Missed National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? We have the BEST recipe ever!

I know there is a “National” Day for everything (did you know was National Watermelon Day?), but this is one I can get behind! It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, August 4, 2016! I mean, who doesn’t love Chocolate chip cookies? That’s like not liking pizza. And that’s just crazy talk.

So over the years I have searched high and low for the perfect/best chocolate chip cookie recipe I could find and I finally found it. I had to doctor it a bit, because that’s what I do and I like things to taste the way I like them to taste…especially if I am going to blow the calories. Leave a box of Chips Ahoy in front of me and I won’t touch them. Leave a plate of MY chocolate chip cookies in front of me and I’ll eat myself sick. I am going to share my recipe with you because people who don’t share recipes suck.

THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER

So you ready? Grab a 12 oz. bag of Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips and follow the recipe on the back. Yep. That’s it. But add a couple of things!

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INGREDIENTS

2 1/4 cups unsifted flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup of (2 sticks of butter) I change this to a cup of coconut oil! It tastes better.

3/4 cups sugar

3/4 cups brown sugar packed

2 tsp vanilla (I use 3 because I love vanilla). Splurge on the good stuff. It makes a huge difference.

2 eggs

2 cups Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (They are truly better than the rest.)

1 cup uncooked oatmeal

So to be clear I basically follow the recipe on the bag; but I exchange the butter for coconut oil, add extra good quality vanilla and I add a cup of oatmeal for extra crunch (and my kids don’t notice it so I think they are somewhat healthier).

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PREPARE

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Stir flour with oatmeal, baking soda and salt and set aside. Beat coconut oil with sugar and brown sugar. Add vanilla and eggs. Add the dry mixture into the the creamed mixture and stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.

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So let’s say you love chocolate chip cookies but prefer to drink your calories. Here is a tasty option.

DRINK

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Chocolate Chip Martini (Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton on The Magnificent Mile in Chicago)

INGREDIENTS

45ml. Tito’s Vodka

15ml. Butterscotch Liquor

15ml. Bailey’s

1 chocolate chip cookie for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled up halfway with ice and shake.
  2. Rim a martini glass with chocolate syrup.
  3. Strain the ingredients into the martini glass and serve.
  4. Garnish with chocolate chip cookie.

LAZY OPTION

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You can always order cookies! Who wouldn’t want delicious cookies any day of the year frankly. Crumbolicious is founded and baked with love by Dolores, who uses her mother’s classic recipes to bake preservative-free homemade cookies, which she ships nationwide.

Crumbolicious’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Tin features all-natural ingredients and a perfect chewy texture and are hard to put down once you start eating them. Each handcrafted batch comes with 25 of freshly baked cookies for any occasion.

Happy #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay to you and yours!

Here ‘s a great recipe for Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce!

Lauren

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