Back To School Cookies


So this is the back to school cookies round-up which I was supposed to share Tuesday, the first day back to school.

My site, which was down on Tuesday, is still giving me trouble. I want to SCREAM. In fact, I do SCREAM just like that in big bold letters via Live Chat and then go back to regular letters as I apologize for screaming at the poor live chat people.

I am hoping to resolve my hosting migration process today (because yes, that is a problem too) and then there’s an SEO issue that I haven’t figured out but the plug-in keeps telling me to figure out so hopefully I can figure it out without losing whatever is left of my mind.


The cookies. Back to school means afternoon cookies, doesn’t it?

Last year I shared a delicious (and healthy!) cookie recipe for banana chocolate chip cookies on the first day of school which reminded me that I should probably have some cookies ready for my son once again this week but then my site went down and time for baking cookies went down with it.

I did take a look through some of the cookie recipes I have shared in the past few years and chose to round those up for us anyway as the recipes tend to get lost in the blog post shuffle.

I have my standard cookie recipes memorized but I could use the recipe post reminders for some of the cookies I have made that are really good, and healthy too!

back to school healthy cookies recipe round up

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

I loved these Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies and my son did too. I made these banana chocolate chip cookies a few times and even stored the extras in the freezer which I recommend you do so that you can eat them frozen – so delicious that way!

banana chocolate chip cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Please be honored that I share my beloved Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe with you. I spent years keeping it to myself because it is THE BEST oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie recipe there is.

Fun fact: This cookie recipe is the cookie recipe that started my cookie business several years ago when I actually had time to bake as well as the interest in selling my cookies.

oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies

So this oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie recipe is considered by my son as a “real cookie” as in it’s not exactly healthified but there is a dairy-free option if that is of interest to you. And really, in my opinion, oatmeal raisin cookies are healthy because they involve oats, raisins and in the dairy-free option, coconut oil. So there, I bring you balance.

Oh, and if you want, you can even bake this oatmeal raisin chocolate chip recipe in pie form so you don’t have to take the time to shape and bake actual cookies. I talked about that option in this post. You don’t need to adjust anything in the recipe other than find yourself a round pan or even a square brownie pan I bet would work well too!

oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie cake

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

If you are looking for a healthier cookie recipe and have vanilla protein powder on hand, you should definitely try this version of my  Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies. I have a feeling these are the cookies I will make later today as I recall them to be easy, quick, healthy and delicious!

oatmeal raisin protein cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free)

I made these Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free) last summer with coconut flour and LOVED THEM. Slightly crumbly but great texture and flavor.

I think about them often actually. I also made a version of these with pretzel m&m’s in the mix too which was more of a healthy monster cookie. What’s with me and the pretzel m&m’s by the way? I really like them these days.

chocolate chip cookies gluten and dairy free

Cereal Milk Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

These Cereal Milk Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies were so much fun to make. Who doesn’t love the chocolate milk created from cereal? I grew up on the cereal milk created from Cocoa Pebbles. Fond childhood memories I tell you.

cereal milk oatmeal breakfast cookies

Samoa Cookie Dough Cups

Not quite a cookie recipe but it involved cookie dough so I am including it because these Samoa Cookie Dough Cups were so awesome.

samoa cookie dough cups

The healthy cookie dough used in this easy samoa cookie dough cups recipe is probably one of the best I have made.

I apologize if the Samoa Cookie Dough Cups recipe post appears a little weird when you try to view the photos – I am working on fixing whatever it is that went wrong this week to this particular post during my site issues. I didn’t want to leave the post out of this round up though, it’s too good to miss.

So tell me, which cookies will you be making?

What are you doing this weekend?

Favorite afterschool snack when you were a kid?


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