Cookie Sticks

by Jamie on August 31, 2012

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I kind of love that My Baking Addiction has sparked a bit of a baking addiction in my own mom. Growing up, Mom was one heck of a cook. But because the rest of us are neurotic with food, Mom spent all her time dealing with our food issues instead of baking for pleasure. (I’m not kidding. When it comes to vegetables, my brother Jared will only eat broccoli. Ever. And it has to be covered in Cheez Wiz or ranch dressing.)

Now that she doesn’t have to deal with all our crazy on a daily basis, she can actually bake what she wants, and even has a well-stocked baker’s shelf full of specialty pans, cute cupcake liners, and cookie scoops.

I really dig that we get to bond over recipes she comes across in magazines and cookbooks, too. Earlier this week, she texted me a photo of Cookie Sticks from her new Taste of Home cookbook. The recipe looked nice and easy, and the creative shape immediately drew me in.

You know I can’t leave well enough alone, so I tweaked the recipe, adding in peanut butter and peanut butter chips to an already delicious base recipe. And then my ADD got the best of me while I was multitasking – at least that’s what I like to call it.

I sort of skimmed the method for shaping the sticks and ended up forming one large cookie log as opposed to the recommended two smaller – more manageable logs. This meant a longer baking time and some pretty serious Cookie Sticks.

I’m pretty sure this fun, creative spin on a typical chocolate chip cookie might just be the perfect after school snack. And let’s be honest, dunking a Cookie Stick in a tall glass of milk is always going to go better than dunking a boring round cookie.

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Cookie Sticks

August 31st, 2012

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:


1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and mix until well combined. Fold in the peanut butter chips and divide dough in half.

3. On the prepared baking sheet, shape each portion into a 15-in. x 3-in. rectangle about 3 in. apart. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; pressing them lightly into the dough.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 6-7 minutes. (Bake for 8-9 minutes for crispier cookies.) Cool for about 10 minutes. Cut with a serrated knife into 1-in. strips; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

My Baking Addiction adapted from Taste of Home

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Cherine August 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

A fabulous treat!


avatar Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes} August 31, 2012 at 9:21 am

The only part of making cookies I don’t like is the long wait, because I have a tiny oven. This just solves all those problems :)


avatar Stefanie September 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Yeah, plus this would make it so much easier for traveling or for little ones to handle.


avatar SimplyBakes August 31, 2012 at 9:24 am

I support shaping them into one large cookie log and just cutting them afterwards! :D Beautiful!


avatar Cookbook Queen August 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

How fun that the two of you get to share baking…I hope my kids love baking one day too.

Jon David would be all over these cookie sticks!! We’d probably pair them with marshmallow or caramel dip…overkill?


avatar Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray August 31, 2012 at 11:02 am

Even better for dipping in milk! Love it. :)


avatar Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

How fun! I wonder how using oil instead of butter affects the taste. Can’t wait to try this recipe!


avatar Tom August 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

I have not made these yet but I think it might be easier scoring the cookie dough using a pizza dough cutter just before baking? You can cut them in any shapes they all are good. :o)


avatar Holiday Baker Man August 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

Quick and easy…just perfect! Thank you for the post.


avatar Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes August 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I love the cool shape of these! So nice that you two can bond over recipes :)


avatar Lynette W. August 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Love it! Do you have a link to the original recipe? Or do you think your basic choco-chip cookie recipe would suffice? My kiddos love dunking and I’m sure I’ll be making this sometime soon for them all :)


avatar Jamie August 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hi, Lynette! There is a link to the recipe at the bottom of the recipe print box. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by.


avatar Shaina August 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I love it. It’s like biscotti for kids.


avatar Tracy August 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm

These look so fun! Thanks for the link to the original as well, although instead of omitting the peanut butter I’ll probably just sub SunButter instead. Yum!!


avatar Becca - Cookie Jar Treats August 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Ooh. It’s like biscotti… only more like a cookie! These look amazing. I kind of wish I wasn’t going away this weekend so I could make these. When I get back, I will have to make them!


avatar Ann P. August 31, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I saw cookie dunkers at Trader Joe’s and I knew I had to try them! This is a great way, and I love the peanut butter flavor twist. What goes better with chocolate than PB? :)


avatar Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 31, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Mmm love these sticks!! So fun!


avatar Carol | a cup of mascarpone September 1, 2012 at 5:05 am

What an awesome idea!!! Love it!!!


avatar Sarah September 1, 2012 at 7:05 am

Hi Jamie, just wanted to say I love the site – so many great ideas, thanks for the inspiration. My husband would love these cookie sticks. Very dunkable and cute!


avatar Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy September 2, 2012 at 12:07 am

perfection!! 2 please!!! :)


avatar Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth September 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

I love this idea! My husband loves the “Dunkers” cookies from Trader Joe’s and this would be so much better!


avatar Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen September 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

That’s fun that you and your mom are both bakers, your family must love all the treats you two make!


avatar Allison September 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I had something like this at a fourth of july picnic over the summer and I’ve been looking for a recipe ever since. Thank you, and your sweet mama – these look amazing!


avatar Dave Norman September 5, 2012 at 7:41 am

Looks delicious! Gotta try this today!


avatar Amy September 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Made these last weekend. Hubby said they were so good I had to get them out of the house. Hahaha. Took them to work the next day and they were gone within minutes. Everyone LOVED them. Will definitely make these again. Mmmmmm, maybe sooner then I was planning.


avatar Jamie September 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I am so glad you enjoyed the cookie sticks! Thanks so much for coming back and telling us your thoughts on the recipe. Have a great week!


avatar inessa September 11, 2012 at 1:50 am

looks delicious!


avatar Bekkie September 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I want to attempt this recipe so badly, but I wonder if it’s possible to leave out the peanut butter and still have the proper consistency?


avatar Christine February 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I made mine without PB or the PB chips and mine turned out fine:


avatar Debbie October 12, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I had to cook mine WAY longer than suggested cook time as the inside was almost raw after stated time. Anyone else have this probleM?


avatar Christine February 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I made these quite a while ago and never commented as I’d meant to, for some reason. These turned out awesome for me, though I used just milk chocolate without the PB (just a personal preference). Here’s a link to my blog post featuring your recipe:

Thanks for sharing! :)


avatar Lexee June 25, 2013 at 8:28 pm

These were wonderful!!!


avatar Jamie July 2, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Thanks so much for commenting on your experience with the recipe. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thanks for stopping by – have a great day.


avatar Amanda Bryan October 14, 2013 at 4:40 am

I’ve just made these this morning and they are really lovely. After turning out my cupboards however, i didnt have any peanut butter so used regular butter instead with a handfull of chopped cashews. I will definitely try the ‘untweaked’ version next time. Thank you so much for the recipe ♥ xxx


avatar Patricia @ ButterYum October 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I made them a while back – so much fun!


avatar Jamie October 16, 2013 at 11:05 am


That’s great to hear! Have a wonderful day!



avatar Aley January 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Hey, I love this recipe, but can you send me a link of how to do it without all the peanuts? While I love peanuts my husband is completely allergic!


avatar Jamie January 10, 2014 at 11:16 am

Hi Aley,
The link was at the bottom of the recipe. This is it:
- Jamie


avatar Jody April 3, 2014 at 8:51 am

Am I the only one stating the obvious…BISCOTTI? Italians have been making “sticks” for years. LOL Anyway, these look good, and will be giving them a try!


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