The Everything Cookie

  • Yield : 4 1/2 dozen
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h

Well, the Almost Everything Cookie;).

Kevin requested oatmeal cookies, but he also wanted banana and peanut butter. I had to create a recipe to suit. I figured oatmeal cookies need raisins, and what the heck, let’s throw some coconut in there.

The flavor is amazing. These cookies are dense, and soft with a little bit of crunch on the bottom. There is just enough sweetness, and a little extra burst of flavor when you get a bite with raisins. And just a hint of coconut.


I know these will be requested many times in the future.:)

Note: All or part of the peanut butter can be substituted using butter or margarine. I used 1/4 c butter, 3/4 c peanut butter. Next time, I want the peanut butter flavor a bit stronger, so I’ll use all peanut butter, which is how I’ve decided to write the recipe.


  • 1 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 overripe banana
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 cups quick cook oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter and sugars.

Step 2

Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Step 3

Stir in vanilla.

Step 4

Mash a banana and add to mixture. Stir to combine, put aside.

Step 5

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Step 6

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to incorporate. Add oats, raisins, and coconut. Mix well.

Step 7

Using 2 spoons, drop dough onto greased baking sheets, 12 per sheet, using about a walnut sized amount of dough. Leave as is, or flatten slightly with a fork.

Step 8

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Note - cookies will be browned on the bottom but still appear soft on top. The top becomes firmer while cooling.

Step 9

Leave cookies on baking sheet on cooling rack for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack.

Comments (36)

  1. posted by bogdansebastyan on April 13, 2015

    nice cookis

  2. posted by Alpana on April 15, 2015

    Looks yum. Gotta try.

  3. posted by Erica Brunt on April 16, 2015

    These look so delicious.

  4. posted by Mai Tran on May 12, 2015

    That does not look so nice, but everyone knows healthy things usually do not have the look. I need to try this recipe!

  5. posted by Christy Peeples DuBois on June 12, 2015

    These sound so good. I love cookies probably more than many other desserts simply because I can grab one to enjoy without having to stop what I’m doing to eat it. Which could also be dangerous when I don’t know when to stop. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. posted by laura m on June 15, 2015


  7. posted by Sean on June 15, 2015

    I love the Everything Cookie recipe. I’ve made these before but these ingredients are just perfect.

    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 19, 2015

      Thanks Sean, I’m glad you enjoyed them:)

  8. posted by Kristin K on June 19, 2015

    I would have never guessed that all those ingredients in one cookie would taste ok..nevermind great! This is the most innovative cookie recipe I’ve ever come across!

    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 23, 2015

      Oh, thanks Kristin.:) They’ve become a favorite after this large batch was gone so quickly! I was sneaky though – I made a dough ‘log’ with the last dozen cookies worth of dough, wrapped it in plastic and froze it for emergency cookie use; which went very quickly lol.

  9. posted by Starla B on June 23, 2015

    I have to agree with you- the flavor sounds absolutely amazing. I need to try these, I love cookies with several ingredients. Yum!

    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 23, 2015

      I hope you’ll try it and tell me what you think of them!:)

  10. posted by Kelly O'Malley on June 23, 2015

    Wow, this does sound good. I can’t believe there is not butter?! I am going to do this tomorrow.

    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 23, 2015

      You could use butter instead of the peanut butter, or 1/2 & 1/2 or whatever you like – depends how much peanut butter flavor you want! They were very good using all PB, and Kevin raved about them (he normally makes for a tough critic).

  11. posted by playfulpaws75 on June 24, 2015

    I think that my favourite part of making cookies, is eating the dough! When I was young, my mom and I used to bake oatmeal cookies a lot. And, probably ate about half of the dough out of the fridge, from the log, before we cut it!!! I love oatmeal and shortbread cookie dough! It’s even better than the cookies!!!

  12. posted by Alina Conn on June 25, 2015

    Made these and they were a hit! Thanks for the recipe.

    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 27, 2015

      Awesome, I’m glad you enjoyed them!

  13. posted by Linda Manns Linneman on June 25, 2015

    These sound so good. I have a sweet tooth tonight and wish I had some of these. Thank you for sharing

    • posted by YogurtHydro on July 22, 2015

      Thanks Linda, I hope you’ll try them!

  14. posted by Denise Low on June 26, 2015

    They look delicious. Thank you for the recipe. We will try it out.

  15. posted by lisa on June 26, 2015

    This sounds really good. I’ll have to try the recipe. Thanks.

    • posted by YogurtHydro on July 22, 2015

      Thanks Lisa, let me know what you think.:)

  16. posted by denise low on June 29, 2015

    Thank you for the recipe. We love this kind of cookie.

  17. posted by Kristin K on July 2, 2015

    Replying to your “reply” to me….I always have a problem keeping the dough in the fridge! It just seems to disappear bit by bit! And, I live by myself! LOL Love that cookie dough!!!

  18. posted by Kristin K on July 8, 2015

    Why the heck not?! Through everything you can find into the cookie! I remember one Thanksgiving where we didn’t have a lot, so for the stuffing – aside from the bread – we through in mushrooms, apples, bananas, green peppers….you name it!!! LOL

    • posted by YogurtHydro on July 22, 2015

      That sounds interesting…how did it taste?

  19. posted by Ardiansyah on July 10, 2015


  20. posted by marcy baldock on July 15, 2015

    Looks yummy!

  21. posted by Sarh S on August 3, 2015

    These look delicious!

  22. posted by alicia szemon on November 27, 2015

    i love all and any cookie! i want these!

  23. posted by clojo9372 on March 5, 2016

    This recipe looks so good, but I am afraid to make it. Cookies set me off. I have one, but then have to have two, then three, etc. I could eat like 20 at one sitting! It’s terrible… lol. I have such poor cookie will power. hahaha


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