Chocolate chip cookies. Would you agree that they are as American as apple pie? Or baseball? I would say yes, absolutely. While there are a few that don’t care for chocolate chip cookies, you are pretty much guaranteed to bring home an empty plate if you bring some to a get together or party. That’s where these cooke sticks went; to a pool party where they were quickly devoured, leaving me with an empty container. That works!
I’ll admit, I didn’t change anything in this recipe, but I was very tempted. This recipe used canola oil, which I thought was odd considering every other chocolate chip cookie I have ever made uses either butter or shortening, or a combination of those two. It’s not too often you hear of using oil. I found it on the Taste of Home website, but decided not to change anything and give it a whirl. I thought maybe the oil might play a part in making the cookies stand up once cut. Not sure if that was the case, I just know that everyone enjoyed them. :)
adapted from Taste of Home
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
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
In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugars, egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half.
On a greased baking sheet, shape each portion into a 15-in. x 3-in. rectangle about 3 in. apart.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over dough; press lightly.
Bake at 375° for 6-7 minutes. (Bake for 8-9 minutes for crispier cookies.) Cool for 5 minutes.
Use a pizza cutter to cut each section into 4 large pieces to make them easy to transfer to cooling racks.
Use a serrated knife to cut the cooled sections into 1-in. strips.
More goodies from the internet:
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches - from Baking and Boys
Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies - from Cookie Madness
Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars - from The Other Side of Fifty
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