Make-Ahead Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

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I’ve been on a bit of a binge drinking rampage as of late.

I don’t drink alcohol, so don’t go calling CPS or anything. I’m talking about sparkling water.

I know, right? I’m out.of.control.

You guys. Perrier water with lime—>!!!!!!!

Life = made.

Pretty sure it’s just me and my Dad that live for perrier/pellegrino/club soda/anything with bubbles.

And now I give you the similarities of my Father and I, volume I :

  • we both have round faces
  • we both are the most logical in our family {we are right and you are not}
  • we both like to put things together {totally put a new BBQ together on my own at age 11…like no one had to bribe me or anything}
  • we both have blue eyes
  • we both are soft spoken and never raise our voices
  • we both love sparkling water
  • we both purchase said sparkling water in bulk, by the case load, at Costco

The end.

Oh, we both love sweets, especially warm cookies but…doesn’t everybody fall into that category?

These last few days, I have been guzzling down my glorious Perrier with lime in between eating warm chocolate chip cookies.

Why?

Because I’ve been working on perfecting this recipe and by george I think I’ve done it.  I gave it a go approximately 16 times and finally have a recipe that you can pack up MONTHS in advance allowing you {yes YOU} to throw a batch of cookies together in literally 2 minutes flat.

You know those cookie mixes you can buy at the store? This is like a homemade version of that, but obviously better.

All you need to add is a stick of soft butter and an egg.

Mix mix mix. Scoop scoop scoop. And that’s it!

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So, making the actual cookie mix takes a hot second because you have to measure out your ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Stir it all together and store in an airtight container.

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Or ziploc bag. Whatevs.

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Then when you’re ready to make a batch, pour the entire contents of the bag into your mixer with the butter and egg, stir it together and bake. Easy peasy.

After 8-9 minutes in the oven, you’ve got some gorgeous, ridiculously chocolatey cookies.

These must be eaten warm with milk and milk only!

j/k

With perrier water. Duh.

Tell me you saw that coming….

I don’t really care how you enjoy these lovely treats. Just make them and enjoy them with people you love. Or just hoard them all for yourself. I won’t judge.

Printable below! Enjoy, lovely friends!! Have a great wednesday.

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Make-Ahead Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Just like the store-bought version, but homemade 🙂 Yes, they taste better!

Yield: 1 cookie pack {18 cookies}

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar {100 grams}
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar {110 grams}
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried and ground vanilla beans*
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour {192 grams}**
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together until combined. Store in airtight container for up to 3 months.
  2. To make a bath of cookies, preheat oven to 375 degrees. {I realize the photo above says 350...I wrote it wrong. I do things wrong a lot. Take a breath and be glad you read the directions :)}
  3. Empty cookie mix into a large bowl. Stir in:
  4. >1/2 cup softened, room temperature butter {1 stick}
  5. >1 large egg
  6. Stir 1-2 minutes in a stand mixer on low until cookie dough forms and no dry mix ingredients are at the bottom of the bowl. By hand, stir for 4 minutes or until all ingredients come together and forms a cohesive dough. Keep mixing...it will happen!
  7. Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop your cookies onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. You should get 18 exactly if using the same size scoop. Silicone baking mats are a.o.k too. So are gently greased light colored baking sheets. Bake 8-9 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden and the centers look almost done but not quite. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes on the hot pan to finish baking. Then remove to a cooling rack.
  8. Devour warm. With milk.
  9. *if you don't want to use vanilla beans/can't find them, simply add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract with the butter and egg when you mix your batch of cookies.
  10. **generally, people have most trouble with chocolate chip cookies because there was not enough/too much flour. Too much flour, the cookie doesn't spread. Not enough flour, the cookie spreads like ca-razy. For this recipe, I have weighed all my items to ensure a consistent cookie. The best way to measure flour is to first fluff it up, then spoon into measuring cup, leveling the top with a butter knife. This will help you get perfect cookies every time.

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  1. If you like sparkling water, try Seagram’s Key Lime. It’s the BEST EVER!!!!!

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  2. Genius! Can’t wait to make these – what a great gift idea. Of course, I will have to test them first! 😉

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  3. Oooh, i love make ahead recipes. Especially the ooey gooey kind! 😀 My husband go through club soda like it’s going outta style. We add cut up fruit to it – soooo good!

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  4. What an awesome recipe!! Thank you Lauren!!!
    My friends & family love choc chip cookies, and what a great
    recipe to toss into a mason jar for a gift!!
    Girl, you made my Christmas easy peasy this year!

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  5. We were so hooked on sparkling water that when our refrigerator finally gave out we bought a Samsung which has SodaStream in the door – sparkling water always ready, cold and available. We also buy the bags of key limes – perfect for 2 glasses – one half in each!

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  6. Thanks for the recipe. Love the idea of having a homemade mix. Also thanks for Zipist and gmail as they are the only ways I save recipes and info.

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  7. I will certainly make these sometime. I appreciate the gram measurements in the recipe as that is how we weigh things here in the Netherlands. But please let me know how much a cup of chocolate chip weighs. We don’t have chocolate chips here either, but I am sure I can just chop up some chocolate as well. Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. Hey I’m loving this. When hubby wants cookies, it’s “now.” This will be easy. Hmmm, also good for a holiday gift. Thanks!

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  9. We’ve been going on a club soda rampage lately, too! Obviously, I need to make some of these cookies to go with it!

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  10. what a great idea! this would be so simple and convenient to have on hand for cookie emergencies {—>you know that happens!)

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  11. What a cute gift idea! I started a new obsession with sparkling mineral water this past month myself. I like it with lemon!

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  12. Can you substitute/ modify the butter with peanut butter. Oh yes, love warn chocolate chip cookies but also love peanut butter.

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    • I haven’t tried that before, but I don’t see why not! YUM. PB & chocolate cookies!

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      • How do you fluff flour?

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  13. Josh and I totally love Pellegrino too! But instead of buying a case from Cosco, we buy it from one of those Eagle Bargain stores that buys all of Cosco’s overstocked/returns and it saves us a bundle. Luckily we have one right here in O.C. so we don’t go far, but it saves us some money. My kids don’t like the flavor (didn’t want to share with them anyways) but Josh and I can’t get enough of it. Totally going to try it with the lime.

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    • Whhhhhaaaaaaat? I need to find one of those stores!!

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      • YES!! Not sure what side of town you’re on, but if you are ever on the Clackamas side, but they are located in the Green House Square shopping center and there is one in Milwaukie too. But you could always come to the OC Plus outlet one and I’ll cook ya dinner while you’re in the neighborhood 😉

        Seriously, though, we got our Blue ray player and new surround there. I stock up on my Orange San Pellegrino drinks and Propel. Josh is addicted to the store.

        Here’s the link: http://www.eaglebargainoutlet.com

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  14. What a great idea, I’ve been making my own cookie mix to give to friends and they always love it! Now on to the fizzy water…I’m obsessed too! Have you tried LaCroix? OMG, life! Changing! You’ll <3 it! The peach and pear is a fave!

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  15. these look perrrrrfect! having a cookie mix on hand is one of the best things about life – love this recipe!

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  16. I loved reading this post. I’ve actually never tried sparkling water. I know don’t hate me. 🙂 I think I need to go buy a bottle and try some. And these make ahead cookies are the perfect thing to have on hand. Pinned!!

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  17. Oh my gosh, I tried sparkling water with lime a couple of months ago. I don’t even know why I tried it, but I love it too!!!!!

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  18. One question. You stated “brown sugar” in your recipe. Do you use light or dark and do you think it matters significantly? I never know what to do when it isn’t stipulated in a recipe! Thanks!

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  19. About the ground vanilla beans..I have the vanilla beans..how exactly do you dry and ground them? is it the whole bean or the seeds..Im new to using vanilla beans in any capacity..thanks!

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    • I bought them that way!! Feel free to just slice and scrape the beans out of yours. Or save it for another time and just use vanilla extract.

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  20. Just found your website and I think it will be one of my favorites. Love making treats for Christmas gifts. Packaging this for gifts is a great idea! Thanks for all the ideas and hints.

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  21. I just made these cookies and let me say…. BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER! They look so perfect – the others I’ve made would spread out and look flat. These? So good across the board! I am going to have a happy kid after school today! THANK YOU!

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  22. Made this immediately. It was so chewy and the chocolate oozes. I had to stop eating for fear I’ll finish the whole batch. It is that good.

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  23. Hi

    Where did you buy your ground vanilla beans.

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  24. For some reason mine took 15 mins to cook

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  25. Thank you for this—- these cookies are delicious! I’ve never been a fan of weighing ingredients, but they did come out perfect so now I’m a convert!

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  26. Awesome! Turned just yummy

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