Cookie Sticks

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.

Cookie Sticks

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


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

55 Responses to “Cookie Sticks”

  1. Cherine — August 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

    A fabulous treat!


  2. 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 :)


    • 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.

  3. SimplyBakes — August 31, 2012 at 9:24 am

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


  4. 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?


  5. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — August 31, 2012 at 11:02 am

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


  6. 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!


  7. 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)


  8. Holiday Baker Man — August 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

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


  9. 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 :)


  10. 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 :)


    • 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.

  11. Shaina — August 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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


  12. 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!!


  13. 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!


  14. 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? :)


  15. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 31, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Mmm love these sticks!! So fun!


  16. Carol | a cup of mascarpone — September 1, 2012 at 5:05 am

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


  17. 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!


  18. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — September 2, 2012 at 12:07 am

    perfection!! 2 please!!! :)


  19. 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!


  20. 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!


  21. 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!


  22. Dave Norman — September 5, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Looks delicious! Gotta try this today!


  23. 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.


    • 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!

  24. inessa — September 11, 2012 at 1:50 am

    looks delicious!


  25. 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?


  26. 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?


  27. 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! :)


  28. Lexee — June 25, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    These were wonderful!!!


    • 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.

  29. 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


  30. Patricia @ ButterYum — October 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I made them a while back – so much fun!


    • Jamie — October 16, 2013 at 11:05 am


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


  31. 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!


  32. Megan — March 11, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Hi there, found your recipe and I am think of using for a picnic I am going to but I wanted to know whether it would be possible to make the dough and freeze it. So I can just bake the cookies quickly on the day. Thanks


    • Jamie — June 19, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Megan, you definitely can. You can freeze pretty much any drop cookie dough.
      – Jamie

  33. 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!


  34. Patti — July 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I receive the email updates for your blog so I knew about this post the other day. But I just stumbled across it on Reddit too! Not sure if you’re a redditor, but that’s pretty awesome. And I’m excited to make these.


    • Jamie — July 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Thanks for letting me know, Patti!

  35. Naomi Murray — July 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Are these crunchy like the dunkers you get from Trader Joe’s, they look amazing! Thanks


    • Jamie — July 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      I have never had Cruncher Dunkers, but I will totally be on the lookout for them the next time I head to Trader Joe’s! Thanks for stopping by!

  36. Lou — March 28, 2015 at 5:08 am

    It’s the first time I see that ! It looks so delicious !


    • Jamie — March 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

      I hope you get a chance to try them. Thanks for stopping by.


  37. linda — October 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Hi :D these look absolutely fabulous! I want to try making them but can i use vegetable oil instead of canola oil? its the first time im making cookies using oil instead of butter :)

    Thanks :)


    • Jamie — January 5, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Hi, Linda! I think vegetable oil will be just fine. Let me know how they turn out!

  38. Carol — February 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    So I only have veritable oil and no PB chips just chocolate…. Still gonna try the recipe (fingers crossed) 


    • Jamie — February 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      I hope you love them, Carol! Enjoy!

  39. Kruti — April 26, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Hi , can this recipe made eggless ?? I am allergic to eggs !!! Awaiting your reply !!! Thank you 


    • Jamie — April 26, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Hi, Kruti! Try half of a mashed banana or 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce. I hope you enjoy them!

  40. Aditi — November 30, 2016 at 1:55 am

    What can I use instead of peanut butter chips… 
    Been wanting to try this recipe for a while now.. 
    Please let me know 
    Thank you.


    • Jamie — December 1, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Hi, Aditi! You could use extra chocolate chips if you like, or even butterscotch or white chocolate chips. Let me know how you like them!

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