Cookie Sticks

chocolate chip cookieThe grocery store is my nemesis.  We are locked in an eternal battle for power, and let me tell you, the grocery store is winning.

Sometimes it wins by selling me things I don’t really want.  Like candy and potato chips.  Frequently it wins by making me forget what I went in for, and thus making me return for a second trip on the same day.  This is one of the grocery stores favorite tricks, actually.  This week it used a different tactic, just to mix it up and keep me on my toes.  This week, it made me purchase the entirely wrong product altogether.

Yep.  Went in for all purpose flour, came out with bread flour.

Don’t blame me.  The store made me do it.

Not that it’s that big a deal… you can still make these cute cookie sticks with bread flour, if you want. Or not.  Whatev.

I remember seeing these cookie sticks on Cookies and Cups a while ago.  My life was forever changed.  Simply changing the shape of your cookie is life altering.

Well, it’s life altering for the milk-dunking people.  I think you know how I feel about milk. {*cough*cough*gag*}

cookies for dunking

Shelly used m&m’s in her cookie sticks, but I went with some classic chocolate chip.  I used one 4-oz bar of dark chocolate, chopped into little chunks, and half a bag of white chocolate chips.  I also used my daughters adorable mini rolling pin to get my big blob of cookie dough nice and even.

Yes, I know it’s a toy.  Parents get to have fun, too.

Oh, and speaking of parenting fun, these cookies provided me with a double fun and totally unintentional parenting win.  The other day, I banned my 14 year old from milk.  BANNED.  Because Every. Single. Time. he uses the milk, he leaves it out.  With the lid off.

cookies and milk

I’ve tried begging, reminding, yelling, bribing, embarrassing, jumping up and down, even talking about sex, to no avail.  My teenager is still completely incapable of putting the milk back in the fridge.  So he’s banned.  For how long?  Until I say so, that’s how long.

When I presented these cookie sticks that were literally made for dunking in milk, the 14yo “Fruitarian” turned into a whining, begging, and quivering pile of goo in front of my eyes.  Oh, sweet torture!  Parenting WIN.

Because, so help me, I am not going back to the grocery store for more milk.

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Cookie Sticks
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A chocolate chip cookie in a shape perfect for dunking in milk.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3-4 dozen
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 6 oz. white chocolate chips
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  3. Add chocolate and white chocolate chips, and mix just until evenly incorporated.
  4. Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap and chill for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Place a large amount of dough onto a baking sheet and flatten using a rolling pin, if necessary. Dough should be about 5-6 inches wide, and can be as long as the baking sheet, and about ¼" thick.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes, until lightly browned.
  7. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then slice into sticks using a pizza cutter or sharp knife.

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

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Cookie Sticks N Dip from The Decorated Cookie (guest post on Bean Town Baker)

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12 thoughts on “Cookie Sticks

  1. Lisa

    Are you kidding me? This has been that easy all this time? Why didn’t we think of this before? Cookie sticks…genius! Thanks so much for the idea and the recipe sounds yummy. Will be making for my kids snack/dessert today. Ok so what’s left over after I (taste) test the ease of dunking process. Wink-wink.

  2. kitchenriffs

    I don’t have too much of a problem with my grocery store as long as I go to my regular one – I know exactly where everything is, so I can shop on auto pilot. Go to a different store? I’m lost! And I start seeing all sorts of stuff that I really don’t want, but calls out to me to be bought. Anyway, the idea of cookies sticks is new to me. Love it! Good post – thanks.

  3. Diane Balch

    The grocery store tells me to buy all the candy and bad store bought cakes from my youth. I can’t stand the battle. Thanks for sharing your recipe on foodie friday. Hope to see you back next week.

  4. Becky

    Jen, you’re such a great writer! I love these cookie sticks. Heck, I might not, but you made me fall in love with them. I love that you threatened your son with talking about sex. Thanks for sharing these tasty treats at Foodtastic Friday. I hope you come back again!

  5. Mollie Busby

    I love the look and feel of your site! What fun—and the recipes look amazing… I’ll def. be trying a few here. Do you do any gluten free options ever? I have a lot of gluten free friends who I’d like to cook for 🙂

  6. Kim

    Okay, this is brilliant! My kids love to dunk chocolate chip cookies in milk, but are constantly whining about how the cookies don’t fit into their cups. What a perfect solution!

    You have far too many great recipes on here….Count me in as one of your newest followers! Gotta love SITS for bringing people together.


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