Midnight Munchies: Lemonade Cookies

Midnight Munchies: Lemonade Cookies



I have a confession:  I am a midnight snacker.  I have been known to feast on turkey sandwiches, cookies, cereal, milk, and various other snacks late at night.  Come on, admit it!  I know that you do this too!

To protect against famishing in my sleep, I try to keep some one-bite power snacks in my mini-fridge at school.  One late night as I was eating some homemade Larabar bites, I came up with this recipe for lemonade cookies; I baked them the very next morning. They are a little tangy, but the banana gives a nice sweetness as well.

I didn’t have any measuring spoons, so I am not sure of the exact amount of Kool-Aid that I used.  I do know that it was a negligible amount–straight Kool-Aid mix is potent!  I suggest starting with very little, tasting your batter and adding more based on how lemon-y you want your cookies.  If you don’t know what to do with the leftover mix, try sprinkling some into vanilla yogurt or your next bowl of overnight oatmeal (or just make more cookies).


Lemonade Midnight Bites


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemonade flavored drink mix


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mash banana
  • Stir in oatmeal
  • Sprinkle in drink mix and stir well
  • Place by spoonful onto lightly greased cooking sheet
  • Bake for 8 minutes (they are done when you can gently press the center and they spring back)
  • Let cool, eat, and enjoy!

What are your favorite late-night snacks?

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