Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Slice


This is a recipe that I got from my dear friend Marie, and have been making it for over 25 years now. The other day my youngest was having a study night with a friend, and just as I was getting ready to leave the house she asked...."do we have a snack, cookies or something". What? We had nothing, So being the great mom that I am, I decided to time myself, see how long it would take to make these and have all the ingredients back in the pantry and dirty dishes in the dishwasher and the slice in the oven. It took 6 minutes and 37 seconds! (I am not a speedy person and just did it the way I normally do). So when you think you don't have time to whip something up, think again. I put it in the oven and left. The slice was in the oven to bake, and 25 minutes later the girls enjoyed warm and chewy cookie slice with ice cream.
However the next time I made this I goofed, Ooops I for got to set the timer and left them in the oven to long.  I just changed the name to Chocolate chip cookie slice "Biscotti".
It still works, the key is don't panic when you make something if it doesn't work. Even seasoned cooks goof, I should know I have had a lot of practice ;)

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (I also cut down on the sugar by 1/2 c. sometimes even 3/4c.)
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil or canola
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I use half because I use sea salt and you need less)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (oops, more fell in, oh well)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

  1. Combine oil, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir till combined.
  3. Grease a 10 x 15** pan and press dough into it using your hands that have been moistened with a little water. It may look like it will not spread will and that you have some bald spots but do not worry it covers the pan well as it bakes.
  4. Bake at 300 for 20-25 minutes*, or until a very light brown. You don't want to over bake it unless you want it to be like Biscotti of course, then go right ahead.... ;)
*My oven it takes about 30 minutes, I don't always have the same results with baking time, so watch your at the 20-25 minute mark, you want a very light brown and the top looks shiny.
** Also if you really want to have a very chewy cookie slice then I do the recipe 1 1/2 times, to make them extra chewy and then bake them 7 minutes or so longer, but remember every oven is different.

30 comments:

  1. I must ry these.Anything with chocolate chips in is a favourite around here.

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  2. MMM! Great idea. I love 'simple' and this would be easy enough. How funny you timed yourself down to the second! VERY impressive...=)

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  3. These look great! I am loving it over here so I am following along.

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  4. Sounds easy to make! I'll give this one a try!

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  5. Love the oops!

    Am going to make this today, and will time myself, too!

    Thanks

    Ruth

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  6. Oh Char you have me laughing..but hey we all 'goof up' sometimes and we make the best of it!
    This slice looks delicious.

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  7. Chocolate chip anything is my favorite! I am on a diet this week and I found myself almost lickig my computer screen over this post! You can bet I will be making these as soon as I can.
    AMY

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  9. For the sake of my waistline and those of my co-workers, please stop posting such wonderful-looking desserts! Any ideas for dinner? :)

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  10. this looks PHENOMENAL! chocolate chips need to be in everything... anyway, thanks for sharing, looks great!
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  11. Charlotte thanks for the great recipe I tried them this morning and they are delish. You may be faster than you think,I had to hurry like mad to get all your steps done in 6 min. 30 sec.They were well worth it.

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  12. oohh, cant wait to try this!

    vicki

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  13. I made this recipe tonight. Very tasty. Next time I would cut down the sugar, and/or use dark chocolate rather then milk chocolate chips. My oven also took at least 30 min to cook these through if not more, but my pan was smaller then suggested.

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  14. These look wonderful and easy. I love the easy part!!

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  15. I went home and made these last night for my hubby - very yummy. Thanks for this simple & quick recipe.

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  16. I made this yesterday, pulling it out of the oven right before the kids came home from school. The kids eagerly tried it and declared it "SO GOOD!" I will be making it again tomorrow when I have 15 teenage girls over for their youth group night.
    PS- I made it in 8 minutes..I had to measure my cookie sheet.

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  17. Can I sub butter for the oil, and if so do you have a rough idea of how much to use?

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  18. Anon/I suppose equal amounts of butter to oil would work, but personally have not tried it. If you try it come back to let us know how it worked....
    To those of you who timed your self and could not beat my time, remember i have been making these for over 25 years....if you make them for that long, you would likely beat my time :)

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  19. these were wonderful. quicker than toll house bar cookies, probably because of using oil and the easy mixing. I used half white chips and half semi sweet. also cut the sugar to 3/4 cup of dark brown. really good.

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  20. Made these the other night for unexpected company. They were quick and well received by all. i made it on a smaller pan. Timing myself went out the window when I realized I had to refill my flour and sugar canister from downstairs. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe.

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  21. My kids are sitting playing Monopoly & I just put a plate of the squares in front of them. The first comment after each of them had taken a bite? "MOM YOU SHOULD MAKE THESE MORE OFTEN!!!" I cut the amount of brown sugar down to a cup and they were amply sweet. I also used dark chocolate chips. Thanks so much for sharing. I will make these again as they are so easy to throw together!

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  22. Wonderful recipe! So easy and quick - a big hit. My husband even prefers these to actual cookies, and they're so much easier!

    Thanks!!

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  23. I have these in the oven now. Very quick to mix together. I used apple sauce in place of the oil & cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup (slightly more, b/c it wasn't quite packed). I also had to increase the flour by about 3/8 of a cup, b/c it was too runny. The raw dough tasted pretty good!

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  24. These are amazing. My whole family loved them and they were do easy to make! Will make often!

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  25. Loved This recipe! The same great taste as a chocolate chip cookie but so much faster!

    KWoods

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  26. I did 1.5 times the recipe and subbed 1 cup of butter for the oil. It was pretty runny so I ended up adding about 3/4 cup more flour. I baked for 25 minutes and they came out wonderfully!!! Thanks!

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  27. Just took mine out of the oven. They're delicious but taste and have the consistancy of a muffin/cake rather then a cookie. ?? not sure why - but still taste great!
    I did make some changes to the recipe (husband says I can never leave well enough alone!) I substituted applesauce for the oil, which made it more runny so I added more flour and also some unsweetened coconut.

    Next time will try and add some mini marshmallows on top for the last few minutes of baking as my boys LOVE marshmallows!

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  28. we make these all the time! absolutely deliicious. if i run out of vanilla and substitute it for almond oil, or peppermint oil , which gives it a different little taste. pretty good , actually . :)

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    1. That sounds like a good idea, I have used coconut extract as well.

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  29. I cut the sugar to one cup and used margarine and they were still absolutely delicious! So much easier than cookies and my mother, who usually doesn't even like chocolate chip cookies, liked them too. I put it in a 9X13 inch glass dish and baked it in the convection oven for about thirty minutes.

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