Recipe–Jane’s Happy Mutt Chocolate Chip Cookies

From: This is my own mutation/creation, taken from the traditional chocolate chip recipe… I made these today to take to school in honor of Saint Patrick–thus the little green peanut m&m on the top of the cookies… (Very chic, I know…) Since it’s Lent, I abstained from eating one–but only because my mouth was numb from a trip to the dentist. God saved me!

Time Commitment: If you’re fast, then around thirty minutes

These cookies are tasty. And I trick the kids by hiding all sorts of good-for-you-things inside… Makes about 12-16 cookies. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled or quintupled

Tools you need:
  • I use a Kitchen-Aid mixer–but could be mixed by hand in a bowl, with a wooden spoon
  • Two cookie sheets
  • an oven 🙂


  • 1 stick of butter–softened
  • 1/3 cup each–brown sugar, granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plus a pinch of unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1/3 cup almond meal, 1/2 cup oats, 1 teaspoon or more flax seeds, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, 1/4 cup shredded coconut, 1 tablespoon wheat germ, 1 teaspoon bran, etc…  I usually put most of this in. Always the oats and almond meal.
What to do:

Step One: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. (If you have convection, use it!)

Step Two: Mix butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and mix some more.

Step Three: Add dry ingredients–I don’t think it really matters what order they go in.

Step Four: Onto the cookie sheet.

Step Five: Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until golden on top. (If you have convection, bake for 8-10 minutes–this is my preferred mode of baking chocolate chip cookies. They come out almost too delicious…)

Step Six: Cool on rack.

Step Seven: Eat one, give one away, store one away to eat with your morning cup of green tea.

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