A few weekends ago, we hosted a backyard birthday party for Little J’s 4th birthday. He’s never been a big fan of cake – except for the frosting – so I let him choose what kind of dessert we would have at the party.

He chose cookies – an excellent choice for feeding a crowd with minimal mess!

I made seven dozen cookies with dough leftover to make at least three dozen more. You could say I went a little cookie crazy, but I wanted to have a variety for people to choose from and two of these recipes make a LOT of cookies!

First up, Sprinkle Cookies!

This made the smallest batch – about two dozen cookies, depending on how big you make them! These weren’t the kind Little J requested, but they ended up being his favorite! They basically taste like sugar cookies with sprinkles in them and they are VERY easy to make!

Next up, Oatmeal Craisin Cookies!

I made these as the “healthy” option! They came out a little flatter than I thought they would, but they were delicious! The recipe is for Oatmeal Raisin, but I did craisins and you could do anything – chocolate chips, nuts, etc.! This recipe makes three to four dozen.

Lastly, my favorite – Monster Cookies!

I’ve made this recipe many times because it is SO good! My friend Mindee hit a home run with this recipe! It is extra wonderful because it makes SO much dough AND it is easy to freeze and use later! I did not use the corn syrup in the recipe this time and they were just as good!

For the party, we put a candle in a sprinkle cookie…

Sang to the birthday boy…

And enjoyed some yummy cookies with much less mess than cake!

One happy birthday boy!

Now I want to make lots of cookies, especially my grandma’s chocolate chip cookie recipe! I’ll just send them with The Hubby to share with the other residents so I don’t gain a million pounds eating them all!

What is your favorite cookie recipe?


I’m linking up with Tasty Tuesday and Women Living Well Wednesday!