Maggie has been begging to make cookies for weeks now.

I love to bake, but I don’t like having cookies around because then all I want to do is eat them.

And yes, even though we baked them just a few days ago, they’re already long gone. But just the memory still makes me drool. I even tried freezing some of them to prevent myself from eating them all right away. But they taste delicious frozen too! (Especially two of them sandwiching a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Mmmmmm….)

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And for those of you who are baking challenged, don’t worry. They are practically foolproof. We barely even measured. I just pulled all the ingredients I could find out of the cupboard and the girls decided how much of (almost) everything to put in.

Here is what you need:
1-1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon (they really like cinnamon!)
1/2 tsp. salt
1-3/4 sticks butter, softened (14 tbsp.)
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, but not instant, uncooked)
1/2 c. coconut
1/3 c. raisins
1/3 c. craisins
1/3 c. chocolate chips
1/3 c. butterscotch chips
1/3 c. marshmallows

Mix the ingredients well for Maggie & Annie’s Everything Cookies!

Step 1: In large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, & cinnamon; set aside.

An electric mixer speeds up the process of making Maggie & Annie’s Everything Cookies.

Step 2: In large bowl or KitchenAid, beat sugars and butter until creamy, about 2 minutes.

OXO Good Grips Containers help keep everything fresh for Maggie & Annie’s Everything Cookies!

(Trouble was more entertained by my pop-top container lid than the cookies. Lots of you have asked about those. For the record, they are the OXO Good Grips POP Containers. They are definitely an investment, but I have had mine for 3 years now and I absolutely love them!)

Beat the eggs and vanilla well for Maggie & Annie’s Everything Cookies!

Step 3: Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

The next step in Maggie & Annie’s Everything Cookies is to mix the wet and dry ingredients together.

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Step 4: Add dry ingredients to wet mixture; mix well. Add oats & coconut; mix well.

Make sure to mix everything well for Maggie & Annie’s Everything Cookies!

Step 5: Add mix-ins to taste. We added raisins, craisins, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, & marshmallows, but you could also try nuts or M&Ms too.

Feel free to add something to Maggie & Annie’s Everything Cookies. Maybe nuts or M&M's!

Step 6: Using cookie scoop or round spoon, scoop cookie dough into small balls and place on parchment-paper covered cookie pan. (DON’T skip the parchment paper! This is my true secret for perfect cookies every time!)  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

Make sure to use parchment paper to bake perfect Maggie & Annie’s Everything Cookies!

There are a lot of days that I feel like an epic failure as a mommy, but we had so much fun baking that as we sat there enjoying our first (of many) cookies, I couldn’t help but feel like I had earned myself an A+ for the day.

So I was a little taken aback when Maggie suddenly burst into tears. Horrified,  I asked what was wrong, thinking she was hurt or poisoned or otherwise injured in some way.

Alas, she wailed “But mommy, I wanted to make FROSTING cookies!”

Sigh.

Maybe I’ll get it right next time!

Maggie & Annie’s Everything Cookies are a kaleidoscope of flavors!

 

Maggie & Annie's Everything Cookies

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (they really like cinnamon!)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 sticks butter, softened (14 tbsp.)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, but not instant, uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup craisins
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup marshmallows

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, & cinnamon; set aside.

  2. In large bowl or KitchenAid, beat sugars and butter until creamy, about 2 minutes.

    (Trouble was more entertained by my pop-top container lid than the cookies. Lots of you have asked about those. For the record, they are the OXO Good Grips POP Containers. They are definitely an investment, but I have had mine for 3 years now and I absolutely love them!)

  3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

  4. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture; mix well. Add oats & coconut; mix well.

  5. Add mix-ins to taste. We added raisins, craisins, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, & marshmallows, but you could also try nuts or M&Ms too.

  6. Using cookie scoop or round spoon, scoop cookie dough into small balls and place on parchment-paper covered cookie pan. (DON'T skip the parchment paper! This is my true secret for perfect cookies every time!)  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
Ruth Soukup

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