Different Ways to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ask any crowd to name their favorite cookie and you will always get several "chocolate chip" answers. Chocolate chip cookies are probably one of the favorite cookies for just about anyone. The recipes in this article allow you to make chocolate chip cookies with a different twist. One recipe is for Chocolate Chunk Cookies. The Chocoat Chips are wonderful with the addition of chewy oats to a rather traditional chocolate chip recipe. The Chocolate Chunks allow you to bite into a bigger piece of chocolate making them a favorite of chocoholics! And the last recipe uses peanut butter and milk chocolate chips. All are yummy and sure to be crowd pleasers.

CHOCOAT CHIP COOKIES
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt, optional
2 1/2 cups oats
1 pkg (12-oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract; beat well. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt (if using); mix well. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and nuts, if using; mix in well.

Drop dough onto ungreased baking sheets by rounded tablespoonfuls. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies. If you prefer crispier cookie, bake 12 to 13 minutes. Allow to cool for a minute on the cookie sheet then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: Approximately 5 dozen

CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup quick oats
1 1/4 cups chocolate chunks

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Into a small bowl sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add flour mixture to the creamy mixture, beating constantly. Stir in the oats and chocolate chunks.

Spoon dough by tablespoonfuls about 2-inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool 1 minute on the baking sheets. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

PEANUT BUTTER AND MILK CHOCOLATE CHIP MORSEL COOKIES
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 pkg (12-oz) peanut butter and milk chocolate chip morsels
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl combine the flours, baking soda, and salt.
In a large mixer bowl beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in the flour mixture.
Stir the peanut butter and chocolate chip morsels and the nuts into the dough. Drop by rounded tablespoons, about 2-inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yield: Approximately 5 dozen cookies

Enjoy!

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