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Hurricane Cookies

Hurricane Cookies are a chewy cookie baked from on hand ingredients such as; rolled oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, cranraisins, sunflower seeds,and macadamia nuts.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Sweets
Servings: 4 dozen
Author: Ellen


  • 4 TBS butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup cranraisins
  • 3/4 cup macadamia nuts (chopped)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds


  • In a large bowl add the butter, peanut butter, and sugars; cream together
  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat until well blended
  • In another bowl mix together the flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder
  • Alternating with the milk, mix in the dry ingredients to the dough a little at a time until all is mixed together
  • Stir in the vanilla and almond extract
  • Add the cranraisins, nuts, chocolate chips and chunks, and sunflower seeds
  • Stir until all is mixed in well together - your dough will be soft (almost runny)
  • Cover and set in fridge for 2 hours and up to overnight to chill
  • When ready to bake remove from fridge and heat the oven to 375 degrees
  • On an ungreased cookie sheet drop your cookie dough 2 inches apart
  • Flatten with a fork, like you do peanut butter cookies
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 2 minutes
  • Remove and cool on a cooling rack
  • Enjoy your hurricane cookies with a nice glass of cold milk