Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks

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Just when I thought I had run out of ways to make chocolate chip cookies, I got an idea.

Cookies in stick form.

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One of the best parts of these cookie sticks is that they’re ready in under a half hour from start to finish.

Stir the dough together in one bowl, no need for a mixer, just press it into the pan and bake.

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Because they’re baked in a pan, there’s no need to worry about spreading so you don’t have to chill the dough.

The baking time is brief and before you know it, you’re eating cookies. Or sticks.

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks - Recipe at averiecooks.com

To make them, I combined my recipes for Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies, my go-to Blondie base recipe, along with Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars.

So many cookies and versions on a theme, but chocolate chip cookies never get old.

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks - Recipe at averiecooks.com

There’s no butter in them and instead I used canola oil. I used canola oil when I made Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies.

And baking with coconut oil has produced some of my favorite cookies ever, including Soft Batch Dark Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Cookies.

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Oil keeps cakes and muffins softer and moister than butter, and it kept the sticks soft, pliable, tender, and moist. I didn’t miss the butter flavor because I was too distracted by all the chocolate, but if you prefer melted butter, go for it.

There’s plenty of chocolate chunks lining the entire length of the sticks because I want chocolate in every bite.

The chocolate chunks remind me of lane dividers on roads.

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks - Recipe at averiecooks.com

They’re very soft with just a bit of chewiness. I kept them on the underbaked side because I prefer smooshy and gooey to crispy and crunchy.

Although the words crispy and cookies are mutually exclusive in my world, for firmer sticks, bake them for an extra couple minutes.

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They’re so fast and easy to whip up and are perfect for lunch boxes, car snacks, or to toss in your purse for those you-never-know moments. I seem to have plenty of those.

Since they’re the same shape as granola bars, I pretended they were healthy granola bars instead of a cookies.

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Remember the children’s game Pick Up Sticks?

These are the kind of sticks I want to pick up.

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks - There's NO BUTTER in these soft & chewy sticks! A fun & easy twist on chocolate chip cookies!

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Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sticks

By Averie Sunshine
These sticks are a fun twist on chocolate chip cookies, but are much less fussy than cookies and are very fast to make, and ready from start to finish in under a half hour. They’re soft, moist, tender, and have plenty of chocolate to satisfy your chocolate chip cookie cravings. They’re portable, make great snacks, and you can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies, in any form.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients  

  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup canola or vegetable oil, 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter may be substituted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • about 3/4 cup chocolate chunks or chips (I used Enjoy Life Mega Chunks

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with aluminum foil and leave overhang, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients (through vanilla).
  • Add the next 4 ingredients (through optional salt), and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
  • Turn dough out into prepared pan, using a spatula or fingers to smoosh dough into corners. Smooth top lightly with a spatula.
  • Arrange chocolate chunks in rows (if desired) or simply sprinkle them evenly over the surface; press chunks is lightly, enough so they’re anchored and bake into the dough or will be prone to falling out of the baked sticks.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes (sticks in photos were baked 19 minutes; for crispier sticks, add 2 to 5 minutes to baking time), or just until set in the center; don’t overbake because sticks firm up as they cool. Allow to cool completely in pan before lifting out with foil overhang.
  • Place the large slab of baked dough on a cutting board and with a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut into sticks. In order to get clean lines and very neat looking sticks as shown in the photos, you must wait for slab of dough to cool completely before slicing. Sticks will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 94mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. You’ve done it again, Averie! These cookies are amazing and are perfectly suited to a glass of cold milk. I use so many of your recipes now that maybe I should just have an “Averie Cooks” board!

  2. These look amazing! I love the idea of thinking of them as healthy granola bars. They say your mind is the most powerful weapon so if you think hard enough, maybe they will be become skinny jeans-friendly!

  3. I just made these–used coconut oil and mixed the chocolate chips throughout the batter and YUM. They’re chewy, chocolatey, lick your fingers good! This is the perfect quick lazy cookie recipe :)

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and with the coconut oil, mmmm good – love coconut oil! Lazy cookies are a good thing :)

  4. Mmm… I just made these. It took me about 40 minutes from the moment I looked at them until I was enjoying them with a cup of tea. I baked them in round pie pan, used corn flour instead of corn starch and used normal shaped chocolate chips. Turned out perfect. They taste like something from a famous cookie shop. Very soft and gooey. This one is a keeper!

    1. So glad you enjoyed these and that you think they taste like something from a famous cookie shop! That’s wonderful to hear!

    1. Probably although I haven’t tried it. If you do, LMK! I actually think coconut oil would be great in them, but also haven’t tried that either…:)

  5. I baked them for 16 minutes but it was a bit too gooey for my liking, but i put them back in the oven again for 10 minutes the next day and they came out wonderful! Tastes better than subway cookies :)

    1. Glad you found the perfect timing in your oven so they turned out better than Subway cookies :)

  6. Hi Averie – this looks like a great recipe! I like how you’re taking different spins on a classic cookie. I will definitely be trying. My question is this – can I subsitute the canola oil for coconut oil and still have the same results?

  7. I thought these were a great idea too. I had trouble making them though…not sure why….
    The edges poofed up higher than the rest …which didn’t allow for making nice-looking sticks unless I cut off the edges…but at that point, I didn’t have a lot left to make sticks, since I was left with a 6×6 inch square. The insides were raw and oily. I tried putting the sticks back into the oven to bake longer but they just spread into a mess.

    1. Mine were pretty oily too, although not raw. You should have baked until they were done, whatever that meant in your oven and ingredients. But you can see in the pics that mine were pretty moist/oily and the edges are also raised. You can see the ‘slope’, so it sounds like yours came out as the recipe would indicate, other than just probably a few more mins in the oven the first time (all at once) would have done the trick; and also solved the oily issue to an extent. Thanks for trying the recipe.

    1. So glad to hear you’ve made them twice in a week. Wonderful! And I agree…such an easy one to whip out quickly!

  8. What an interesting take on chocolate chip cookies. Here are my thoughts:

    1. using oil instead of butter really lets some other flavors shine through, flavors you don’t always notice in choc chip cookies, like…

    2. I used dark brown sugar and my homemade almond/vanilla extract. Plus, I think putting the chocolate on top gives you more “cookie” that you can taste.

    3. oil instead of melted butter to make these quickly, genius!

    4. really good right out of the oven and still good the next day.

    1. Thanks for trying them and for all the great observations! I love comments like these! And glad they stayed nice and soft for you, the next day, too!

  9. Oh my goodness. I have no words to describe how much I want one of these!! Using oil in bar (or stick) cookies is something I’ve never had a chance to try – maybe it’s time.

    Have a great weekend!

  10. How fun! Why is it cookies seems so much more alluring when they’re in sticks? I wish I had one now with my morning coffee!

  11. This is probably one of the most unique cookie recipes I have ever read. It’s very unique because it’s not shaped like the traditional chocolate chip cookies. This is something my kids would love. We used to buy store-bought cookie sticks but it’s getting pretty costly for me. This would spare me the expense since I can now bake my own.

  12. I agree with Jackie! Puhleeease do an easy bar/cookie recipe because you, my friend, are the queen! A loooong time ago I found an ancient issue of some cooking magazine in our garage and they had a recipe for chocolate chip cookie sticks in it. For the longest time, it was my go-to recipe; so easy to make, different than a traditional cookie, and tasted good! That recipe used oil as well, but my sticks were never quite as puffy and purty as yours. Also, where have those hunky chunks of chocolate been all my life?!

    1. I would love that topic. I would love it if a publisher would believe that it’s ‘intriguing’ enough. I know my readers want it and I want to do it. Maybe one day :)

  13. I love the way those little lines of chunks look! These cookie bars are like the perfect transportable little treats!

  14. These look great! Question: could this recipe be doubled and baked in a 9×13? Please advise. Thanks in advance!

  15. Cookies in stick form?! GENIUS! Although these are way too dangerous to have around the house – Jason and I would not have self-control at all.

  16. Oh how fun! Gimme a glass of milk and the entire pan of these delicious CCC sticks… and leave me alone! ;-)

  17. Awesome idea! I can never turn down a chocolate chip cookie, no matter what it looks like. :)

  18. Averie! I am totally and completely and entirely in love with your blog! Your recipes are beyond amazing, your personality is fun and relatable and your design is super cute. I’ve made your Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies a million times because they are just so darn good! I could finish a whole batch by myself. Do you have a cookbook? I agree with Jackie up there. You really need to make one. You have a lot of talent.

  19. You are so brilliant with these 30-minutes-one-bowl cookies, that should seriously b your next book. I would totally buy it.

  20. Sometimes when I made cookies when I was younger, I’d be too impatient to do a few pans of cookies (we almost always did triple batches) so I’d press them into pans and be done. So much faster!

  21. So interesting about the canola oil…love that tip! I noticed these on Pinterst this morning before I checked my email and instantly knew these were yours. They are gorgeously delightful! (=

  22. Such a fun play on words: pick up sticks…these are the kind you want to pick up! LOVE! And they DO look like lane dividers! These are great for a treat for kiddos with a glass of milk for dunking them in. Great idea on an old standard, Averie! :-)

  23. I love your stick idea! Seems so much easier to eat. I’m a chocolate fan, too, and these look completely delicious!
    Blessings,
    Kim

  24. Oh man, I love chocolate chunk anything and these sticks look so good and so perfect for snacking! I simply love it!!

  25. Okay so I’ve made cookie sticks but they were never this CUTE!! xoxo Love them!

  26. Averie , you are a culinary genius! I love this idea. And I’m always looking for different shapes of cookies for my holiday cookie platters to break up the round, round, round that usually dominates the cookie scene. Cool!

  27. You are always so creative! I am definitely trying these and dipping them in chocolate! :)

  28. Averie, reading this post is dangerous for my waistline. The fact that I could be eating a pan of these in half an hour (and I DO mean “pan” because I’m not sharing) makes me want to make them tonight, as soon as I get home. Fuggedabout dinner – this should be the main event! I love that you think about cookies so often because then you come up with brilliant ideas like this one.

  29. Oh my gosh. These are such a good idea. They would be great for dipping into frosting or sauce. Perfect indulgence!

  30. I LOVE cookie sticks! Yours look super thick and chewy and my favorite part–they’ve got BIG chocolate chunks!

  31. Adore the cookie sticks idea! What a fun variation from bar cookies or drop cookies. These look so gooey and almost underdone – exactly how I like my cookies! I can’t wait to try.

  32. I love these stick cookies, they are perfect for dipping in a tall glass of cold milk or caramel sauce!

  33. Cookie sticks! What a great idea!! It’s like a biscotti. I could see serving these to kids with a glass of milk for dunking. I haven’t done that in ages.

    I really like the layout of the recipes on your blog, by the way. And the inclusion of the timing is awesome too, especially for planning purposes.

  34. Cookie sticks – I love it! I was thinking it reminded me of fingers, but in a good way! Love to try these out – thanks!

  35. I really appreciate the chocolate in every bite thing – great call! I want to dip some in milk right now. :)

  36. I love that these use no butter- I use so much butter baking that it’s almost time to buy stock in it and I’ve been looking for butter alternatives! I would have never thought about using oil in cookies! These look so moist and chewy and wonderful.

    1. For something like this that’s baked in a pan, it’s an easy call that you don’t have to worry about spreading issues. In cookies, I use coconut oil 1:1 in place of butter but you have to chill the dough otherwise they will spread. But I adore!! coconut oil cookies!

  37. Total YUM! It’s amazing how eating a chocolate chip cookie in stick form vs. cookie form makes a big difference in enjoyment and texture. Just a totally new, different experience! Love it!

    1. I read your status updates on FB 3-4 days ago and hope things are okay now! Whew! I wish I could give you some cookie sticks to snack on :)

  38. What a fun shape – perfect for dipping into some chocolate, caramel or Biscoff sauce! You need to try cookies on a lollipop stick next! ;)

  39. Does your creativity have no limits, Averie?! These look awesome. I’ve never seen anything like these, and I’ve got to try them for myself! :)

  40. I love cookies in stick form, especially when I’m feeling impatient. These would be perfect to dunk in coffee!

  41. My mouth is watering, Averie! These are so adorable and look incredibly moist! YUM!

  42. I just love these! Food tastes better when it’s fun to eat, and these fit the bill perfectly! Pinned! xo

  43. Well clearly I’m going to need at least half a dozen or so of these ;) Fun idea!

  44. These are a great idea! Sometimes cookies seem so fussy with scooping and forming and chilling and checking. These are super easy and those underbaked centers are calling my name!

    1. totally easy! And I saw your sliders. I also saw like 3 other blogs with sliders today…they’re going around!

  45. These look delicious! At first, I thought the chocolate chunks were Tootsie Rolls. haha! I’m curious, because I’m not baking savvy at all, why did you decide not to put the chocolate chunks in the batter? Was it for ease of cutting? Thanks!

    1. Ease of cutting and for something different. I have about 167 recipes that use choc chips or chunks baked in – so this was a nice change :)

  46. Your cookies always looks SO GOOD and almost raw-ish! I’m a good way. I love my cookies like that. I’ll be making these as soon as it isn’t 98 degrees outside in Denver…(with no AC)….Yum!

    1. Well you barely have to run your oven – 20 mins tops, so it won’t heat your house up too badly!

  47. Awesome… just when I thought there were no more ways to EAT choc chip cookies.

    Thanks!

  48. Oh my goodness, how fun are these?! Love it! I made some M&M cookie sticks last year, and they were such a hit. Everyone loves a little variety with their cookies! Yours seriously look SO good. Chewy, soft, and slightly gooey in the middle. Just the way I prefer my cookies!

  49. I have too many cookie favorites to name one (I might be able to narrow it down to a list of 25 similar to your post 6/7), and these look just as yummy as all of your others! I made the hit the trail vegan cookies (with coconut oil) and PB soft serve over the weekend (they went very well together). I love all the texture in those cookies, and I needed an eggless recipe when that craving hit me. Next up is either the coconut carrot cake or molasses-ginger cookies.

    1. Wow, you were busy with my cookbook and so glad to hear it! Yea the Hit The Trail -I made those like almost 2 years ago now! wow! And then just recently when I made the vegan Healthy Miracle Cookies on my blog, I realized after the fact, wow, they’re quite similar. The banana being the biggest difference. And PB Softserve…omg that photo shoot. I will never forget that ice cream or that photo shoot. We were having an unseasonal hot snap in San Diego and everything was melting in like….3 mins. I had to start over many times just to get a couple pics that didn’t look like soup :) Coconut carrot cake – really good but I will always love molasses cookies more than just about any other, they’re just my thing :)

  50. Is it strange that I think of Lincoln logs with these cookie sticks? They look so gooey and I love it!

  51. These look so good Averie! An awesome, creative remix of chocolate chip/chunk cookies. They look so soft and gooey and chewy. All of my favorite things about cookies! A combination of four of your best cookie/blondie recipes. I love that you used oil too, you can just *see* how moist these are inside. And yes, I want to pick them all up too. The chocolate to dough ratio looks perfect with all those chunks!

    1. When I saw that you posted choc chunk cookies for your post today, I was like, well at least hers are cookies and mine are sticks :) One of those eerily similar posts/timing things that we have a knack of doing all the time!

      And these babies were so moist. There is nothing worse than a dry cookie/bar/cake, and these are anything but :)

  52. What a creative idea! What a fun and interesting way to eat chocolate chip cookies. Being sticks, it’s going to make me want to dip it in something lol…maybe chocolate sauce.