A Sweet to Stick With

Raise your hand if you love chocolate chip cookies. WE DO! WE DO! This Saturday we tried a new twist on an old favorite: Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks. This recipe takes half the time to make than ordinary chocolate chip cookies and their shape screams, “dunk me in milk!”. So grab some  cookie sticks and a glass of the white stuff  to toast the start of a fantastic summer break!’

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks

Ingredients

1 large egg
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup Heath Bits
pinch of salt
about 3/4 cup chocolate chunks

Directions:

1.Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with aluminum foil and leave overhang, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
2.In a large mixing bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients (through vanilla).
3.Add the next 4 ingredients (through optional salt), and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
4.Turn dough out into prepared pan, using a spatula or fingers to smoosh dough into corners. Smooth top lightly with a spatula.
5.Arrange chocolate chunks in rows (if desired) or simply sprinkle them evenly over the surface; press chunks is lightly, enough so they’re anchored and bake into the dough or will be prone to falling out of the baked sticks.
6.Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or just until set in the center; don’t overbake because sticks firm up as they cool. Allow to cool completely in pan before lifting out with foil overhang.
7.Place the large slab of baked dough on a cutting board and with a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut into sticks. In order to get clean lines and very neat looking sticks as shown in the photos, you must wait for slab of dough to cool completely before slicing.

*recipe adapted from http://www.averiecooks.com/2013/06/chocolate-chunk-cookie-sticks.html

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