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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: Spread Holiday Baking Cheer

The holidays are the time of year where baking is a necessity. I’ve always loved it. I grew up watching my mom make batches upon batches of goodies–she would make everyone from fudge to cookies to jalapeño cheese bread (which is my favorite!)

Now, we all know that eating all of the amazing goodies made for us this time of year aren’t the most health conscious foods. But cant we make them better? Yes, we can by baking with one of the soft spread brands instead of butter (Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter) in our recipes. I have one I made to show you today, and I bet you’re going to be inspired to whip up your very own batch when you’re done reading.

A lot of people have negative ideas about soft spreads, and I’m here to help dispel some of these false accusations. Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Promise, Brummel & Brown, and Imperial are ALL a part of the Good to Know Initiative. Did you know:

These spreads have…

  • 0g Trans Fats per serving
  • Contain no partially hydrogenated oils
  • Have no cholesterol
  • Are 70% less fat than butter per serving
  • Have 30% fewer calories than butter per serving

I decided to take the challenge and do some baking with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter–my findings were great, I promise you!

The recipe:

Delicious One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® All Purpose Sticks
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Beat I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® All Purpose Sticks with sugars in large bowl with electric mixer or wooden spoon until smooth. Beat in vanilla, egg and baking soda. Stir in flour until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks and cool completely.

We had an amazing time making these, from the beginning Zoey was watching me from the sidelines continually asking if I was done with her cookies!

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I put the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter sticks and both sugars in the bowl then beat until they were smooth.

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I then added the egg and baking soda, combined them, then incorporated the chocolate chips.

I had a hard time resisting the urge to eat the dough…it is kind of like kryptonite to me!

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I also want to take a moment to show off my new KitchenAid stand mixer, Bryan surprised me with it when I came home from my hair appointment. I guess talking about it on Facebook was all I needed to do to get one for Christmas. 😉

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I baked them on my new cookie sheet (which one person will win!) and the awesome Silpat baking sheet liner (also a prize!) which made it super easy to remove the cookies. The Silpat liner is the best invention ever for people who bake a lot of sweets or sticky things.

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After they baked for 10 minutes, rested on the sheet, and were transferred to my cooling rack I decided it was time to take the picture. I’m proud of how these turned out:

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Zoey absolutely loved them, as did I (I had one and only one…that was extremely hard to do!) She had this very interesting look on her face when she ate her first one:

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Now, one of you will win an awesome set of baking goodies so you can try out a recipe that uses a soft spread instead of butter. I’m also inviting you to enter the Making Life Better Confection Perfection contest, where they’re giving away a KitchenAid Stand Mixer every day!

Giveaway:

One winner will receive the following:

  • Silpat® baking sheet liner
  • Steel Cooling Rack
  • Nonstick cookie sheet
  • Stainless steel cookie scoop
  • $10 gift card to purchase your Unilever spread of choice and baking ingredients

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I received products to facilitate my review, but all opinions are my own.

117 Comments on Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: Spread Holiday Baking Cheer

  1. rich morris
    December 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM (3 years ago)

    i’d make some sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies

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  2. rich morris
    December 13, 2012 at 6:01 PM (3 years ago)

    i entered the Confection Perfection Contest w/ this address: rmorris2203 at gmail dot com

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  3. Jennifer B
    December 13, 2012 at 6:41 PM (3 years ago)

    Oatmeal choc. chip

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  4. Wendy McBride
    December 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM (3 years ago)

    chocolate chip

    wendym at cableone dot net

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  5. Jamie
    December 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make shortbread cookies.

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  6. D Schmidt
    December 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make Snickerdoodle cookies

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  7. Brenda Brown
    December 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make Chocolate Chip!! MMM!

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  8. Tamara B.
    December 13, 2012 at 7:39 PM (3 years ago)

    I love cut out sugar cookies with lots of icing and sprinkles

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  9. Sharon Rooney
    December 13, 2012 at 7:54 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make butter spritz cookies

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  10. Lagean (Gena)
    December 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make peanut butter cookies!
    [email protected]

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  11. Rae Higgins
    December 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM (3 years ago)

    Nestles Toll House

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  12. Colleen Maurina
    December 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make snickerdoodles – they’re my favorite!

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  13. Ann Fantom
    December 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM (3 years ago)

    I would make peanut butter blossoms

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  14. Jessie C.
    December 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM (3 years ago)

    I’d make sugar cookies

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  15. Cynthia C
    December 14, 2012 at 10:49 AM (3 years ago)

    I’d make macaroons

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  16. Virginia Rowell
    December 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM (3 years ago)

    Chocolate chip!!!

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  17. Kathy S
    December 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM (3 years ago)

    Sugar cookies!

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  18. Sue Ellison
    December 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM (3 years ago)

    Snickerdoodles

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  19. Cynthia R
    December 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM (3 years ago)

    i would make oatmeal raisin

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  20. Realia M
    December 17, 2012 at 5:02 AM (3 years ago)

    white chocolate macadamia

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  21. Monique Rizzo
    December 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM (3 years ago)

    Cranberry white chocolate.
    Thanks for the chance.
    [email protected]

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  22. Noreen
    December 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM (3 years ago)

    Snicker doodles

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  23. Lorri S
    December 17, 2012 at 5:20 PM (3 years ago)

    I would have to make chocolate chip!

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  24. Wehaf
    December 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM (3 years ago)

    Oatmeal raisin; they’re my favorite.

    Reply
  25. Carly
    December 17, 2012 at 10:56 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make gingerbread men.

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  26. allie
    December 18, 2012 at 8:14 AM (3 years ago)

    I love chocolate chip cookies

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  27. Tamar
    December 18, 2012 at 11:46 AM (3 years ago)

    Peanut butter cookies sound sublime

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  28. latanya
    December 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM (3 years ago)

    oatmeal raisin cookies

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  29. Kristy Thiel
    December 18, 2012 at 12:09 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

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  30. Amy W.
    December 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make chocolate chip cookies.

    Reply
  31. Louis
    December 18, 2012 at 9:39 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make vanilla almond crescents
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  32. Penny Snyder
    December 19, 2012 at 3:31 PM (3 years ago)

    Peanut Butter – my favorite!! [email protected]

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  33. Christine
    December 20, 2012 at 4:35 PM (3 years ago)

    Snickerdoodle cookies

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  34. Julie
    December 20, 2012 at 5:22 PM (3 years ago)

    peanut butter cookies or molasses

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  35. Jessica To
    December 20, 2012 at 6:05 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make M&M and chocolate chip cookies.

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  36. Janet F
    December 20, 2012 at 8:51 PM (3 years ago)

    I entered Confection Perfection contest.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. Janet F
    December 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM (3 years ago)

    Sorry wrong giveaway please delete above 2 tweets.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. Kristen
    December 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make jam thumbprint cookies.

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  39. jennifer lane
    December 21, 2012 at 6:56 PM (3 years ago)

    Mint chocolate chip

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  40. Carol W
    December 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM (3 years ago)

    chocolate chip cookies. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

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  41. Deb K
    December 21, 2012 at 9:47 PM (3 years ago)

    Peanut Butter Blossoms!

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  42. Wanda McHenry
    December 21, 2012 at 9:53 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with mini Reese’s cups chunks

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  43. Cori Westphal
    December 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d probably make some peanut butter cookies. They’re my fave!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  44. Sara Haaf
    December 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM (3 years ago)

    pb kisses

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  45. Kimberly Hilbert
    December 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM (3 years ago)

    Chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies are the ones we usually make.

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  46. Deborah Rosen
    December 24, 2012 at 1:34 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make rumballs. OK, really I’d make peanut butter cookies, but I do love rumballs!

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  47. Daniel M
    December 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM (3 years ago)

    i’d make some oatmeal cookies

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  48. Sarah S
    December 24, 2012 at 5:16 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make chocolate chip cookies.

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  49. alyce poalillo
    December 24, 2012 at 8:32 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make chocolate chip and also butterscotch

    Reply
  50. Jennifer Reed
    December 24, 2012 at 9:15 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make some chocolate crinkle cookies if I won.

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  51. rebecca shockley
    December 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make chocolate chocolate chip

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  52. Angela Cisco
    December 24, 2012 at 11:39 PM (3 years ago)

    Sugar cookies

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  53. christie kammerer
    December 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM (3 years ago)

    chocolate chip for sure

    Reply
  54. Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    December 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM (3 years ago)

    peanut butter!

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  55. Candis Binkley
    December 25, 2012 at 4:21 PM (3 years ago)

    peanut butter….for sure!

    Reply
  56. Peggy Rydzewski
    December 25, 2012 at 5:55 PM (3 years ago)

    oatmeal raisen

    Reply
  57. Dorothy Deakyne
    December 25, 2012 at 6:02 PM (3 years ago)

    peanut butter

    Reply
  58. AEKZ2
    December 25, 2012 at 6:05 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make peanut butter cookies

    Reply
  59. Leslie S.
    December 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM (3 years ago)

    My kids really want us to try to make fortune cookies.

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  60. sheryl cullum
    December 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM (3 years ago)

    Some chocolate chip

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  61. Jennifer
    December 25, 2012 at 7:32 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make snickerdoodle cookies.

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  62. Kiara
    December 25, 2012 at 9:45 PM (3 years ago)

    Chocolate chip cookies.

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  63. Renee G
    December 25, 2012 at 9:46 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make ginger snaps

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  64. April Brenay
    December 25, 2012 at 10:09 PM (3 years ago)

    mint chocolate chip!

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  65. Pauline M
    December 26, 2012 at 12:11 AM (3 years ago)

    I would make some chocolate thumbprint cookies that my kids love!

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  66. Diane W
    December 26, 2012 at 1:28 AM (3 years ago)

    I would make oatmeal walnut cookies.

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  67. Tari Lawson
    December 26, 2012 at 4:17 AM (3 years ago)

    I would like to make these new cranberry coconut cookies I found online.

    Reply
  68. Mary Casper
    December 26, 2012 at 4:39 AM (3 years ago)

    sugar cookies with sprinkles

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  69. Melissa P.
    December 26, 2012 at 5:47 AM (3 years ago)

    Snickerdoodles

    Reply
  70. Diane F
    December 26, 2012 at 5:49 AM (3 years ago)

    Chocolate chip

    Reply
  71. Paula Michele Hafner
    December 26, 2012 at 6:15 AM (3 years ago)

    Peanut Butter Cookies!

    Reply
  72. Deci MacKinnon
    December 26, 2012 at 6:17 AM (3 years ago)

    I would make white chocolate chip

    Reply
  73. Michael Capp
    December 26, 2012 at 6:30 AM (3 years ago)

    peanut butter cookies

    Reply
  74. Jeni Lutz
    December 26, 2012 at 7:23 AM (3 years ago)

    I would make Amish sugar cakes

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  75. Jeni Lutz
    December 26, 2012 at 7:24 AM (3 years ago)

    entered Confection Perfection [email protected]

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  76. Michelle W
    December 26, 2012 at 7:35 AM (3 years ago)

    Chocolate peanut butter cookies

    Reply
  77. trudee carreiro
    December 26, 2012 at 7:49 AM (3 years ago)

    I love making chocolate chip cookies with my mom

    Reply
  78. tracy davis
    December 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM (3 years ago)

    sugar cookies

    Reply
  79. Michelle Tucker
    December 26, 2012 at 8:26 AM (3 years ago)

    I’d make some double chocolate chip cookies.

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  80. Jamie
    December 26, 2012 at 8:28 AM (3 years ago)

    I’d make monster cookies.

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  81. carol
    December 26, 2012 at 8:38 AM (3 years ago)

    my favorite chocolate chip

    Reply
  82. Susan Smith
    December 26, 2012 at 9:03 AM (3 years ago)

    I’d make sugar cookies

    Reply
  83. Jason
    December 26, 2012 at 9:38 AM (3 years ago)

    I would make some Peanut Butter Criss Cross cookies

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  84. susan smoaks
    December 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM (3 years ago)

    i would make mint chocolate chip cookies

    Reply
  85. clynsg
    December 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM (3 years ago)

    Favorites here are chocolate chip.

    Reply
  86. Betty C
    December 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM (3 years ago)

    Chocolate chip and peanut butter. Both are favorites here.

    Reply
  87. Geoff K
    December 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM (3 years ago)

    I’d go with pumpkin chocolate chip!

    Reply
  88. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    December 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM (3 years ago)

    I’d either make chocolate chip (like yours) because those are my kids favorite or I’d make Snickerdoodles. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  89. Nicole C.
    December 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM (3 years ago)

    I would make Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  90. CATHARINE R
    December 26, 2012 at 12:15 PM (3 years ago)

    Cream Cheese Cookies

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  91. harolde
    December 26, 2012 at 12:22 PM (3 years ago)

    Chocolate chunk cookies.

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  92. Molly K
    December 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make snickerdoodles.

    Reply
  93. Shirley Hicks
    December 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM (3 years ago)

    chocolate chip

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  94. ryan minton
    December 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM (3 years ago)

    i would make butter cookies

    [email protected]

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  95. cheryl
    December 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM (3 years ago)

    my fave is chocolate chip cookies

    Reply
  96. Kim W
    December 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM (3 years ago)

    Sugar cookies with sprinkles

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  97. Lori Walker
    December 26, 2012 at 3:02 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make ginger cookies.

    Reply
  98. Tanya White
    December 26, 2012 at 3:42 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make chocolate chip cookies

    Reply
  99. Tamar
    December 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM (3 years ago)

    peanut butter cookies

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  100. Shannon
    December 26, 2012 at 5:05 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make chocolate chip cookies

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  101. Mary Cloud
    December 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM (3 years ago)

    Chocolate Chip
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  102. Sheree
    December 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make chocolate chip cookies

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  103. Vikki Billings
    December 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make peanut butter cookies!

    Reply
  104. Aaron Bretveld
    December 26, 2012 at 6:23 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make some basic (but still the best) soft chocolate chip cookies

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  105. Ellie W
    December 26, 2012 at 6:44 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make pecan pie cookies.

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  106. Candice Hull
    December 26, 2012 at 6:58 PM (3 years ago)

    Snickerdoodles! Thank you

    Reply
  107. MaryR
    December 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make some chocolate-chip cookies.

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  108. Joy Q
    December 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM (3 years ago)

    Italian pepper cookies

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  109. Laurie Emerson
    December 26, 2012 at 7:14 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make Chocolate Chip with walnuts cookies.

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  110. Andrew L.
    December 26, 2012 at 7:46 PM (3 years ago)

    Oatmeal Scotchies

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  111. Kim Smith
    December 26, 2012 at 7:48 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make chocolate chip cookies

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  112. Sand
    December 26, 2012 at 8:29 PM (3 years ago)

    I’d make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

    Reply
  113. Samantha Meyer
    December 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM (3 years ago)

    I would make peanut butter cookies!

    Reply

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