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Triple Chocolate Chunk Oreo Cookies

A recipe for a chocolate cookie with chunks of semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and Oreo cookies.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a chocolate lovers dream come true!I normally try not to make chocolate cookies twice in a row.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a confessed chocoholic and would be happy to make all my cookies super chocolatey.  I guess I also believe in moderation and variety and making my family members happy and crap like that too.  I’m not always happy about it, but I cut the chocolate with other stuff.

But not today.  I’ve been wanting to make Maria’s Triple Chocolate cookies for some time now, and this week my patience ran out.

When I was a teenager I had a job at a malt shop.  We had dozens of different flavors of shakes, and making these shakes was the bulk of my job.  My favorite was one called “Chocolate Lovers.”  It involved chocolate ice cream mixed with chocolate syrup, chocolate chips and Oreo cookies.  I found that most people thought the flavor was too rich, too chocolatey.  I thought they were nuts!  I’ve never found anything to be too chocolatey.  I ate this shake regularly, back when I had the metabolism to handle it.  Trolling through TP&TP and coming across this particular cookie took me right back to that malt shop, and that particularly rich shake.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a chocolate lovers dream come true!I should start by telling you that I did have one little problem with this cookie.  It calls for dutch process cocoa.  I really have nothing against dutch process or dark cocoa (in fact I looooooove these Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies!) but this one just felt better with regular old cocoa powder to me.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a chocolate lovers dream come true!

The big surprise (well, not that big a surprise, when you think about it!) was how amazing the dough tasted.  It is literally one of the best doughs I have ever eaten, and that is saying a lot.  Have you tried the Soft Sugar Cookie dough yet?  It’s one of the few that can compete.  I was really tempted to just get a spoon and eat the dough, and skip the baking altogether.  I had visions of chilled dough mixed into my ice cream.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a chocolate lovers dream come true!

Another bonus about this recipe is what a big batch it makes. I made them for my niece for her birthday, (I just can’t say no to a girl who wants chocolate-chocolate-chocolate cookies!) and I was so happy that after I stuffed her cookie box as full as I could get it, there were still lots of cookies left. It’s a good day when there are LEFTOVER triple chocolate cookies.

These cookies look and taste super yummy.  They store really easily, too. And if you don’t have a niece to share them with, you might be lucky enough to keep the whole batch to yourself!

 

Triple Chocolate Chunk Oreo Cookies
 
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A super chocolatey cookie with big chunks of chocolate and Oreos.
Serves: 5 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup + 2 T. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup Oreo cookies, cut into chunks
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients, and add to the mixture, mixing only until incorporated.
  3. Add in chocolate, white chocolate, and cookie pieces, and mix gently.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Allow to sit on baking sheet for 2-4 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

 

Frosting Stuffed Cookies

frosting-stuffed-cookiesA word about my life… it’s crazy.  And getting crazier all the time.

Between The Lizard’s graduation, The Fruitarian’s new job, the upcoming big family vacation, The Hippie Chick’s heavily planned social life, my new job, and Robb’s extensive traveling, I’m sometimes amazed we have time to sleep, let alone bake cookies.

But, when you do finally get some cookies made, everyone is just so happy to have them.

Today, it’s the first Monday in June, which means it’s time for the Cookie of the Month. This month we are all making cookies with frosting. It can be tough to come up with new good ideas for frosted cookies. I mean, I already did this one, and this one, and let’s not forget this one.

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Ultimately, I decided to put the frosting inside the cookie, just to be different.

Also, because I stole it from Shelley at Cookies and Cups. I’m not really as unique as I’d like everyone to think. True story.

Of course, Shelley’s cookies were all fat and mine are all flat, and that’s because I made frosting with butter while she used shortening. Also, mine are chocolate, which doesn’t make any difference to the texture of the frosting, I just like chocolate.

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My friends have awesome ideas for frosted cookies too! Check these out:

Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Oatmeal Maple Cream Pies from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Frosting Stuffed Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Twix Cookies from Kelli’s Kitchen
Oreo Whoopie Pies from Tastes of Lizzy T
Strawberry Buttercream Sugar Cookies from 365 Day of Baking and More

 

Frosting Stuffed Cookies
 
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Large chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocolate frosting.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 18
Ingredients
FROSTING:
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons mik
COOKIES:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. FOR FROSTING: Place butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk in a bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat until smooth. (The frosting should be kind of thick.)
  2. Place very small spoonfuls of frosting on a lined baking sheet. (I used a small cookie scoop and split each scoop into two frosting balls.) Freeze for about an hour.
  3. FOR COOKIES: Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add salt and baking soda and mix well. Add flour and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. (Dough should be kind of thick.)
  5. Wrap dough around frozen frosting to form large (2-inch) balls. Bake at 350F for 14-17 minutes. Let sit on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

 

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cake

The recipe for this buttermilk chocolate chip cake is a family favorite that stands the test of time. You’ll love this chocolate chip cake with ice cream, or just topped with whipped cream and fresh berries!

chocolate-chip-cakeI don’t want to date myself, but I can’t tell you this story without telling you that The Lizard (our oldest son) is graduating from high school next week.

I honestly don’t feel old enough to have an 18 year old. Maybe it’s just that I don’t feel smart enough to handle the situations and heavy life choices that are going on for him right now.

I don’t even feel old enough to handle my own life choices most days.

The Lizard likes just about everything, so when I ask him what kind of birthday cake he wants, I never know what answer I’m going to get. A couple years ago, he asked for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, which ended up being a top contender for the best thing I have ever stuffed in my face.

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This year, he requested “something with berries.”

Uh… “something with berries?” I replied.  “Like a strawberry cake?”

Turns out, he just wanted fresh berries on it somewhere.  Not that I can blame him.  He was probably remembering how awesome his Chocolate Torte was when we added whipped cream and fresh berries to it.

We ended up deciding on a chocolate chip cake, topped with berries.  And I added buttermilk, because, well, you know me.

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The Lizard was thrilled with his cake.

I will say this… I would probably prefer this cake with regular old frosting rather than whipped cream.  If I had it to do over, I would probably use the frosting from this chocolate cake. But cake with fresh berries is never a bad idea!

It might make me feel better about having a graduating senior in my house!

 

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Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cake
 
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A rich, dense chocolate chip cake with whipped cream.
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 12 slices
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 pint whipping cream *(see notes)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • fresh berries *(optional)
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and baking powder and mix well. Add flour and buttermilk alternately, mixing just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Divide batter evenly between two greased and lined 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Let cakes cool before frosting or topping with whipped cream.
  5. Whip cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar and whip to combine. Spread whipped cream between layers of cake, and on top. Top with fresh berries.
Notes
While this cake is pictured with whipped cream, I wish I had used regular frosting instead. The dense richness of the cake is in stark contrast to the light whipped cream. I think the frosting used in this chocolate cake would be a great match. http://jensfavoritecookies.com/2014/09/03/grandmas-chocolate-cake/

 

Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins

These easy chocolate chip muffins use quick oats for great texture, butter for great flavor and chocolate chips to make them over the top delicious!

easy-chocolate-chip-muffinsYou should see the amount of chocolate chips we go through at this house. And butter. It’s obscene.

But seriously? Chocolate chips are SO good.  I’ll put chocolate chips in just about anything. I mean, this blog has a chocolate chip dip, chocolate chip brownies, chocolate chip scones, truffles, cake, blondies, not to mention a bunch of kinds of chocolate chip cookies, and of course, these muffins.

My kids even ask for chocolate chips in their waffles.

Let’s face it. Everything is better with chocolate chips.  It’s worth having a few packages hanging out in the pantry… just in case!

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When it comes to muffins, I am super proud of this Banana Bread Muffin. I added some quick oats to give them some awesome texture. They are dense enough, but not too dense.

I did the same for these Chocolate Chip Muffins. A little bit of quick oats makes for an amazing texture. It makes them just a little fluffier.

I’ll tell you, I was super happy to start my day with these.

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My son, The Fruitarian, even made bets for these muffins. I told him if he won the bet, he could have a warm muffin right out of the oven, rather than waiting for me to photograph them.  That made him happy!

He lost the bet, of course. He apparently hasn’t learned the cardinal rule of betting, which is, never bet against me.  Ha!

He and I both had quite a few of these gorgeous muffins.  I predict they’ll disappear fast at your house too.

Especially if you eat them warm!

 

Also try these!

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Crazy for Crust
Perfect Chocolate Chip Waffles from Mommy Musings
Chocolate Chip Pancake Poppers from Deliciously Yum

Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
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An easy chocolate chip muffin recipe with great texture!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 15-18
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, baking powder, and oats, and mix well.
  3. Add flour and milk alternately, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Prepare a muffin pan by greasing or lining the cups. Fill cups about ¾ full with batter. Bake at 425F for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 350F and bake 15-18 minutes more.

 

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day today!  It might be the greatest food holiday EVER.  At least, it’s the only one I get truly excited about celebrating.

I don’t know how many chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip cookie inspired recipes are on this site. Not sure I can count that high. Let’s just say, it’s a lot.  So today, I’m celebrating by sharing some of my favorites with you.

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Ever tried your chocolate chip cookies on a stick?  You’ll want a cookie pop for each hand!

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The extra brown sugar makes these cookies SO soft and chewy. They have an awesome rich flavor, and of course, taste great with milk!

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Sometimes a girl wants her chocolate chip cookies with a little extra chocolate. Or a lot of extra chocolate.

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These are so creamy and tasty, you won’t even miss the eggs. Trust me.

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We’re huge fans of coconut around here. And coconut tastes awesome with chocolate chips!

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It’s like chocolate chips and peanut butter were made for each other.

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This is our family favorite, and the one that landed me a ribbon at the county fair.

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These super easy cookies are made with condensed milk, and have a texture similar to shortbread. My most popular recipe!

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The fudge layer is gooey stuff, but I’ve never heard anyone complain.

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These are a summertime must, especially if you don’t build fires in your own yard.

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The graham crackers give these cookies a kind of surprising, sweet edge. These are definitely near the top of the favorites list!

chocolate chip banana bread cookies

These taste amazingly similar to banana bread. Except they’re cookies!

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Chocolate chips AND Kit Kat Bars. These chocolate chip cookie bars are heavenly!

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This cookie inspired dip isn’t exactly like eating dough, but it’s darn close!

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Turn this egg-free cookie dough into easy candies! Your family and friends will thank you.

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Who needs frosting? Top these awesome brownies with chocolate chip cookie dough!

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These easy buttermilk drop scones will have you wrapped around their little finger!

Keep your eyes peeled, because there are more chocolate chip cookie – inspired recipes coming up this month!  In the meantime, be sure to stock your pantry with high quality chocolate chips, and find even more chocolate chip recipes on this Chocolate Chip FAVORITES Pinterest board.

And don’t forget to check out this awesome collection of 100 chocolate chip cookie treats!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

chocolate-chip-cookie-pops (6 of 1)You guys, May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. I mean, how can I NOT celebrate that?

It’s basically the Holy Grail of cookie holidays.  (And because I know you’re going to ask, yes, there are other cookie holidays. Like Cookie Day Dec. 4, and Oatmeal Cookie Day March 18, and National Macaron Day May 31, and a few others.)

This year I wanted to make it easy for everyone to get in on the fun, so I put my chocolate chip cookies on a stick.  The kids thought they were really fun, and they were excited to show my creation to their friends and cousins.

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Let me tell you the key to putting a chocolate chip cookie on a stick. You can’t just use any old recipe. The cookie has to be kind of stiff and crunchy in order to hold its shape. This cookie uses powdered sugar to help with that.

They also work best if you roll the dough out kind of thick (about 1/4-inch) and cut circles.

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I know what you’re thinking… isn’t it hard to get the cookie cutter through those chocolate chips?  Why yes, yes it is. How smart of you to notice. In fact, I often found myself digging through the dough to remove an offending chip or two, so I could get the cookie cutter through the dough.

And you may have to finesse those sticks through the dough a little in order to avoid the chips, but this part was not as difficult as I anticipated.

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My favorite thing about this cookie is how dang stinkin’ cute it is. You could hand these out as little gifts or prizes, and everyone would be thrilled!

Or you could eat them yourself and be thrilled alone. I did some of that, too!

 

Celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in style with these awesome recipes!

Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Cookies from Kelli’s Kitchen
Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches from Tastes of Lizzy T
Corn Flake Chocolate Chip Cookies from Bake or Break
Brown Butter Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies from A Cookie Named Desire
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Avocado Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from Posed Perfection

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

A crispy chocolate chip cookie on a stick.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cream shortening, sugar and powdered sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

  2. Add salt and baking powder and mix well. Add flour and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.


  3. Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight.


  4. Roll chilled dough on a well floured surface, to ¼-inch thickness. Cut 2-inch circles (or other shapes).


  5. Push sticks into the circle from the side toward the center. Carefully place cookie and stick on a lined baking sheet. (If desired, you can chill these in the freezer for 2-3 minutes to help them keep their shape.)


  6. Bake at 375F for 13-15 minutes, until edges are sightly brown. Let cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet, then use a pancake turner to carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack. Do not pick up cookies by the stick until they have cooled completely.

Cookie Dough Brownies Recipe

This cookie dough brownies recipe is so easy to make! Use egg-free cookie dough instead of frosting for an interesting and tasty treat!

cookie-dough-brownies Nothing brings the family together like a batch of brownies.

Unless it’s cookie dough.  I don’t think we’ve ever stood as close to one another as when we are all reaching into the bowl of cookie dough at once.  No one wants to be left out of that!

Which is why brownies with cookie dough on them was one of the more brilliant ideas I’ve ever come across.

The kids thought so too. They asked me about 20 times if they could eat the cookie dough brownies, and I had to keep telling them no, because they weren’t quite chilled enough to photograph.

Which didn’t stop me from sneaking pieces of the crust when the kids weren’t looking.

Don’t tell them.

(See related post: One Bowl Brownies)

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Pin this to your Desserts board on Pinterest!

I’m always sort of surprised at those people who don’t like frosting. I mean, I get that some kinds of frosting are really not that great, and more for show than for flavor, but as a general rule, you can’t go wrong with butter and sugar.

If you’re one of those anti-frosting people, this recipe should appeal to you. There’s no need to frost these. Just consider the cookie dough to be the frosting.

The best dang frosting you ever had. Because it tastes just like cookie dough.

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And if you are a pro-frosting person, you can even bump these up a notch by adding a layer of chocolate ganache on top.

And sprinkles.

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Cookie Dough Brownies Recipe

Rich chocolate brownies topped with egg-free cookie dough.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients

BROWNIES:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour

COOKIE DOUGH TOPPING:

  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

BROWNIES:

  1. Place butter and chocolate in a mixing bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.

  2. Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla, and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined.

  3. Pour brownie batter into a greased or lined 9x9 pan. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until edges are dry and start to pull away from the pan slightly. Let cool.

COOKIE DOUGH:

  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Add salt and flour and mix until combined. 

  2. Spread cookie dough evenly over brownies. Let chill for an hour or more in the fridge.

  3. Cut into 9 large or 16 small brownies. For best results, keep refrigerated, and serve cold.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

 

cookie-dough-truffles (5 of 1)I have a confession to make.  I kind of hate dipping things in chocolate.

I don’t hate eating things that have been dipped in chocolate, just to clarify.  But I do hate dipping them.  It’s always a mess and they never come out looking beautiful and professional.  It’s just very unsatisfying.

So for these cookie dough truffles, I experimented with rolling them in all kinds of things, and yes, dipping them too, to give you and I lots of options.  Variety is the spice of life, right?

The kids were all over these little dough-like balls.  They thought they were cheesecake balls, because I made them with cream cheese.  Cream cheese is one of my favorite things ever.  I’ve never made a recipe with cream cheese that I didn’t like.  Even things I don’t like taste better with cream cheese.  Like crab.  (I’m not much of a seafood lover.  But cream cheese crab dip is to die for.)

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In my attempt to give some non-dipping options to these little truffles, I came up with the following options.

1. Sprinkles.  Sprinkles are always good.  But… they don’t cover entirely, they fall off, and it takes a lot of sprinkles to cover an entire batch of cookie dough truffles.  But if you are a sprinkles lover, I say go for it.

2. Cocoa powder.  I’ve seen other kinds of truffles rolled in cocoa powder, so it definitely deserved a try.  It’s much easier than the sprinkles, but the taste of unsweetened cocoa is something less than desirable, to say the least.  This was my least favorite option.

3. Sugar.  The sugar was super duper easy to work with, but I didn’t really think it got the job done.  It didn’t have the coverage to really make them look like nice, perfectly round little truffle balls, even though the taste was obviously awesome.

4. Cocoa powder + sugar.  This was by far my favorite option.  I mixed some sugar and cocoa powder together to roll them in.  It gave a nice coverage that made them look coated in something, and tasted far better than the plain cocoa powder.

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And let’s not forget the obvious dipping option.  I used almond bark to dip mine.  It melts easy and chills into a nice hard crust.  I used 4 oz. and did about a quarter of my batch, so if this is what you’re using for all of them, you’ll need about 16 oz.

Any way you make them, you are going to end up with a safe (egg-free) cookie dough bite that is totally to die for!

Want more?  Try these easy candies!

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Recipe adapted from Shugary Sweets, via Food Fanatic

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
 
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Cream cheese cookie dough truffles, rolled in cocoa or dipped in chocolate.
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Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (or mini chocolate chips)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder + 3 tablespoons sugar, for rolling *(optional) OR
  • 16 oz. almond bark or candy melts, melted *(optional)
Instructions
  1. Place cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat until smooth.
  2. Add brown sugar, vanilla, and salt, and mix until smooth. Add flour and mix until smooth.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Chill mixture for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to form small balls of the dough. Roll dough in a mixture of sugar and cocoa powder, or dip in melted chocolate.
  6. Set balls on a lined baking sheet, and chill for 1-2 hours in the fridge, or 20-30 minutes in the freezer before serving.

 

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

This brown sugar cookies recipe makes regular chocolate chip cookies even softer, richer, and more interesting!  Use dark brown sugar to make this delicious brown sugar cookies recipe!

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com -  dark brown sugar makes these cookies soft, chewy and flavorful!I am in charge of the afternoon carpool for the high school kids this year.  This is almost always entertaining, since it is absolutely impossible to predict what teenagers will talk about.

One day, someone said, “Friends help you hide, but real friends help you hide bodies.”  Which turned into a discussion about dead bodies, and the sizes of body bags that exist, and whether you could fit two small people in one large body bag.

Another day, they were quoting “Finding Nemo,” of all things.  {Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!}

This week has been all about who is taking who to the school dance, and what color her dress is, what dance-day activities are planned, and the cost of corsages.

Personally, I think group date activities should be like these cookies… just the slightest bit different from the norm.

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These cookies were inspired by one gorgeous bag of dark brown sugar.

When I was a kid, I didn’t even know dark brown sugar existed.  I’m so glad I’m not a kid anymore!

In case you were wondering, brown sugar is basically regular sugar with molasses in it.  And dark brown sugar has more molasses than regular old light brown sugar.  More molasses means more moisture.  And more moisture makes softer, chewier cookies.

Soft, chewy cookies with a rich molasses flavor.  Match made in heaven, if you ask me.

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My kids were the envy of the neighborhood with these babies in their lunchboxes.  They’ve been fortunate enough to find Banana Pudding and Fruit Leather and saltines with Apricot Pineapple Jam in their lunches this week too.

I hope they don’t get the idea this will be happening every day!

 

Want more?  Here are more brown sugar treats!

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molasses chocolate chip bars

 

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Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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A rich, molasses flavored cookie with chocolate chips.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt and soda, and mix well. Add flour, and mix just until combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop small balls of dough, place on baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies

This muddy buddies recipe uses chocolate chip cookies!  Popcorn and pretzels also make this muddy buddies recipe a fun one.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - popcorn, pretzels, and cookie bark make this fun version of the classic snack!True story:  just this spring, we purchased air conditioning and a brand spanking new furnace.  Isn’t is exciting being an adult, and spending thousands of dollars on a furnace?!

Then, it quit working.  And did it quit working on a day when it’s 80 degrees and overcast?  Of course not.  It’s quits working on Friday evening, just before a whole weekend of 100 degree, full blazing sun weather.

Don’t worry… a faulty valve was to blame, and our awesome contractor had it fixed in no time, (and by “no time” of course, I mean that the poor guy spent a couple hours in full sun, mid-afternoon on the south side of my house when it was 100 degrees) so we’re cool now, but it was a rough weekend.

On top of that, when I went out for popsicles and frozen hot chocolate, the brand spankin’ new radiator in my car sprang a leak and left a lake of antifreeze in the drive up window at the sandwich shop.  It took me more than an hour to nurse my poor overheating car about 3 miles home.

Maybe you saw me feeling grateful for the nearby condo complex which decided to water their lawn in the middle of the day?  It was the only way we managed to stay cool after an hour of full sun and running the heater.  I seriously felt like I was doomed to a life of sweating.  (So this is hell, eh?)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - popcorn, pretzels, and cookie bark make this fun version of the classic snack!

I can tell you one thing, I was not not NOT going to use the oven.  Or the stove.  I was even apprehensive about using the air popper to make popcorn.

So, we ate muddy buddies.  Hooray!

This particular version, in addition to the expected Chex cereal, also has popcorn and pretzels, and chocolate chip cookie bark.  If you’re not familiar with the cookie bark, I highly recommend you check that out here.  You can also use crunchy packaged cookies, but cookie bark is ever so much tastier.

I was fortunate to have some in my pantry.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - popcorn, pretzels, and cookie bark make this fun version of the classic snack!Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - popcorn, pretzels, and cookie bark make this fun version of the classic snack!

I actually had to take a cold shower to cool down after that little disaster of a trip to the store.

Between the cool water and the chocolatey treats, my mood recovered much more quickly than my car did!

 

Want more? Check out these fun snacks!

caramel-corn-snack-mix-3Caramel Corn
Snack Mix
dk-choc-muddy-buddy-5Dark Chocolate
Coconut Muddy Buddies
peanut butter pretzelPeanut Butter
Pretzel Bites

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies
 
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Cereal, popcorn and pretzels coated with chocolate and peanut butter, and tossed with crunchy chocolate chip cookie pieces.
Author:
Recipe type: Snacks
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Chex rice or corn cereal
  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups broken pretzels
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 cups chopped cookie bark or crunchy packaged chocolate chip cookies
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine Chex, popcorn, and pretzels.
  2. Place chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a small bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Add vanilla and stir.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture over Chex mixture, stirring until well coated.
  4. Add powdered sugar and toss to coat.
  5. Add chopped cookie bark or cookies.
Notes
Find a recipe for cookie bark here: http://jensfavoritecookies.com/2014/07/14/chocolate-chip-cookie-bark/

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

A fun take on cookies!  Chocolate chip recipes are great, but this cookie bark is really fun!

Chocolate Chip Cookie bark from JensFavoriteCookies - great to mix into snacks or ice cream, also fun plain!What was I thinking?  That summer would be less busy than the school year?!

Yeah, I honestly thought that with less homework and less school activities, the summer would be this lovely quiet thing, full of time with friends, and activities around town, and backyard s’mores.  I even made a mental list of fun free activities we could do together.

The reality is something different.  My kids have filled their days with new extracurriculars, and jobs, and obscene amounts of sleep, and I find myself spending my days fighting with them to do their chores pick up their own stuff.  And all of this is nothing compared to the chauffering.

The Fruitarian is taking summer drivers ed, which means every day for 4 weeks he spends at least 2 hours at the school.  Before his bicycle was working, I was getting up early to drive him there by 7, then pick him up at 9, take him back for a range drive at 11, pick him up at 1, then he has swimming at 4, pick him up at 5:30, karate at 6:30, then I stomp and scream and jump up and down, and demand someone else bring him home at 9.

Needless to say, we have done zero of our fun free activities.  But, as I’d rather have busy kids than idle kids, I’m trying not to complain.

Chocolate Chip Cookie bark from JensFavoriteCookies - great to mix into snacks or ice cream, also fun plain!

My summer baking plans have been thwarted, too.  My romantic ideas about fancy cookies and fresh fruit ice creams and homemade popsicles are going nowhere fast.  (Although, thankfully, summer has only begun, so I can still hold out hope.)

I like the idea of this cookie bark for two reasons.  First, since there’s no eggs and no leavening agent, they are flat and crispy, making them easy to transport to whatever crazy activity might come up.  I can even stash them in the back of the pantry to make them last more than one afternoon.  And, I can put them in a baggie and throw them in the car, and it doesn’t matter if they break into pieces because they are supposed to do that!  

The second reason is that these can be made into a second recipe.  It’s like a two-fer… make it once, eat it twice!  And when summer schedules get this crazy, everyone needs a two-fer.

Chocolate Chip Cookie bark from JensFavoriteCookies - great to mix into snacks or ice cream, also fun plain!

If I’m really lucky, maybe I’ll even be able to turn this into three recipes.  Imagine the glorious time saving possibilities!!

As soon as the other recipe(s) are made, I’ll link to them here —>  COMING SOON  <—  but in the meantime, know that cookie bark is an awesome snack to eat all by its fabulous self.

 

Want more?  Check out these chocolate chip recipes!

CCC-collage-1100 Chocolate
Chip Cookies
choc-chip-dip-3Chocolate Chip
Cookie Dough Dip
smores-cookies-3S’mores
Cookies

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark
 
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Crunchy bark that is similar to a chocolate chip cookie.
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar. And water and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt and flour and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Press dough into a jelly roll pan or other baking sheet. (Mine used about ¾ of the jelly roll pan.)
  4. Bake at 350F for 35-30 minutes, until top is brown throughout.
  5. Let cool completely, then use a large knife to cut into triangles.

 

100 Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Easy homemade chocolate chip cookies

This blog is dedicated to cookies.  All types of cookies.  But let’s face it, when it comes right down to it, it’s all about chocolate chip.

100 Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of the fun things about Chocolate Chip Cookies is how versatile they are.  Think about it, you’ve probably seen lots of different versions out there.

Just for you, I scoured the interwebs for the best chocolate chip cookies I can find, all types, all styles, all flavors.  Consider this your comprehensive collection of any kind of chocolate chip cookie you could dream of.

 

Caramel-Stuffed-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-6983Caramel Stuffed
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Chocolate Moosey
brown-butter-cinnamon-smores-cookiesBrown Butter Cinnamon
S’mores Cookies
by Bake Love Give

 

Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com, You won't even miss the eggs when you use this secret ingredient!Chocolate Chip Cookies
Without Eggs
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Chocolate-Pistachio-Cookie-Irvin-Lin-Eat-The-LoveChocolate Chocolate Chip
Pistachio Cookies
by Eat the Love

 

egglesscookiedough2Eggless Chocolate Chip
Cookie Dough
by Kailley’s Kitchen
avochipcookiesHealthy Avocado
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Food Faith Fitness

 

skinny-chip-cookiesSkinny Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by An Edible Mosaic
pumpkin-fudge-cookie-bars-1Pumpkin Fudge
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies

 

cheesecake_pudding_cookiesCheesecake Pudding
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Cupcake Diaries
bacon-choc-chip-cookiesBacon Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Poet in the Pantry

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Tall - CopyOatmeal Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Oreo-Chocolate-chunk-cookies-1-wm-600x770Oreo Chocolate
Chunk Cookies
by I Heart Eating

 

The-Best-Grain-Free-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-3Grain-Free Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by The Healthy Maven
caramel-stuffed-chocolate-chunk-cookies-2Caramel Stuffed Chocolate
Chunk Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies

 

MM-Cream-Cheese-cookiesSoft Batch Cream Cheese
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Call Me PMc
Double-Chocolate-Chip-Oatmeal-Cookies-4Double Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Cookies
by Kitchen Treaty

 

Chocolate Oat Cinnamon Chip Cookie RecipeChocolate Oatmeal
Cinnamon Chip Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Chocolate-Chip-Pretzel-cookies-99cChocolate Chip
Pretzel Cookies
by Chocolate Chocolate and More

 

PBChocChipCookiesTitledPeanut Butter Chocolate
Chip Oatmeal Cookies
by Frugal Foodie Mama
soft-batch-choc-chip-cookieSoft Batch Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Baked by Rachel

 

strawberry-cccStrawberry Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Liv Life
Coconut-Chocolate-Chip-Bars-1Coconut Chocolate
Chip Cookie Bars
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies

 

Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Cups-with-Salted-Caramel-DiethoodSalted Caramel Chocolate
Chip Cookie Cups
by Diethood
Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Pie-RecipeDeep Dish Gooey
Cookie Pie
by Back for Seconds

 

chocolate-chocolate-chip-2Double Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Cupcakes-2-of-6wChocolate Chip Cookie
Cupcakes
by Crazy for Crust

 

chocolate-coconut-snickerdoodle-bars1-600x800Coconut Chocolate Chip
Snickerdoodle Bars
by Weary Chef
Reeses_Peanut_Butter_Cookie_CakeReese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate
Chip Cookie Cake
by Life Love and Sugar

 

Black Pepper Chocolate Chip CookiesBlack Pepper Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Cooking on the Weekends
Cookie-Dough-Brownie-Bars--450x627Chocolate Chip Cookie
Dough Brownie Bars
by 52 Kitchen Adventures

 

peanut-butter-caramel-toffee-chocolate-chip-cookie-barsPeanut Butter Caramel Toffee
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
by Mom on Timeout
smores-cookies-1S’mores
Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies

 

coconutoilchocchipcookiestextCoconut Oil
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Averie Cooks
Pumpkin-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-1Pumpkin Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Two Peas & Their Pod

 

graham cracker cc cookies pinGraham Cracker
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Our-Best-Bites-Soft-and-Thick-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-BarsChocolate Chip
Cookie Bars
by Our Best Bites

 

Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Dough-Sandwiches-for-cookie-dough-lovers-Easy-recipe-at-sallysbakingaddiction.com-6Chocolate Chip Cookie
Dough Sandwiches
by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Chocolate_Chip_Cookie_Dough_PizzaChocolate Chip Cookie
Dough Pizza
by Life Love and Sugar

 

GF-Choc-Chip-CookiesGluten-free Chocolate Chip
Cookies with Quinoa
by Amibitious Kitchen
cookie-dough-fudgeChocolate Chip
Cookie Dough Fudge
by Buns in my Oven

 

boozy-choc-chip-cookiesBoozy Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by What’s Gaby Making
grain_free_chocolate_chip_cookie_dough_bites_2Grain-free Peanut Butter Chickpea
Cookie Dough Bites
by Texanerin

 

pomegranate-choc-chip-cookiesPomegranate Chocolate Chip
Cookies, GF and Vegan
by Tasty Yummies
Soft-and-Chewy-Blondies-RecipeFluffernutter Chocolate Chip
Cookie Bars
by Back for Seconds

 

dark-chocolate-chip-cookiesMulti-grain Dark
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Chocolate-Chip-Bisquick-Cookies-7Easy Chocolate Chip
Bisquick Cookies
by Yummy Healthy Easy

 

SONY DSCNutella Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Cooking on the Weekends
7 Layer Cookies_Platter Top View 17 Layer Chocolate
Chip Cookie Bars
by The Kitchen is my Playground

 

Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-with-ZucchiniChocolate Chip Cookies
with Zucchini
by Kitchen Treaty
choc-oat-cinnamon-bars-1Cinnamon Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Cookie Bars
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies

 

Cookies-and-Cream-Cookies-title-2Chocolate Chip Cookies
and Cream Cookies
by BruCrew Life
maple-sweetened-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookiesMaple Sweetened Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Cookie and Kate

 

banana-bread-cookies-1Banana Bread
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
dbl-choc-oat-cookiesDouble Chocolate
Oatmeal Cookies
by Because I Like Chocolate

 

potato-chip-cookiesPotato Chip
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Food Babbles
cookie-dough-barsChocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Bars – Raw, GF, Vegan
by Beard & Bonnet

 

Banana-Oats-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-DiethoodBanana Oat
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Diethood
bacon-cherry-choc-chip-cookieBacon and Dried Cherry
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Chocolate Moosey

 

chocolate-zucchini-cookies-1Chocolate
Zucchini Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Coconut-chocolate-chip-toffee-oatmeal-cookie-bar-recipeCoconut Toffee Chocolate
Chip Cookie Bars
by Mom on Time Out

 

Double-Chocolate-Ice-Cream-Sandwiches-foodiecrush.com-022Double Chocolate Chip
Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies
by Foodie Crush
Red-Velvet-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-from-scratch.-Easy-recipe-at-sallysbakingaddiction.com-3Red Velvet
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Sally’s Baking Addiction

 

chocolate-chip-cookie-smores5+text.Chocolate Chip
Cookie S’mores
by Cooking Classy
cookie-dough-oreosChocolate Chip
Cookie Dough Oreos
by Love and Olive Oil

 

cookie-dough-bars-3-685x1024Peanut Butter
Cookie Dough Bars
by Shugary Sweets
chocolate-chip-cookie-dunkers-2Whole Grain Chocolate Chip
Cookie Dunkers
by Yes to Yum

 

Oreo-Stuffed-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-5tOreo Stuffed
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Picky Palate
deathbychocolatecookiesDeath by
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Cookies and Cups

 

kitchen-sink-cookies-2Kitchen Sink
Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Brown-butter-pizookieBrown Butter Chocolate
Chip Skillet Cookie
by Damn Delicious

 

buckwheat-cccBuckwheat Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by View from the Great Island
Cinnamon-Dolce-Oatmeal-Cookies-9Cinnamon Dolce
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Pineapple and Coconut

 

chili-chocolate-chip-cookiesChili Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by Cooking on the Front Burners
monster cookies tall1aMonster
Cookies
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies

 

zucchini-cookiesPistachio Sea Salt
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Tasty Yummies
cc-cut-out-cookieChocolate Chip
Cut-Out Cookies
by Chocolate Moosey

 

ny-times-cccNew York Times
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Bake Love Give
cookie_cake22Chocolate Chip
Cookie Cake
by Life Love and Sugar

 

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies 2Chocolate Chip
Pecan Cookies
by GirliChef
chocolate-chip-cookie-2-827x1024The Best Chewy
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Frosting and a Smile

 

choc-chip-dip-1Chocolate Chip
Cookie Dough Dip
by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Chocolate-Chip-Meringue-Cookies-9Chocolate Chip
Meringue Cookies
by Gimme Some Oven

 

Oreo-Truffle-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Bars-5-of-5Oreo Truffle Chocolate
Chip Cookie Bars
by Crazy for Crust
Salted-Caramel-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-My-Whole-Food-LifeFlourless Salted Caramel
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by My Whole Food Life

 

chocolate-chip-lava-cookies-7Chocolate Chip
Lava Cookies
by Center Cut Cook
grain-free-barsGrain-Free Dairy-Free
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
by  Tasty Yummies

 

tsri-Simple-5-Minute-Mint-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Dough-DipMint Chocolate Chip
Cookie Dough Dip
by The Slow Roasted Italian
cookie-dough-ice-cream-cakeChocolate Chip Cookie
Dough Ice Cream Cake
by The Domestic Rebel

 

cookie-brittleChocolate Chip
Cookie Brittle
by Something Swanky
chocchippbsmoresbarsChocolate Chip Cookie
PB S’mores Bars
by Cookies and Cups

 

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies 8Cherry Chocolate
Chip Cookies
by The Kitchen is my Playground
Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Brownie-Bites-0871Chocolate Chip Cookie
Brownie Bites
by Chocolate Moosey

 

hazelnut-butter-cookies-01Hazelnut Butter
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Kevin & Amanda
Triple-Dark-Chocolate-Cookies-SimplyGloria.com-chocolate-cookiesTriple Dark
Chocolate Cookies
by Simple Gloria

 

potato-chip-cookies2Potato Chip Cookies with
Chocolate and Sea Salt
by Baked by Rachel
dark-chocolate-cookies-1-682x1024Oatmeal Dark
Chocolate Cookies
by Fannetastic Food

 

Mini-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Cupcakes-with-Pumpkin-Spice-Browned-Butter-Frosting-1Mini Choc Chip Cookie Cups
with Pumpkin Spice Frosting
by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Banana Chocolate Chip CookiesBanana Chocolate
Chip Oatmeal Cookies
by Cook & Craft Me Crazy

 

Butterscotch-CookiesButterscotch Cookies
with Chocolate Chips
by Eat the Love
cookie-dough-bitesChocolate Chip Cookie
Dough Bites (GF) (DF)
by Beard and Bonnet

 

Enjoy the inevitable chocolate chip cookie backing extravaganza that’s coming!  And keep your eyes peeled for more chocolate chip recipes coming to this blog.

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These rolo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies are irresistible!  You’ll love your chocolate chip cookies stuffed with rolos.

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.comMy niece recently broke her elbow.  This is particularly bad because she is a serious basketball player, and this put a serious cramp in her serious-basketball-player summer plans.

She is also the tallest 8th grader I have ever known, and maybe the sweetest.

Continuing with my new trend of making a batch of cookies for my nieces and nephews on their birthdays (remember this one?  and this one?), I asked World’s Tallest Niece what flavor combo she was looking for.  The problem is, she is far too kind to commit to one flavor.  

I think she believes the peanut butter will feel bad if she chooses caramel.  Not exaggerating.

It’s lucky The Hippie Chick and World’s Tallest Niece are BFF’s, so I can get the inside scoop about which flavors she actually prefers.

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

Hippie Chick confided that World’s Tallest Niece had been craving Rolo’s, and they even walked to the store with their hard-earned cash to procure some.

I had been wanting to make some caramel-stuffed cookies anyway, and after this story, I decided to use Rolo candies instead of caramels to stuff the cookies.

Turns out, I’m brilliant.  (And humble.)

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.comCaramel Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

A word or two about this recipe.  Don’t skip the chilling step.  It’s uber-important.  And leave plenty of room for these very large cookies to spread.

Can you stuff them with caramels?  Sure.  Peanut butter cups?  Sure.  Nothing at all?  Absolutely.  Make them your own, my friends.

I did find that even when they were pretty well sealed up, the caramel still found a way to leak out of the bottom of the cookie, so be prepared with some paper towels, to save yourself some elbow grease.

These won’t cure cancer, or broken elbows, but they are the next best thing.  Happy Birthday, World’s Tallest Niece.

Want more?  Here are more great chocolate chip cookies!

coconut-fudge-cookie-bars-4Coconut Fudge
Cookie Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies without Eggs! from JensFavoriteCookies.com You won't even miss the eggs when you use this secret ingredient!Chocolate Chip Cookies
Without Eggs
oatmeal chocolate chipOatmeal Chocolate
Chip Cookies

5.0 from 1 reviews
Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Cookies
 
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A brown butter cookie with chunks of bittersweet chocolate, stuffed with caramel Rolo candies.
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 21
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • about 20-25 Rolo candies
Instructions
  1. Melt ½ cup butter in a saucepan. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until butter browns. Meanwhile, cut remaining ½ cup butter into small pieces and place in a mixing bowl. As soon as melted butter is brown, pour it over the butter pieces in the mixing bowl. Let sit, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted.
  2. Add sugar and brown sugar, and mix well. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well. Add salt and soda and mix well.
  3. Add flour and mix just until combined. Roughly chop the chocolate, and mix it gently into the dough.
  4. Unwrap Rolo candies, and create a ball of dough with one candy inside. Ensure that dough is sealed tightly around the Rolo. Cookies will be large. Place cookies on a baking sheet or plate, and chill for about 1 hour.
  5. Bake chilled cookies at 350F for 11-15 minutes, until edges are lightly brown. Let cool before serving. (*Note that caramel from the candy may leak out the bottom of the cookie, so you may want to put a lining under the cooling rack.)

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

This cookie dough dip recipe is easy to make!  Cream cheese makes the best cookie dough dip recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip from JensFavoriteCookiesI’ve gotten sort of obsessed with chocolate chips over the years.  I mean really, adding chocolate chips to almost any cookie makes it better.  Admit it.

We put chocolate chips in muffins, and waffles, and ice cream, and brownies, and just about anything else we can.

Also, chocolate chip cookie dough is one of the best things ever.  Who needs the cookies?  We’ll just eat the dip.

Wait, what am I saying?  I need the cookies too.

At any rate, it’s why the idea of this cookie dough dip really appeals to me.  It’s all about the chocolate chips.  The dip, and whatever you dip in it, is just a delivery system for the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip from JensFavoriteCookies

I recently hosted a little family get-together, and this dip sat out on the tables.  For about 5 minutes, until it disappeared.  Half the family didn’t even know it was there.

Remind me to make a double batch next time.

It’s awesome with vanilla wafers, or graham crackers, or animal crackers.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip from JensFavoriteCookiesChocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip from JensFavoriteCookies

The key to a good dip, besides chocolate chips of course, is cream cheese.  Nice, soft, sweet, creamy cream cheese.  The food of the Gods.  Mix that with brown sugar, or dry jello, or just about anything else, and you have one fantastic dip.

If you decide to mix in some extra chocolate chips, no one will blame you.

 

Want more?  Check out these fantastic dips!

red-velvet-cake-batter-dip-4Red Velvet Cake
Batter Dip
fruit dipBrown Butter Cream
Cheese Dip
eggnog-dip-2Eggnog
Dip

Recipe from: Laura’s Sweet Spot

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
 
A sweet cream cheese chocolate chip dip, that is reminiscent of cookie dough.
Author:
Recipe type: Dip
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, beating until smooth.
  2. Serve at room temperature with cookies or crackers. Store leftover dip in refrigerator.

 

S’mores Cookies

This s’mores cookies recipe uses graham cracker chocolate chip cookies and toasted marshmallow frosting, a great summer treat!

S'mores Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  Graham cracker chocolate chip cookies with toasted marshmallow frosting!Happy Man turned seven this week.  Happy Man is my nephew and he is one hysterical kid.  I still think about the week he spent his afternoons with me a couple years ago.  He asked me about my brakes.  What 5-year old does that?

A couple months ago, Happy Man’s brother, Scooter, had a birthday too, and I gave him an entire batch of these gorgeous Brownie Cookies.  They were a hit, and with good reason.  They’re freaking amazing, if I say so myself.

I don’t think Scooter shared his cookies with Happy Man.  It was very sad.

I told Happy Man he would have his very own entire batch of whatever cookie he wanted for his birthday.  Trouble was, Happy Man had no idea what kind to choose.  And, Mom said he likes everything.  Which narrows it down to any flavor in the universe.

S'mores Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  Graham cracker chocolate chip cookies with toasted marshmallow frosting!

Since our two families frequently go camping together, I have these memories of Happy Man with marshmallow all over his face after eating s’mores.  And since it was the only thing I had to go on, the S’mores Cookies were born.

This is not my first time baking with graham crackers.  In fact, adding some graham cracker crumbs to the chocolate chip cookies is just SO fantastic.  It gives a little unexpected oomph to the cookies.  I figured some marshmallow frosting would put these right over the top.

S'mores Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  Graham cracker chocolate chip cookies with toasted marshmallow frosting!

I wish Happy Man could have seen me using the kitchen torch.  I know he would have been impressed.  He would probably have 25 questions for me about it, and then remember the experience for years.

If you don’t have a torch, don’t worry, these are still fantastic without torching.  I just love the color and texture the torch gives the edges.  It’s the difference between marshmallow and toasted marshmallow.  And, if you’ve ever been around a campfire, you know that’s a pretty significant difference.

Besides, it’s not every day a kid turns 7!

Want more?  Check out these sandwich cookie ideas!

lemon cookieStrawberry Lemonade
Cookies
linzer-cookies-6Linzer
Cookies
dark-chocolate-whoopie-pies-6Dark Chocolate
Whoopie Pies
S'mores Cookies
 
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A graham cracker chocolate chip cookie sandwiched with toasted marshmallow frosting.
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 18
Ingredients
COOKIES:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
FROSTING:
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • dash salt
  • pinch cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and graham cracker crumbs and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
  4. For frosting, place egg whites, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl and mix on high for several minutes until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fill a piping bag with frosting and pipe a generous amount onto the bottom side of a cookie, and sandwich with another cookie.
  6. *Optional step: Use a kitchen torch to lightly brown the frosting.

 s’mores cookies recipe

Kitchen Sink Cookies

You’ll love this recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, because it has lots of add-ins!  It has everything in it, but the kitchen sink!

Kitchen Sink Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies  -  These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them!Robb and I decided that we are going to spend this summer making some much needed repairs on our house.

We’ve saved up money for a new roof, a new furnace, air conditioning, and a new garage door, and if we’re lucky, maybe a family vacation.

What we did not save money for is a new mattress.  I figured if my mattress could survive 18 years, it could survive one more.  The mattress recently showed it’s first real and concrete sign of aging, namely springs sticking out the side.  Sooooo classy.

Truth be told, I probably would never have noticed the spring. One morning, when I sat up to get out of bed, the spring sliced me nearly the entire length of my right calf.

It was adorable.

I was pretty cranky about it, and complained to Robb when he got home from work that day.  He quickly snipped off the spring to keep it from injuring anyone else, and we went back to thinking the mattress was going to have to last another year.

Kitchen Sink Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies  -  These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them!

You know me, I complained as loud as I could to anyone who would listen.  I’m super charming that way.  And guess who listened?  One totally awesome friend.  A few days after I had a fit about it, she bought me a mattress and had it delivered!

Who does that?!

So I laid down on my new, soft, comfy mattress, and you know what I thought about?  Chocolate chip cookies.  Because eating chocolate chip cookies is like going home, or like wrapping up in your favorite blanket, or laying on a really cushy bed.   Continue reading “Kitchen Sink Cookies” »

Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Eggs

Chocolate chip cookies without eggs; You’ll love the secret ingredient that makes these chocolate chip cookies without eggs so creamy and delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookies without Eggs!  from JensFavoriteCookies.com  You won't even miss the eggs when you use this secret ingredient! It’s funny, no matter how many cookies I make, no matter how many fun flavors I introduce my kids to, when they feel like making cookies, they always make plain old chocolate chip.

I guess you just can’t beat a classic.

I figure, if I’m going to make chocolate chip cookies again, I need a good reason.  A twist.  Something new, some reason you would choose this cookie over, say, this one, or this one, or even this one.

And, I have it.  Because these are chocolate chip cookies without eggs.  Which means two things:

1- If you have an egg allergy, you can still have crazy awesome cookies.
2- Even if you don’t have an egg allergy, you might want these anyway, because the substitute ingredient makes these so soft, so rich, and so flavorful, you literally will not miss the eggs.

Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com,   You won't even miss the eggs when you use this secret ingredient!

My evidence is completely anecdotal, as usual.  I made these at midnight, while waiting for Robb to come home from a very late night at work.  He probably ate 6 of them before he went to bed.  Before I even photographed them, if you can believe it!

I probably ate 6 of them without noticing it the following morning.  Seriously, they’re all creamy and delicious.

The secret is the ingredient you use instead of the eggs.  The gorgeous, creamy, heavenly, gift-from-God ingredient.  Do we need a drumroll here?  {I think so.} Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Eggs” »

Coconut Fudge Cookie Bars

Coconut cookies recipe;  This chocolate chip cookie has a ripple of coconut fudge.  You’ll love this coconut cookies recipe!

Coconut Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from JensFavoriteCookies.com You just never know where tomorrow will take you.

Not that there have been any life-altering changes happening around here, but even small changes force you to grow or run.

And some days, I sure want to run.

And thus, I have returned to my coconut loving roots.  Because when you’re just the tiniest bit uncomfortable with the latest situation life threw at you, it helps to have something constant to comfort you.  Something you recognize.  Something that’s exactly what you expect.

The comforting thing I always return to is dessert.  It’s a dessert blog, after all.

I had to start with chocolate chip cookies, because they’re more predictable than my daughter leaving her dirty socks on the floor.  Which she does Every. Single. Time.  I’ve even started charging her every time I have to look at her dirty socks.

Coconut Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from JensFavoriteCookies.com

Then I added coconut, because it’s just about the only thing this family loves more than popcorn.  We love coconut.  It’s sort of a family tradition.

I’ve been promising them Coconut Cream Pie, and they’re going to revolt if I don’t deliver on that promise soon. Continue reading “Coconut Fudge Cookie Bars” »

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe; This chocolate chip scones recipe is simply delicious and no-fuss.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones from JensFavoriteCookies.com  I remember when I was sixteen, and my dad was trying to explain to me what a pain in the neck it is sometimes, owning a car.  I didn’t believe him.  Or, more likely, I didn’t want to think about it.  A car meant freedom and that’s all I cared about.

What he should have told me is that owning a house is far worse.  Oy.

This week’s adventures in home ownership: mold removal.  What a disgusting job.  Long story short, a leak under the kitchen sink caused us to have to rip out half the drywall and some of the carpet in the bedroom below.  It was so much worse than we expected.

Maybe I’m just saying that because it means I have to go to the home improvement store.  Me.  The Queen of Everything.  At Lowe’s.  I hate that store.  I’m grateful that it’s there and available, but I really hate shopping there.  I mean, seriously, why can’t men make a store pretty and pleasant to shop in?!  Who actually wants to shop in a huge warehouse that smells like dirt and sawdust?  Blech.

You should have seen me, helping Robb carry the dry wall and load it in the back of the pickup.  He may as well have taken our 6 year old nephew.  I was practically useless.  And I’m sure I looked awesome, carrying my little corner of sheet rock so poorly.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones from JensFavoriteCookies.com

If I’m being completely honest, I’m pretty grateful Robb is willing and able to tackle this disgusting project, because I sure don’t want to do it.

Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones” »

Spider Cookies

These Cute Halloween cookies are easy to make!

Spider Cookies for Halloween from JensFavoriteCookies.comFortunately for me, my kids are easily entertained.

The Hippie Chick thinks anything related to bathroom activities, farting, or rear ends is hysterical.  HYSTERICAL.  She’s far worse than both her brothers… combined.

Just say the word “crack” and she will start giggling uncontrollably.

The other day, while Robb and I were talking in the kitchen, Hippie Chick was around the corner in the hall.  Robb was describing himself as a crotchety old man.  She was quietly, closed-mouth giggling to herself.

“You have to stop saying crotchety,” I told Robb.  “All she hears is ‘crotch.’ ”

I suppose some teens would not be amused by something as simple as a chocolate chip spider on a cookie, but I can count on my kids to find some enjoyment in this.

Although, to be fair, I’m pretty sure the boys enjoyed the cookies more than the spiders.

Spider Cookies for Halloween from JensFavoriteCookies.com

The cookies themselves are a basic chocolate chip cookie.  I included a recipe below, but feel free to use whatever chocolate chip cookie recipe you prefer.  In fact, I have a collection of 100 Chocolate Chip Cookies, so you’re sure to find one you like here!

You will need some good chocolate chips.  For this project, I used the Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips.  They are seriously my favorite.  They’re so yummy.  They’re also slightly larger and flatter than the chips of my childhood, which makes them perfect for this job.

Spider Cookies for Halloween from JensFavoriteCookies.com

Before you mix the chocolate chips into the dough, reserve about a half cup of them.

Once you have mixed up the dough, and placed beautiful little cookie dough balls on your baking sheet, press one or two chocolate chips into the top of each cookie.  These need to sit on top, and not be mixed into the dough.

After the cookies are baked, and while they are still warm, use a toothpick to draw “legs” on your chocolate chip spiders.

Spider Cookies for Halloween from JensFavoriteCookies.comSpider Cookies for Halloween from JensFavoriteCookies.com

Some tips and tricks:

Tip #1:  Don’t try to drag the chocolate out into legs.  It just makes a mess.  Instead, pretend your toothpick is an old-fashioned fountain pen, (the kind Mr. Darcy uses!) and the chocolate is the ink.  Dip the toothpick in the chocolate and use it to draw the legs.

Tip #2:  The toothpick-fountain-pen doesn’t actually draw very well.  It works better if you make a series of small dots that connect into a line.

Tip #3:  A couple on each pan may not turn out perfect.  Plan accordingly.  {Read: These are not suitable for serving, and must be consumed immediately!}

When you’re all done, just look for some kids who are easily impressed to tell you how great they are!

More spooky Halloween treats:

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Printables

 

Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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A basic chocolate chip cookie.
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 4 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 bag chocolate chips (10 oz.)
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add soda, salt, and flour, and mix until combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 9-11 minutes.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops from Just a Taste
Halloween Cupcakes from Tidy Mom

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