Cookie Sticks

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. :)

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Cookie Sticks
adapted from Taste of Home

1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
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.

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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 from me you might like:
Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cookies
Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

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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  1. Elle says

    Oh, so pretty! I love cookie sticks–they take the "standing around and waiting for each batch to bake" out of cookie baking. Nice and easy, but still so rewarding!

  2. Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen says

    I like the idea of using oil, since we are bordering on high cholesterol. :(
    These sticks is quite the novel idea…grandkids will love them.

  3. Heather I. says

    Very attractive! It's nice to have a close alternative to cookies that everyone loves. Taste of Home is the best!

  4. Katrina says

    These look really fun, Amanda!

    Thanks for the linky loo, too! Those raspberry chocolate chip cookies are SO good. I made them again. My son (oldest) declared them his favorite cookie ever (for now). ;)

  5. Von says

    Canola oil makes it sound healthy =P I love the idea of choc chip cookie sticks! They look really cool, and delicious too!

  6. marla {family fresh cooking} says

    I thought I commented last night on these awesome cookies, but I guess not! This is such a great twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie. I love the long skinny shape. Perfect for parties :)

  7. cookies and cups says

    So funny, I almost made these cookie sticks yesterday! Glad you made them and they turned out! I was wondering about the oil too, b ut look like they were a hit :)

  8. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says

    Love these, Amanda! Much easier to cut the sticks I think than the usual rolling into a log procedure :-) Great idea!

  9. Sassy Sites! says

    Your blog is seriously SOOO cute! I'm a follower now! OH, and I featured your watermelon cookies today at my blog. Come by and check it out… Sassy Sites! :)

  10. Beth says

    Those look terrific! I've made innumerable chocolate chip cookies in my life, but never in a stick. I'll give them a shot!

  11. phphast says

    I *love* this! They would be so cute set out as part of a dessert bar! And I love the use of the oil…I wouldn't have thought this would work. Being able to make cookies without worrying about having butter in the house. Niiice :)

  12. Tiffiny Felix says

    LOL!! Who's "phphast"? It's me!! I was logged in under the profile I use to do my daughter's elementary school blog. Too funny ;) Love the cookies sticks, Amanda :)

  13. Grace says

    These look so yummy, wish I would have checked my inbox sooner, these would have been perfect for my daughter's camping trip this weekend.

  14. Betty says

    My husband will love these. He likes to dunk cookies into coffee or milk. This will go into a glass or cup better than the round cookies. Will be trying them soon!

  15. meettheswans says

    Hey Amanda! I normally check out your posts anyway, but thought I'd let you know I reached you this time via random SU clicking the Stumble button! That must mean you've had a lot of hits on this one! These look great… I've never made my cookies into sticks but I think I'll have to try!

    – Krista

  16. RedTedArt says

    Oh these cookie sticks look delicious! A great one to make with little ones too (we love baking)! Love that you linked it up to Kids Get Crafty!! And thanks for your halloween craft too!!!

    Hopefully see you again next week :-)


  17. Terrell says

    OH these are going straight to my To Be Made file!! For sure! YUM!! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your wonderful creations up at my weekly party, Fabulous Friday Finds, every Friday! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  18. Jessica (aka Faeanne) says

    I had to pin this- such a simple idea, I love it! I'm glad it's getting to be fall- now I can start baking & these will be at the top of my list!

  19. LambAround says

    Mmmmm, these look delicious! I can't resist anything with chocolate chips. If you have a free moment, I have a new weekly (I hope!) Linky on my blog called Not “Baaad” Sundays with LambAround. I’d love for you to post this :)

  20. Jenna says

    I love these cookies! I made them and the husband said they were a hit at the office! I posted about them on my blog and included a few of your photos. I sourced them and linked back to your post for the full recipe. If this is not ok please let me know. Thanks and happy cooking!

  21. Stephanie says

    I just made these and blogged them on my blog! I am in love with your blog- I am going to make your walnut chicken tonight!

  22. sheila @ Elements says

    It's gonna be everything I can do not to make these tonight! (I have grapes, bananas, and a pomegranate to eat for dessert). You sure make it hard for me to wanna eat my fruit! :)

  23. Sarah@Buttered Up says

    Whaaa?!! I've never seen these before. Cool idea. Does the taste of the oil come out excessively though? I made these muffins recently that tasted of oil and sucked!

  24. Amanda says

    Hi Sarah. I thought they did have a hint of oil flavor yes. They were all eaten up, but I think if I did them again I would sub some of the oil with butter or shortening.

  25. says

    I made these cookies a couple of weeks ago, and finally posted them today:) So yummy! I made them with a Halloween flair:) Thanks, Amanda!

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