Everything Cookies

October 10, 2008 | Chuck
Everything Cookie

It's been way too long since our last post. Over the last month, I've been distracted by foodgawker, the election (I'm supporting "that one") and Penn State Football. I've spent entirely too much time in front of the computer, mostly with foodgawker, making it hard to crank out a post. We've been cooking regularly, but I've been too tired/lazy to pull out the camera and tripod to document our meals.

Hungry Bear has constantly reminded me that I'm neglecting SND. To appease her and some of our loyal readers (I hope you are still out there), we present to you look-we-still-love-you-and-SND everything cookies. As someone who loves to eat anything and everything, this cookie has it all... chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, raisins, nuts, granola and rolled oats.

It's a great recipe that Hungry Bear got from a friend over a decade ago. As the name implies, the cookie has everything you'd want... soft, crunchy, chewy, chocolaty, fruity and peanut buttery. I like to think that they're sort of healthy with the low-fat granola and rolled oats. It lessens the guilt after you inhale half a dozen cookies in five minutes!

Everything Cookies

Everything Cookies Recipe

SND Note: Hungry Bear likes a little more saltiness in her cookies and would increase the quantity of salt to 3/4 of a teaspoon.

  • 1 1/2 cups low fat granola
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, toss in granola, raisins, rolled oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and walnuts; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and whisk together.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the granulated and dark brown sugar. Add a few pieces of butter at a time and beat until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and beat in the eggs, one at time. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Add the granola, raisins and chips and mix well together by hand.
  4. Working with a generous 2 tablespoons of dough each time, roll the dough into 2-inch balls. Place the balls onto baking sheets, spacing them at least 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake until the cookie edges turn golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 3 minutes. Transfer the cookies with a wide spatula to a wire rack. Let cool at least 30 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

[tags]cookies, chocolate, raisins, chips, peanut butter, walnuts, granola[/tags]

32 Comments on “Everything Cookies”

  1. Nicole said:

    Wow! Those cookies really do have everything in them! They look absolutely delicious! I know you’ve been busy with foodgawker (and we’re all happy about that!), but it’s really nice to read a post over here again!

  2. Kathy said:

    I love this kind of cookie! And they look scrumptious!
    I am also a fan of “that one” and put this on my blog:

  3. Seriously Chuck! It’s been too long. I make these, but I call them my “everything but…” cookies. As in everything but the kitchen sink. That’s when I clear out all my odds and ends from the pantry. I’ve added in coconut flakes too. :)

  4. Yay! You’re back!

    I hear you on not having time to post. When I was doing FP Daily (I since gave it up) I didn’t have time for anything else, and that was like 1/10,000,000 of the amount needed for foodgawker!

    The cookies look great – I think I’ll add the extra salt too. :)

    Keep pluggin’ away.

  5. Rosa said:

    Those cookies look incredibly scrumptious and “dirty”! A yummy treat!

    Yes, it’s been too long ;-P…



  6. kickpleat said:

    damn, that looks good! i love cramming all kinds of good stuff inside cookies. good work.

  7. patsyk said:

    Those cookies look so fantastic! I love cookies that have a little bit of this and that in them.

  8. Lan said:

    yay, you’re back! i’m excited about these cookies, i’ll be making these soon. i’m on a cookie kick right now. i bet these would be great with coffee for breakfast, tea for lunch and milk for dinner. it’s the 3-meals cookie.

  9. Cynthia said:

    It has indeed been waaaayyyyy too long since your last post! I have been checking here regularly only to be frustrated that there’s not a new post.

    Here’s the twist, I know that you’ve made a peace offering here and trying to smooth us over with the cookies but, I am not a lover of sweet things so what is a girl to do with your bribe? :)

  10. Nate said:

    I hope things smooth out a little for you after November 8 so that you have a little less distraction.

    You’re doing a great job wih FG.

  11. Healthy cookies? Honestly, who cares if they’re healthy — they have everything under the sun in them, and what could be bad about that??!

  12. RecipeGirl said:

    These look delicious… they have just about everything in them :)

    I had to laugh at the “That One” t-shirt. I have a friend who is capitalizing on lipstick/bulldog tshirts too!

  13. megan said:

    this looks like my kind of cookie :) lovely recipe, i’m definitely bookmarking this one!

  14. Those are tempting! So rich and beautiful… yum!

  15. Haley said:

    These cookies really do have everything in them. They sound amazing! Everything I love all rolled in to one delicious cookie!!

    We would love to feature your cookie on the Demy- the first and only digital recipe reader! If interested email me at haleyglasco@gmail.com

  16. Yay you guys are back. Glad to see another post.

    I don’t really have a sweet tooth but I sincerely think this looks mouth-watering.

  17. Zestycook said:

    Great to see you back…. I missed you! My kind of cookie…. stick to the ribs :)

  18. Jenn said:

    THANKS for the recipe. They look even better then they sound. I cannot wait to taste them. I am making these this weekend when we have my folks and 2 friends with kids spend the night. Going to be a full house!!

    My sister loves your site, btw!


  19. Kevin said:

    Those cookies are just packed full of goodness!

  20. Natalie said:

    The cookies look to die for – I want to make them ASAP!

    Love your blog and your photos- just wanted to let you know I linked you!


  21. Laura said:

    Could you email me please?

    I fear my emails to you must be getting sent to your bulk/spam folder.

    I don’t like to give too much information in the comments, but I will say it’s in regards to your BlogHerAds.

    Laura at BlogHer dot com

    I look forward to hearing from you!

  22. Ooh, I love these kinds of lumpy, bumpy, everything cookies!

  23. im into cookies too, i could eat a dozen of them everyday(sugarfree preferably) just dropped by to say HI and oh, ill check out your archived posts

  24. Chuck, you are definitely a BUSY guy! But when you do cook, all your dishes are amazing!
    I’m not much a dessert person, but these cookies make my day! I’m all over them! OK, so here’s the deal, when we finally meet up one day, I’m requesting a dozen of these…please!
    I’ll figure out something worthy to trade back to you!

  25. jeanne said:

    I made these with a couple of modifications based on my families likes and dislikes and they are now the favorite cookie of the house. Absolutely delicious!! My changes were simple … coconut instead of raisins and all chocolate chips instead of using the peanut butter chips. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  26. Kara said:

    these are amazing!
    i am a non cooking type of gal, and these were easy to make!
    my kids love these cookies, and think they are the BEST, thank
    you for this great recipe!!!

  27. Jackie said:


    I was wondering what brand of Low-Fat Granola did you use and where did you purchase them from.

  28. louise said:

    I found your recipe and I made it. I used cashew bec. that’s what I have and cinnamon chips instead of peanut butter (hard to find). It was absolutely delicious!

    Today, I am making it with my 7-yr-old daughter…


  29. Katherine said:

    I just made these but added every kind of dried fruit I had.I chopped it small.They are delish.

  30. Can I use parts of this for flyers and leaflets?

  31. Wow! These cookies are packed with flavors and textures. I’ve never had anything like this before.


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