[Food] Lindsay’s Top Ten Cookie Recipes

I LOVE COOKIES!  I made chocolate chip oatmeal cookies from a mix at least three times a week when I was growing up.  I had that technique DOWN.  I prefer making cookies from scratch now, and am always trying new recipes.  Here are my ten favourites.  Pour a glass of milk and enjoy.

  1. Peanut Butter Banana Oat Chocolate Chip (Do not contain gluten, refined sugar, eggs or butter)

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I’m not sure which website this recipe came from, but I wrote it down in my recipe book and it’s probably our family’s favourite – not only because the cookies are healthy, but because they really are so, so good.  I don’t make them all the time because it uses quite a bit of peanut butter, which is expensive in Brazil.


2-3 mashed bananas (depending on size)

1 c. natural peanut butter

1/4 c. liquid honey

2 1/3 c. quick cooking oats

3/4 t. salt

add ins: raisins, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, cinnamon

Combine ingredients together in mixing bowl.  Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes at 325 degrees F.

2. Chocolate Macaroons (no bake, does not contain flour or eggs)


Photo from Google Images.

This is my grandmother’s recipe for this classic chocolate oat-coconut cookie.  My mother and I both made this recipe all throughout my childhood.  They have a lot of sugar in them but they really are amazing.  Often when I try a new recipe I will modify it to see if I can make it healthier somehow.  I wouldn’t advise that with this recipe.  It’s perfect as it is.

Ingredients and Instructions:

Combine together in large pot over low heat:

2 c. white sugar

1/2 c. milk

1/2 c. butter or margarine

Bring above ingredients to a boil and add 1 tsp vanilla.  Allow to boil gently for 1-2 minutes.

Add in 6 T cocoa

1 c. fine coconut

3 c. quick cooking oats

pinch of salt

Mix together and drop by teaspoon onto tray or waxed paper.  Allow to cool.

3. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (do not contain flour or butter)

In case you don’t like or have any bananas, this is another great simple peanut butter cookie recipe.  Click here to be taken to the recipe at Ambitious Kitchen!

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4. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s like pumpkin pie met chocolate chip cookie and had a baby.  Soft, moist and delicious.   Click here to be taken to the recipe at Averie Cooks.

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5. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lentil Blondies (vegan, healthy, gluten free)

Yes, lentils. Don’t knock it til you try it okay?  A great way to get some nutrition into your dessert!  Click here to be taken to the recipe at Ambitious Kitchen.


Photo courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen.

6. Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is very good as well, using an oat flour base – you just need a food processor/blender to blend up your oats(or buy oat flour if you don’t have a blender).  Also, this recipe doesn’t make very many cookies.  I think I quadrupled it to get a normal batch(18 or so) cookies.  Click here to be taken to the recipe at Chocolate Covered Katie.

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A picture of happiness. Am I right?

7. Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

For those days you need a little extra chocolate! Click here to view the recipe at Ambitious Kitchen.

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8. Mary’s Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I got this recipe from my AMAZING friend Mary in university and they are the classic, no fail oatmeal cookie.  I can’t count how many times I have made these.

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Ingredients and Instructions:

Mix together:

3/4 c. margarine or butter

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. white sugar

1 egg

2 T. water

1 c. flour(I use whole wheat)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3 c. rolled oats

1 c. chocolate chips

Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.  Do not overbake!

9. Unbelievably Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (for when you’re out of oats!)  These ones are made with coconut oil and honey.

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Click here to be taken to the recipe at Deliciously Yum

10. Centennial Squares or Hello Dollies(not healthy AT ALL but so amazingly good)

This is another Hay family favourite that my Mom made a lot at Christmas.  It’s a great recipe for something a little fancier, without being difficult.


Photo courtesy of Google Images.


1/4 c. butter

1 c. Graham Cracker crumbs

1 c. shredded coconut

1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 c. chopped walnuts

1 can condensed milk


Melt butter in microwave or over stovetop.  Mix in crumbs and pat down mixture on bottom of an 8×8 pan(I recommend lining with waxed paper).  Sprinkle coconut, chips, and nuts evenly over crust and pour condensed milk over top.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.  Cool, store in fridge.

There you go people!  If you try any of these recipes take a picture and tag me on instagram @lindsaycmuller!

What’s your favourite cookie?

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3 thoughts on “[Food] Lindsay’s Top Ten Cookie Recipes

  1. Mary says:

    I’m so excited my oatmeal cookies made your cut! They really are so simple… The macaroons also take me back to the days I lived in a tiny apartment with no oven. I have to make cookies tonight for a potluck, I think I will try the double chocolate ones from your list…


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