Chocolate chip cookies were the first treat I ever learned to bake. I perfected the recipe printed on the back of the bag of semi-sweet morsels until I felt positive that a better chocolate chip cookie couldn’t be made. I baked them for every occasion, even when the occasion was “I feel like cookies.”
And then I discovered Sally’s chocolate chip cookie recipe and my whole world changed.
Her recipe has only a few subtle differences from mine, but they make an amazingly huge impact on the result! The main change is the substitution of half of the flour for boxed cake mix, which gives the cookies a richer, sweeter flavor.
She also encouraged the addition of colored sprinkles into the dough for a funfetti effect! As a huge funfetti fan, I am all over this.
My favorite tip of hers is to push a few chocolate chips into the top of the cookies just after they come out of the oven. Don’t they make them look so pretty?
I baked a batch last weekend using Sally’s recipe and mixed in my own special addition — butterscotch chips. The cake mix gives these cookies a vanilla flavor that I think balances perfectly with the sweet butterscotch.
The red and green chips are from a holiday bag of classic Nestle Toll House semi-sweet morsels that I found in the holiday section of my grocery store. Those, along with the red and green funfetti sprinkles make these perfect for this time of year!
This cookie has quickly become my all-time favorite thing to bake. They are super easy and so delicious. My husband and I finished this batch off in just a few days.
What are your favorite treats to bake for the holidays?