Tag: Creative Cookies

Vegan Key Lime Pie Cookie Bites

These Vegan Key Lime Pie Cookie Bites have a creamy, silky texture and a vibrant flavor you are going to absolutely love. The surprise ingredient in them is firm tofu! You puree it in a food processor. As a result, this creative cookie is packed with protein. The cookies also have vegan cream cheese and a pudding mix in them, adding to their richness. Honey provides a boost to the sweetness. So between the honey and the tofu, these, these vegan key lime pie cookie bites are a healthy alternative to typical cookies, as well as typical key lime pie!

Make these today! You’ll get your hands dirty, rolling the chilled “filling” to shape them, but will totally be worth it. You will roll them again, this time in crushed graham crackers that have been toasted with coconut oil.

Trust me, these lil’ treats will be a hit with ALL your friends and family, whether they are vegan or not.

Healthy Cookie Contest

This is an example of cookie one could enter in the UnitedHealthcare “Healthy Cookie Contest” at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair. Learn more about the 2023 special contests here.



Giant Peanutty Banana Cookie

Go big or go home and bake this Giant Peanutty Banana Cookie! Make an impression with this oversized double chocolate cookie and its delicious toppings: a peanut butter-meets cream cheese layer, peanuts, and chopped candy bar. You finish it with banana slices and a chocolate drizzle.

Toppings on Giant Peanutty Banana Cookie

Not only is this a show-stopper in it’s appearance, the creative cookie is also mouth-wateringly delicious! Are there are dozens of ways you change it up and make it  your own.

Step by Step

It starts simple with an easy dough you spread in a greased 15-inch pan. We used a large non-stick pizza pan, which worked great.

Giant Peanutty Banana Cookie - Base Layer

Once assembled, the base of this Giant Peanutty Banana Cookie bakes in 20 minutes. Then the only hard part is waiting for it to cool. After the toppings are on you have a giant size dessert that will wow anyone who sees and tastes it. You could even call it a “chocolate-peanut butter banana pizza.”

Blue Ribbon Winning Cookie at Carolina Classic Fair

Congratulations to Jennifer Smith who came up with this winner!

Jennifer won first place at the 2015 Carolina Classic Fair (formerly Dixie Classic) with this Giant Peanutty Banana Cookie. It’s another all-time favorite from our archives.

You are going to absolutely love this cookie! And if you’re looking for more recipes with the chocolate-banana flavor combination, don’t miss this blue ribbon winning – and super creative – banana bread recipe.




Coconut Cream Cookie Cups

You will be completely delighted with these easy and delicious Coconut Cream Cookie Cups. They have just three ingredients in the cookie dough (flour, sugar and butter) and four more in the filling, plus garnishes. We made them with a variety of toppings, including coconut, walnuts and macadamias. We tried a couple different sizes. The minis were adorable.

Mini Coconut Cream Cookie Cups

From our very first trial run, we simply loved the “just slightly sweet” cookie cup contrasted with the rich, creamy and sweet filling. With the first bite, you will be wowed.

You make the cups a bit thick, so they’re sturdy enough to hold a good size portion of the filling.

Cream cheese, whipped topping, powdered sugar, and coconut extract make up the filling.

Toasted coconut tops off the cookie and makes these coconut cream cookie cups a show stopper!

1 solo Coconut Cream Cookie Cup

Award-Winning Cookie!

Deb Gruber at the Great Allentown Fair won with these cookie cups back in 2013. If you follow this recipe, you will have a winning sweet treat on your hands too! And in your belly. They are 100% a crowd pleaser!

Deb originally titled her entry “Hawaiian Delights.” Coconut alone can give any recipe a tropical flair. If that’s a theme you love, be sure to try THIS epic pie sometime. Happy baking to you!