Hello! and welcome to our site. We are a husband and wife duo who likes to make food and experiment with new recipes. We decided we needed to take love for food and share it with our friends. We hope you enjoy our twist on some of our favorite recipes.
I was in a mood. Couldn't even tell you what was going on or what was making me upset but i was determined that I was going to bake something good for work. Sometimes baking is a way to take my stress out. It usually works. I have been browsing Pinterest probably a little too much lately but I came across a pin that someone had made cookie sticks. Cookie Sticks?! This looked awesome. I'll just use my favorite cookie base recipe and roll them. For some reason that didn't work. The dough needed to be a little bit different that normal cookie shapes. I had to have the dough a little bit more pliable then just plop-able. Very normal baking terms. The other awesome thing that I found while mixing up this dough is even though I LOVE using my Kitchenaid mixer, I didn't even touch it. Weird. Next time.
The only downfall with making cookies like this is I think it took a little bit longer than normal cookies. I have the handy dandy medium scoop from Pampered Chef which makes baking cookies a breeze, all the same size and everything. With this recipe, I took the time to split the dough up evenly and then shape it with a roller. But it was fun and went over very well at work! My crabby mood was diminished. I know these are far from Whole and far from Paleo but who doesn't like a good cookie now and again.
As far as toppings go, you could probably do a little bit of anything. How yummy would an almond joy topping be? Slivered almonds, coconut and chocolate chips? Mint M&M's or even those cinnamon chips and dried apple? Hmmm. I will probably try that in the near future.
1/2 Cup Oil
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup White Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Flour
11/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Baking soda
1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Reese's pieces
Preheat oven to 375°F and line a cookie sheet with Parchment paper. Start by mixing together the oil, sugars and egg. Once thoroughly mixed though, dump in flour, soda and salt and mix.
This is where it gets fun. Separate dough into two equal(relatively speaking) balls. Take one of the balls and spread it out on the cookie sheet until about a half inch thick. If you want more of a chewy cookie stick instead of crunchy, then make it thicker than that. Roll it, beat it, poke it. Whatever you need to do to spread it out on the sheet. Do the same to the other ball.
Take your toppings and spread them out evenly on the dough. Press into dough.
Bake for about 20 minutes. When you take them out of the oven, let them cool a bit before cutting.
Cut into equal sticks. Serve and Enjoy!