The Everything Bagel Cookie recipe might just be one of the most unique cookie recipes I've ever made. Not only are these cookies made with a homemade twist on the Everything but the Bagel seasoning mix, they're also everything you want in a cookie, including chocolate!
I love Everything Bagels, and I wanted to somehow work them into a sweet cookie -- to enjoy this delicious seasoning blend in a different, but equally tasty way.
You might be thinking The Everything Bagel Cookie recipe is similar to a Kitchen Sink Cookie recipe. You know, the cookies you throw everything into (M & M's, oats, raisins, nuts, etc.)?
Think the Everything Bagel in the form of a cookie, BUT . . . .
Think the Everything Bagel without the garlic and onion.
Think Everything Bagel without the garlic and onion meets a chocolate chip cookie.
If you're skeptical, I get it -- so was I. Don't be. Trust me.
The first time I made these, when I pulled them out of the oven, I thought either they'd be brilliant -- or -- they'd be too weird (for lack of a better word).
Fortunately, they were brilliant, and I loved them. I mean, really, really loved them. They're definitely one of the most unique cookie recipes I've made -- and one of the best!
Now they're one of my go-to fun cookies.
What's is an Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Mix
Unlike curry blends, which seem to have dozens of variations -- the Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Mix doesn't vary too much from recipe to recipe, or bagel to bagel.
Typically the Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix includes: poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion, garlic and salt. I've also had many Everything bagels that include caraway seeds.
My Everything Bagel Cookie Mix includes:
- poppy seeds
- sesame seeds
- brown sugar
I left out the onion and garlic, and added chocolate and brown sugar. (Not a bad trade!)
You can use black or white sesame seeds.
What are the other ingredients?
- olive oil
- brown sugar
- all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt
- semisweet chocolate
And when I say, "they're everything you want in a cookie," it's because they're sweet, salty, chewy, crisp, and so-over-the-top delicious!
I really hope you try my Everything Bagel Cooke recipe and love it!
The Everything Bagel Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1½ cups golden brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 large egg, lightly blended
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup hazelnuts, toasted, peeled, finely chopped
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
For the coating
- 2½ tablespoons poppy seeds
- 2½ tablespoons black or white sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoon Fleur de Sel (or other salt)
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons golden brown sugar
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Make the batter.Add the olive oil, sugar, vanilla, salt and egg to a large mixing bowl. Mix everything together until it's smooth. Add the flour and baking soda and mix just until you no longer still see dry spots. (Do not over mix!) Fold in the hazelnuts and chocolate chunks or chips.
- Shape the cookies. Shape the cookie dough into balls, about 1 generous tablespoon each. Place them on the parchment-lined baking sheet as you go. (They can be close together and should all fit on one sheet.) Set aside.
For the coating
- Make the Everything mix. Add the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, salt and sugar to a small bowl. Mix until everything is evenly blended.
- Coat cookies with the Everything mix. Now roll each prepared ball of dough into this mixture, coating it on all sides -- you don't want to see the dough when you're done. As you coat them, place each one back onto the same parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Refrigerate. Wrap the baking sheet tightly in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, and ideally overnight.
- Set the oven and prepare another baking sheet. Then preheat the oven to 350°F, and line another baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake. Once the oven is preheated, remove the other baking sheet from the refrigerator. With about 2-inches between them, add the coated dough balls to the new parchment-lined baking sheet.Bake in the preheated 350°F oven just until the cookies are no longer doughy and edges are slightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Repeat until you've baked all of the cookies.
- Cool. Let them sit on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes, then let them cool on a baking rack.
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What an incredibly fun idea! Maybe you should have shaped them like little bagels, too! 🙂 xo
Excellent idea, David! xo
Many desserts during the holiday are just too sweet. The Everything Cookie sounds like the perfect antidote to all the over indulgence!
I'm thinking it's the perfect antidote to everything! 😉
Go ahead and throw in a little garlic and onion. GREG
Don't think I didn't think about it. 😉 xo
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
I agree with Greg!
Dorothy, all great minds think alike! 🙂 xo
These sound fantastic! I also agree with Greg 😉
Wow! Okay, maybe I try it next time. 🙂
Alina | Cooking Journey Blog
Everything good mixed in the cookie, love the idea!
This is such a great idea! I am totally obsessed with everything bagel seasoning!
I hope you try these Tayler! You might just love them!
I gotta admit, you win the prize for most unique recipe! I love the everything bagel flavor!
Why thank you! I'll take the win. 😉 I hope you try them and are surprise at how yummy they are.
Love the mixture of the seasoning!
David @ Spiced
Interesting! You're right in saying that my gut instinct is to be a little skeptical. Everything bagel seasonings plus chocolate chip cookies? Sounds a little odd. But I trust you, Valentina, and if you say these are good, then I need to try them myself! I do love everything bagels, and who can say no to a good chocolate chip cookie!? Very fun recipe idea!
Thanks for trusting me, David. 😀 I hope you like them! 🙂 ~Valentina
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Wow! What a unique idea. I'm glad you left the garlic and onion out...that just doesn't sound right in a sweet dish. What a fun way to experiment in the kitchen and even more fun when they turn out fabulous! 🙂
Thanks so much, Kathy! Yes, happy they're sans garlic and onion. 🙂 ~Valentina
I am intrigued by this flavor combo, Valentina! I do love savory / sweet combinations, so I'm sure I'd love these.
Thank you, Marissa! 🙂 ~Valentina
A brilliant combination of flavors and a fine contrast in sweet and savory. I also think they would make a fun mimi bagel.
They would be cute little mini bagels. 🙂 Thanks, Ron! 🙂 ~Valentina
David Scott Allen
I know I commented in 2014, but think of all the other seeds that you could add to the topping! Millet, chia, barrel cactus... the sky is the limit! And you had me at: “without the garlic and onion.” Even before I was allergic to garlic, I found granulated garlic to be the vilest of flavors! Yet I loved fresh garlic. I find the granulated tastes metallic and leaves a bad aftertaste.
David, you're very kind to revisit my recipes that I'm placing up front again. I appreciate it. Do you know, I seriously think of you when I create a recipe and don't add garlic? I think, "oh, David will like this one." Really. 😀 ~Valentina
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
I seriously love the idea of an everything cookie, Valentina! Those seeds must add such a lovely texture and flavour! Would love to give these a go and I'm sure hubby would enjoy them too! Can't wait to try 🙂 Have a wonderful week ahead!
Thanks, Dawn. Hope you both love them! 🙂 ~Valentina
LOL, I was a bit worried that these cookies had garlic and onion! But instead, they're delicious and unique instead of crazy 😉
Ha! Thanks, Liz! 🙂 ~Valentina
Jeff the Chef
I have to say, this is really, really clever. Everything bagles are one of the very few foods that I won't eat. Can't say why, it just seems wrong to me. So I'm not sure what I think of the same thing in a cookie, but who knows? Maybe in a sweet context, I'd find myself liking it!
You never know. 😉 Thanks for checking them out, Jeff. 🙂 ~Valentina
John / Kitchen Riffs
This is SO cool -- really creative recipe. Fun stuff -- thanks.
Thanks, John! 😀 ~Valentina