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Happy Post: Cookies

Happy post with Cookies Theme, cookie stacks

Cookies= Happy, yes? Recently I saw a movie simply titled Happy at the Mountain Film festival in Telluride. Can you say the word happy without smiling? Go ahead and try it. I bet a grin will grace your lips. This movie was very important. It focused on finding universal truths. Wonderful things that make us embrace life, giggle and grin. This sweet film took home many awards, not surprising really. My cookie post is the first in a series that will cover stuff that makes me happy. Happiness is catching – my goal is to spread joy and I hope you have fun joining me on this ride.

It is freeing to be happy isn’t it?

First up in my happy series is Cookies. They make me grin. Especially healthy ones that taste amazing.ย Raise your hand if youย don’t like these baked goodies….

Let’s start with breakfast.ย Gluten Freeย Lemon Ricotta Breakfast Cookies always brighten our day.

Healthy lemon cookie stack with oat, corn flour and frosting.

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are great for when you have to dash out the door. Also enjoyed while relaxing with a big cup of steamy coffee or cold milk.

Breakfast Cookies recipe: Gluten Free Apples and Oats

I bet each and everyone of you has some kind of crumbly cookie you adore. Whether it is a favorite one your grandmother or mom used to make. Or one in which you devour the dough before you set ’em in the oven. I bet you can find some sort of cookie that makes you smile.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies have the added bonus of a frosting tucked in the middle.

Whoopie pies with fresh strawberries on a blue fancy plate.

Cranberry Pumpkin Ricotta Cookies are great all year round. The time is always right for pumpkin over here!

Holiday oat cookies for Thanksgiving & Christmas

Skinny Chocolate Drop Cookies are super fun. They have a secret ingredient. What is that you ask? The dough is made from Ezekiel bread crumbs.

Healthy chocolate cookies on MarlaMeridith.com food blog.

For those of you who are on a raw food diet, or you don’t want that oven on this summer here are some of our favorite no bake cookies. Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Healthy date sweetened chocolate heart cookies for Valentine's Day

Cream cheese adds a nice flavor & texture twist to these Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies.

Homemade Christmas cookies with reindeer teapot

What is your favorite type of cookie? Do you like them fresh out of the oven? Do you love to indulge in the dough?

Does eating cookies make you smile?

Cookie Recipe Links

~ Marla Meridith

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37 thoughts on “Happy Post: Cookies

  1. I love all kinds of cookies!! Last night at a BBQ a couple brought cookies from The Fresh Market. It was a white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookie, delicious. Of course chocolate chip is probably my favorite and I like those big and chewy with a little crisp.

  2. Cookies make me happy! That is a wonderful collection of recipes. I particularly like the Whoopie Pies (a double quantity of goodness).



    1. “A double quantity of goodness” love that! In one sweet little cookie. I gotta make those whoopie pies again soon. Must go dash over to your gorgeous blog now….been missing your posts as you have hopefully been enjoying your vacation.

    1. Thanks Maris, I am actually smiling BIG as I read your comment. “Too Happy?!” agreed….granted not sure there is such a thing as too happy. xo

  3. These all make me Happy – thank you so much! The lemon/ricotta ones, especially, as I have a good friend who needs fun gluten-free recipes! And I am so glad to know how good Happy, the movie, was! Looking forward to our trip to Dolores/Telluride later this summer! Nice to escape the Tucson heat! Best, David

    1. Sue, that is so cool! “Liberating” is an awesome way to describe being happy. Finding happiness in the teeniest, tiniest things in life that sets us free. Hope you are having an amazing weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ok I was totally drooling in this post! I forgot about some of these and thanks for the relinking!

    The oatmeal cran ones…I love making nobake oatmeal raisin cookies and I would LOVE your cran version. And also the Choc PB no bake ones..yum!

    See, I am all about anything I dont have to turn the oven on for AND that I can make with my 1 beloved appliance, you guessed it, the Vita. I dont even own a kitchen aid stand mixer but that’s what I wanna get next ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you so much for the linky love…I’m honored to be in the company of all those other ladies’ great cookie recipes! Including all yours!


  5. Cookies, a cup of hot coffee and friends = happiness
    What a wonderful collection of yummy. When I bake cookies
    With Stevia the yummy doesn’t end up on my bummy!
    Love your photos. Keep those cookies coming!

    1. Hilarious Angie! “Yummy doesn’t and up on my bummy!” That my friend is my new tagline for this blog. Gonna tweet now….

  6. I have to say, your site always makes me happy.

    So many great cookies. I love any kind of shortbread cookie, oatmeal cookie or lemon cookie.

    1. Aggie, I love shortbread too. When I was a kid I used to crave those giant tins of butter/shortbread cookies. There were like 12 different shapes. Each one addictive, especially the ones with the coarse sugar on top. Love your happy blog too!

  7. what a delicious array of cookies. each and every one looks amazing.
    my favorite cookie is the one hot straight from the oven. never have enough patience to wait until the cool down.

  8. Fresh out of the oven cookies are the best! But I never make them. I might have to try your apple oatmeal ones. They look great and I won’t feel guilty after snacking on one!

  9. I have to tell you a confession here. I’m a sweetaholic. I love sweets! But I also love to feel good. So finding recipes that answers my sweet-tooth, but also keep me healthy? That is one definite way to stay happy! Great post, Marla!

  10. Great post Marla! I must see that movie!
    And cookies definitely = happiness in my book. Nothing like a nice warm cookie out of the oven. Or the smell of them baking in the oven. Cookies have a special place in my heart too because my littles ones love to help me in the kitchen and our favorite thing to make is cookies. Thanks for the smile Marla!

    1. Heather it is soooo fun when our kids can help us in the kitchen. Cookies are so easy too as the method is simple. Nothing can really mess ’em up. The biggest bonus is eating them during & after baking ๐Ÿ™‚ My kids are all about licking all the spoons from the batter.

  11. What a beautiful post, Marla! You are such a sweet person and it really shines through in your blog. This happy post definitely brought a huge smile to my face!

  12. I am enjoying reading your recipes. I really like your idea for no-bake cookies during the summer. Yes, cookies make me and my family smile.