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Top 10 Cookie Recipes That Pair Perfectly With Milk

Plus, A Recipe For My Family's Favourite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Does this ever happen to you? The kids are finally in bed and surprisingly they are all asleep, the kitchen has been cleaned by some sort of kitchen fairy miracle, and there is nothing on your to-do list that can’t wait until tomorrow. So you sit on the couch, turn on the tv and get ready for a quiet evening that consists of you and your favourite shows. Except you want need’re craving something sweet or maybe salty but you just can’t put your finger on what.

So how do you decide? Well, there’s a game for that!

Walmart and The Strategic Milk Alliance have partnered to bring us the Mindset Predictor — a fun way to help you decide what you’re craving when you just can’t decide on your own.

Why milk? Because whether you’re craving pizza or a sandwich, peanut butter or chocolate cake, it all goes perfectly with a glass of milk.

I almost always have trouble deciding what I’m craving, so when I had one of the nights like the one above, (except I left my dishes “soaking” and ignored my to-do list) I played the game and here were my results:

Cookies, of course! But not just any old cookie, the yummy, homemade kind. So if you’re like me and are craving cookies (go play the game and see!), here’s my list of the Top 10 Cookie Recipes That Pair Perfectly With Milk including an easy recipe for my family’s FAVOURITE Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

1. Disney Frozen Sven Cookies

These cookies are a new favourite in my house and if you also have a Frozen-frenzied child living in your house, you know why!

2. Cake Batter Cookie Bars

My kids love these go-to cookies when I forget to buy “treats” for their school lunches. I always keep a box of cake batter in the pantry and these are so easy, I whip them up before school/work.

3. My Grandma’s Whipped Shortbread

What more do you need to know except Grandma + Shortbread = pure deliciousness (and whipped = way easier than rolling and cutting).

4. Oreo Brownie Cake Bars

While this is a bit more like cake, it’s made with chocolate chip cookie batter AND Oreos, so it’s your favourite cookies baked with brownie batter into a yummy cake/cookie combo!

5. Candy Cane Chocolate Truffle Cookies

I make these every single Christmas and they are perfect for cookie exchanges. But my family loves them so much I sometimes make them in the middle of the summer, just without the candy cane topping!

6. Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

These are totally traditional, so there will be no surprises when you make this recipe!

7. Cinnamon Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookies

I though my kids would revolt the first time I made these treats instead of regular Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies but they quickly became part of the lunchbox rotation.

8. Healthier Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This delicious, wholesome cookie is dietician-approved and made with whole wheat flour!

9. Breakfast Cookies

Another healthy choice! I make these for breakfast for my kids and they think I’m the best mom ever. I love that they love them because I know that there are lots of healthy breakfast foods combined together to make this yummy cookie.

10. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (see recipe below)

These are so delicious and a family favourite! I often make them for dessert when we have big family meals instead of something big and heavy.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal (the 1-minute or 5-minute kind)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  Pre-heat oven to 375F.

  Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Set aside.

  In food processor or blender, blend oatmeal until there are no large flakes left.

  In a separate bowl mix together flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda.

  Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until combined.

  Add chocolate chips and stir until combined.

  Roll cookies into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper approximately 2-inches apart.

  Bake for 7-8 minutes.

  Let cool on pan 1-2 minutes then carefully remove and allow to cool completely on rack.

  Serve with milk and enjoy!

Yield: Approximately 60 cookies

Cravings can mess with your mind. If you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for, I dare you to try the Mindset Predictor. This fun test can predict what you’re craving and is eerily accurate every time. Will it be able to guess what you're craving?

Take the test now to find out!