These cookie sticks are SO easy and SO delicious! They’re a fun alternative to regular chocolate chip cookies for those days you want something just a little different.
Did everyone have a wonderful Christmas? I certainly hope so! It’s such a wonderful time of the year!!
I have seen recipes for various types of cookie sticks about a million times, but I have never made them myself, until now. So, with the kids home this week we thought we would give them a try.
Okay, okay we made two batches. The first batch started to disappear very quickly. So a second batch was a must.
I must say, they’re a fun alternative to the classic chocolate chip cookie. I like the simplicity of cookie sticks and everyone seems to find their own way to eat them. Whether you like to dunk them in your favorite beverage, or eat them just the way they are – they’re just plain old yummy!
I still truly believe it is the simple, well done, recipes that make most people happy.
So round up the kids, or whoever is around and make some cookie sticks!
Cookie stick recipes almost always start with oil instead of butter to give the cookie a different consistency. That’s intentional.
For those of you that aren’t already aware, a cookie stick and an overbaked cookie are NOT the same thing.
Now let’s talk chips. I used Holiday Chips (Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels with Red & Green Colored Morsels) because it’s that time of year, and most importantly I had a bag leftover from my usual holiday baking.
I experimented with how I positioned the chips, which I almost never do. Without a doubt I prefer the chips pointing up like I did, in whatever pattern you prefer.
Why? It makes a huge difference in how the how the cookie sticks look overall, and it also gives you a nice distribution of the chips.
Enjoy your cookie sticks!
Holiday Chip Cookie Sticks
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl stir together the oil, sugars, egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and stir until just combined. Divide dough in half.
2. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, or greased cookie sheet, shape each portion into a 15-in. x 3-in. rectangle about 3 inches apart.
3. Sprinkle or arrange chocolate chips over dough; press lightly into dough.
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes. Cut with a serrated knife into strips; remove to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 3 dozen.
* Just a quick note: If you decide to make a double batch you only need one bag of chips. You will need roughly half a bag of chocolate chips per batch. Don’t worry about being too exact on the ounces.