oatmeal cookie but she added anything she had left over like a handful of raisins, the remainder of what was left in the shredded coconut bag, walnuts and sometimes even potato chip crumbles!  They were soooo yummy!

This version of her cookie is all whole food goodness. Heck, you could even eat them for breakfast =)

Everything Cookies

These cookies are called Everything Cookies because they have a little bit of everything in them. What they don’t have, is gluten or oil! There is a tiny bit of sugar if you include the chocolate chips and cranberries but… Desserts Everything Cookies European Print Recipe
Serves: 16 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.3/5
( 65 voted )

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup oats
1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup cranberries ( or dried apricots )
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips (optional )
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 banana
1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until mixture sticks together
  3. Make into balls ( makes 16 golf ball size )
  4. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  5. Press cookies flat with another piece of parchment
  6. Bake for 15 - 25 minutes ( 15 if you like soft, 25 if you like a little crunch )

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16 comments

Becky Bink July 23, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Can I use something other than almond meal? I am sensitive to almonds.

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Danielle Wylie June 25, 2020 - 6:55 pm

Oh my gosh. These are now my favorite cookies! I added 1/2 tsp coarse salt and made a few substitutions to make them ‘tree nut free.’ They’re so so good. My food processor was full to the brim, but did a fine job! I love everything about them (except rolling the balls, but they’re worth it).

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Jeen July 23, 2018 - 1:37 pm

Can i use quick oats?

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Jordan July 23, 2018 - 5:03 pm

Do you think pumpkin purée could be substituted for the banana?

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Linda Parker July 24, 2018 - 12:48 am

Thank you, the cookies look great can’t wait to make them.

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Michel Gilliland July 25, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Jill, would you share the brand and where you purchase your chocolate chips? The stores near me do not carry them, so if you order them off of the internet, please share the link.

Thank you!

Michel Gilliland

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Rachel July 31, 2018 - 9:46 pm

We love these!! Yummy yummy! Thank you for sharing!

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Adrienne August 4, 2018 - 8:35 am

I did not have all the ingredients on hand so I used cranberries, walnuts, chocolate chips, coconut, and pepitas. Perfection! Loved them so much. Thanks for another great recipe Jill! Between this and your blizzard, my families’ sweet tooth has never been so healthfully satisfied.

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Nalini August 13, 2018 - 2:01 pm

LOVED these cookies!! Came out delicious! I’ve already made 2 batches in 2 weeks lol. Thanks for a yummy recipe 🙂

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Shirley Tolliver September 14, 2018 - 6:16 pm

Jill, my husband and I give these cookies a 5 stars! We love them!

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Ann Lloyd January 1, 2019 - 7:13 pm

My husband made these yesterday and oh boy are these little goodies…high quality muesli bars in rounds…excellent…has gone straight into our “favourites” file…

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Anita January 27, 2019 - 6:53 pm

Can you tell me what kind of food processor you use?

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Jill Dalton January 27, 2019 - 7:59 pm

I have a Cuisinart 12 cup Elite. It works really well =)
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Lydia D June 15, 2019 - 2:23 am

These were so easy to throw together! I didn’t gogi berries or macadamia nuts, so I added chopped dates and walnuts. They held together really well for shaping. Really wholesome, all healthy ingredients. I made them for my nephews, and they loved them!

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JC June 19, 2020 - 7:28 am

How do you store them, room temp or refrigerated?

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Jill Dalton June 19, 2020 - 6:24 pm

It is better to keep them in the fridge in an airtight container so they will last longer.

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