Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

A chocolate chip cookie is probably the number 1, favorite cookie of everyone in our family.   Not only are they delicious eaten as a single cookie, but they can be used to create other recipes.

chocolate chip cookie

My little grandsons seem to enjoy sneaking a bite of the dough when we are baking cookies.

When I make chocolate chip cookies, I use the basic recipe on the Nestle Toll House package.  I prefer the milk chocolate chips.

This recipe is easy and you can be creative by adding a variety of
flavored chips, nuts, coconut, or extracts.


zesty orange choc chip cookiesZesty Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies are created by using the Toll House recipe and adding 1 teaspoon juice from orange, and zest of 1 orange. 


Raspberry Choc Chip CookiesRaspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies are made by using the Toll House recipe, adding 1 cup of chocolate chips, 1 cup raspberry chips, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.


Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I created this recipe
during the holidays last year, and it was a big hit.
Peanut butter, chocolate chips and toffee bits are amazing together.
HERE is the link for this recipe.

When I bake chocolate chip cookies, I put a few  in the freezer and use them in parfaits at a later date. 

Several times I have set up a parfait bar for my grandchildren.

strawberry parfait, chocolate chip cookieHere is one of the parfaits created with chocolate chip cookies as the crust.  


tart making, kids cooking, cookie dough, strawberry, mascarpone cheese, choc hazelnut spread, pillsbury
(Photo from Pillsbury website)

In 2014, I was a finalist at the Pillsbury Bake-off Contest. My recipe used a roll of Pillsbury Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for the crust.  Link to recipe.

Have a wonderful day, creating a chocolate chip cookie recipe, or just enjoying a cookie.  

Please follow and like us:


  1. YUM! I want to eat them all and I have a cup of decaf on my desk right now that would love to have a cookie dipped into it (for breakfast!). I love chocolate chip cookie dough baked in a sheet pan – for some reason it just tastes better that way!

    1. Thank you. You are right about the cookie tasting better baked in a sheet pan. It seems like kids always want those for parties. I like how soft they are in the middle.

Comments are closed.