Chocolate Chip Sticks


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Chocolate Chip Sticks

I didn’t make this one up, but boy, do I love it.

As a baking blogger, I try to invent the majority of the recipes I share with you. After all, part of the joy is in the creation. However, there are times when somebody else’s recipe is just too good not to share, and this is one of those times.

A few weeks ago, we had lunch with friends, and their eight year-old daughter made these chocolate chip sticks. Not only were my kids impressed that someone their age baked a treat all by herself, but they also loved them. I’ve had the recipe sitting around in a cookbook called The Kosher Palette for years, but I need to make them more. These cookies are a cross between biscotti and chocolate chip cookies, and you don’t want to miss out!

Chocolate Chip Sticks

This is my vacation week, so I’m not super focused on anything right now. I’ve eased up on social media until next week, and I’m taking time to just take some deep breaths.

Being on vacation really reminds me how stressful the rest of the year is. And it’s not just the exhaustion from work that winds up taking its toll. The mental energy required to stay on top of everything produces a lot of stress, a lot of cortisol, and a lot of trouble. Whenever we’re stressed out, our bodies respond in their own ways. We might feel pain, or get indigestion, or not be able to stay awake at the dinner table.

Chocolate Chip Sticks

If only there were a good way to manage stress when vacation can’t take care of the problem for us. Some methods, like regular exercise and calm breathing, are definitely helpful. But is there any way to replicate this stress-free feeling when there are to-do lists and projects and people with needs everywhere? That’s not a rhetorical question, but I don’t have the answer. Help me out!

Chocolate Chip Sticks

Because I’m stress-free this week, I’m keeping this post short. But that’s appropriate, because this recipe takes almost no time to make. See?

When you’re done, you have a delicious (and butter-free, might I add) treat for everyone to share. These aren’t just quick; they’re borderline healthy. Or at least, borderline not terrible for you. I’ll take that!

And I’ll take my week of vacation. The desserts don’t stop, but I’m posting them with a better mindset right now. Hope you all get a break in there sometime soon!

 

Chocolate Chip Sticks

Ingredients

1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet mixture, mixing until a dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Place the dough on the cookie sheet. Form the dough into a large log shape about 3 inches wide.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the dough is golden brown at the edges.
  6. Cool slightly. Cut into sticks. Store in an airtight container.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Vivian | stayaliveandcooking

    These look really good! It’s okay to not invent every recipe, you’d go crazy from the deadlines. And what’s wrong with chocolate chip ANYTHING?! 😀
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    1. Mir

      Yep, it’s hard to be creative all the time. Sometimes I just want to use a cookbook!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh I love the idea of chocolate chip sticks! Such a fun and delicious way to eat them. I hope you enjoy your break and get to relax, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      I’ve had a very relaxing week, Gayle. Now back to reality!

  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Oh my gawsh, how fun are these sticks, Mir!! A cross between biscotti and chocolate chip cookies sounds amazingly delish! And these are totally the perfect shape for dunking in milk! Boy is going to go crazy over these! I wish I had some wise words on how to live stress free, but I’m terrible at managing stress! So if you figure it out, please do let me know!! Hope you have a fabulous vacation, girlfriend!! Pinned! Cheers <3
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    1. Mir

      I’ll let you know if I manage to jettison the stress, girl. I’m not good at it either!

  4. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Of course you had me at biscotti and chocolate chip cookies! I’m glad you’re taking some time for yourself…so important to pay attention to the signs and then honor them. Recharge and reboot! Have a lovely week off, my friend!
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    1. Mir

      Recharging is a must, but sometimes people can’t. I’m lucky that I got to do it this time around!

  5. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Hey Mir! I totally hear you on the stress. Have you ever heard of the Bullet Journal? It’s a system that lets you consolidate all your to-do lists, and it’s been a lifesaver for me. If you Google it, you will find a video that shows you how it works. Meantime, I prescribe lots and lots of these chocolate chip cookie sticks! xoxo
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    1. Mir

      I’ve gotta try that! Bullet journaling sounds like just my thing, Kate!

  6. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Have a good break Mir! And I am sure these chocolate chip sticks will help you in remaining stress free!

    1. Mir

      I gave them to my parents in exchange for watching my kids, so they are helping me stay stress-free! 😉

  7. Aria

    Enjoy your vacation! These look so good – chocolate chip sticks? Ahh, better than pretzel sticks!
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    1. Mir

      SO much better than pretzel sticks!

  8. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These look amazing! They kind of remind me of the soft-baked version of those Trader Joe’s cookie dunkers, which I’m OBSESSED with 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I love those cookie dunkers!

  9. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, to help with stress, I say get a lot of sleep (which is something I am horrible at) and regular exercise or yoga. Running really helps me de-stress. and baking 🙂 sometimes. 🙂 I love these chocolate chip sticks! a cross between biscotti and chocolate chip cookies?! sounds fabulous! and I hope you are able to enjoy spring break with your kids! have a great week off!
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom recently posted…Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding + A GiveawayMy Profile

    1. Mir

      All good tips, Alice. I’m really good at getting enough sleep and exercising, but still wake up tired. Maybe that’s just motherhood? Anyway, the vacay has been a little slice of heaven. I need Florida sun all the time!

  10. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    These sticks look mouth-watering! I wish I had one with a tall glass of milk right now. I hear what you’re saying about stress and everybody everywhere needing something from you. Story of my life right here. I wish the world wasn’t so fast-paced. I wonder sometimes if it’s just Florida that’s fast-paced!
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    1. Mir

      That’s so funny. I was in FL for vacation and everything seemed so much slower. I feel like DC is in a constant mad rush!

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