Have a Cookie: It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 4, 2017

Celebrate the weekend with National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Of course there's the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, but if you want something a little more exciting than the run-of-the-mill cookie, try these recipes out this weekend to commemorate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. 


"Simply" Delicious Simple Cookies


1 box yellow cake mix

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

3 tablespoons water

1/2 cup canola oil

1 cup quick oats

1 cup chopped nuts

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

3/4 Heath (Bits 'O Brickle) almond toffee bits 


Mix cake mix, brown sugar, eggs, water, and oil by hand about 75 times. Add oats and mix. Then, add nuts, chocolate chips, and toffee bits and mix. Drop cookies onto an non-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes. 


Colorado Cookies


1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup butter, softened 

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups oatmeal

1 cup corn flakes

1 cup chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter


Mix sugars. Blend in butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Add vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients. Mix with sugar/butter mixture. Stir in cereals, chips, and peanut butter. Drop by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F until golden. 



Chocolate Chip, Toasted Pecan, Coconut Cookies 


1 cup sugar

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 large eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt 

12 ounces chocolate chip pieces 

2 cups toasted, chopped pecans

1 cup shredded coconut 


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs; beat until smooth. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer, beating on low until blended. Pour in the chocolate, pecans, and coconut. Fold in by hand with a spatula. Chill dough for 30 minutes. Drop the dough by the spoonful onto a well-greased baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes. 



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