Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! To celebrate, let’s talk cookies.
My family is full of cookie lovers. One son will only eat chocolate chip cookies but another son won’t eat chocolate. So to keep everyone happy I mix up 1 batch of dough and end up with 3 types of cookies – without exerting any more effort. But they don’t need to know that. Remember the Rice Krispy commercial where the mom was in the kitchen whipping up a batch of Rice Krispy treats, but to keep the family impressed throws flour on herself? Yeah, it’s like that.
Start with the best chocolate chip recipe ever! Seriously, I sucked at making chocolate chip cookies until Dana’s recipe came into my life. It makes a ton of cookies and is the perfect recipe for getting 3 for the price of 1. It makes 6 dz cookies, so after splitting it into 3, I still wind up with 2 dz of 3 types of cookies!
After I’ve mixed up the dough and before I add the chocolate chips, I separate it into 1/3rds and add different ingredients to create different cookies. It really doesn’t take any longer than making one batch of cookies, and I enjoy the variety without any extra work.
For my chocolate lover, I add milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips, just like Dana’s recipe. The full recipe calls for a bag of milk chocolate and a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, so I scale that down and just add a handful or so of each. Just eyeball it until it looks right.
And for my chocolate hater, I add raspberry baking tidbits and white chocolate chips. My mother-in-law keeps us stocked with raspberry tidbits, which look like kibble to me, but taste good.
And my husband’s favorite, butter pecan. I found this butter pecan mix at a local Amish store, but you could throw together your own. It’s made up of butterscotch drops, chopped pecans, and white chocolate chips and makes delicious cookies.
The next time you’re asked to bring cookies, make a couple different kinds and be every ones hero!
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