Everything Cookies

YouTube video

Everything Cookies

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.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 people
Calories 162 kcal



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


Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg

26 thoughts on “Everything Cookies”

    1. Danielle Wylie

      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).

  1. Michel Gilliland

    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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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!

  6. Made this recipe from your new cookbook. This cookie really does have everything in it! 🙂
    Really good cookies. Excellent for a mid afternoon treat with a cup of tea or coffee. I baked a few and then put the rest in the freezer for when they are needed.

  7. Hi I just made this recipe and it’s delicious! I didn’t have cranberries so I used dark chocolate covered mangoes and I didn’t use any chocolate chips. I did add a heavy sprinkling of Ceylon cinnamon and these cookies are amazing. Just one cookie after dinner hit the spot and while I can’t wait to eat more I’m both full and satisfied.

  8. Absolutely delicious! The chocolate chips actually make them quite decadent! (and very appealing to kids)

  9. Omg these cookies are absolutely delicious! They are now my family’s new favorite cookie… and we didn’t even add the chocolate chips! I also used dried cherries instead of cranberries. Thank you so much, these really are fantastic and they are so easy to make.

  10. These cookies are divine!!! I made a few subs. I used raisins for the dried cranberries, dried apricots for the goji berries and walnuts for the macadamia nuts. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!!!

  11. Fantastic taste! I used a cookie scoop then flattened. Perfect IMO, chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside.
    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

  12. seasons4singleness

    Oh my, these are delicious and reminiscent of another cookie I used to buy! I will definitely make these again. I do not like bananas so i used almond milk but next time i think i will use flax seed. What else would be another great binder?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *