Making cookies with chocolate chip cookie mix can be a fun bonding experience for your whole family. You’ll love everything you can make with your mixes!
Eating chocolate chip cookies could be considered one of America’s great pastimes. As a kid, you knew when you saw someone mixing up a batch of chocolate chip cookie mix that in just a short while, you could enjoy the ooey gooey wonder of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. For me, I remember sitting under the kitchen table playing with my cousins while my grandma baked, then sneaking cookies away while she wasn’t watching!
That memory is burned into many of us, and it’s one of our cherished memories of childhood. As adults, baking cookies with our families or enjoying a warm batch after a long day hits the spot as few other things do. There’s nothing quite like the emotional connection we have to our memories associated with food.
A chocolate chip cookie’s flavor and texture are simply enticing. Chocolate chip cookie mix offers a robust and rich flavor, and butter gives the cookies a velvety texture. Your senses will be taken on a journey of flavor, which gets richer and richer with each bite.
When asked about their favorite cookies, more than a few people answered chocolate chip. In fact, some say it is the most popular cookie. Did you know that it was created by accident? That’s right, the cookie we all know and love almost didn’t happen.
Fun Facts About Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ruth Wakefield, the proprietor of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, mixed chunks of broken chocolate bars into her cookie recipe in the 1930s with the hope that they would melt. Instead, the traditional dessert was created. Almost ten years later, Nestle purchased the recipe and paid her with a lifetime supply of chocolate. Before they purchased the recipe, though, it was introduced in a Boston newspaper and called Butterdrop Do Cookies. In her 1936 cookbook, she changed the name to Chocolate Crunch Cookies.
The actual chocolate chip was created by Nestle to replace the original chunks of chocolate Ms. Wakefield used in her original recipe. A standard drop of chocolate chip cookie mix can yield up to 50 chocolate chips depending on your mix. The nice thing about using a chocolate chip cookie mix like the one from Lehi Mills is that you can add more chips if you wish.
More Fun Facts:
- In some areas, such as the Middle East, chocolate chip cookies are eaten with a knife and a fork.
- You can’t just eat one! Many people admit to eating more than just one. In fact, 13.5% of Americans admitted to eating upwards of 20 cookies in one sitting.
- To increase the flavor of your chocolate chip cookie mix, let the dough sit in the fridge for 24 hours before baking.
- DoubleTree by Hilton offers a warm chocolate chip cookie when you check in.
- Many realtors suggest baking up a batch during showings to amp up the connection to the house for buyers.
- The largest chocolate chip cookie weighed in at 38,000 pounds.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Preferences
Although chocolate chip cookies have some features that appeal to everyone, some people may have particular tastes that others do not. A person could yearn for crispy, crunchy cookies while another yearns for soft, gooey chocolate chip cookies.
It seems most consumers favor semisweet chips because they have a soft melting texture that can provide a more addicting mouthfeel when combined with crunchy caramelized cookies. However, some people might prefer milk chocolate, while others would prefer the flavor of bittersweet chocolate in their cookies.
It’s also a matter of taste when you consider how many chocolate chips to put in each cookie. Lehi Mills Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix offers optimum chocolate chips, but as we mentioned above, you can add more if you would like. For more on creating the perfect chocolate chip cookies from chocolate chip cookie mix, see below.
Tips for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Once you’ve found your favorite mix, there are a few things you can add to take your chocolate chip cookies up a notch. Try a couple to see what you think. You might even have your own tips that have been passed down to you by your family. That’s the core of chocolate chip cookie mix. It envelops us with memories and love.
If you opt to add in extra chocolate chips, consider mixing it up a little. You might add dark chocolate chips to your chocolate chip cookie mix or even white chocolate chips. You might also consider adding in walnuts or pecans.
Bring your ingredients to room temperature. Many chocolate chip cookie mixes call for room-temperature butter because it is simpler to combine. Bring both the butter and the eggs out onto the counter about an hour before you intend to bake. This way, they’re both easier to combine.
Some chocolate chip cookie experts insist that you should also weigh your ingredients to get the best ratio possible. It goes without saying that you should follow the base instructions and be mindful of cooking times and safety. Unless you’re intentionally adding something, be precise about your measurements to ensure your chocolate chip cookie mix bakes as intended.
Consider browning your butter. Brown butter adds another delightful layer to already great chocolate chip cookies, much like the toffee-like depth of flavor brown sugar does. Make sure to let it cool for approximately ten minutes before mixing it into the dough.
One of the things that many cookie recipes have in common is that they advise letting the dough rest in the refrigerator for a few hours. You can go one step further and use a cookie scooper to make your rounded cookies prior to letting them rest. You can simply scoop them into rounded tablespoons and put them in a plastic container to rest until they’re ready to bake.
Speaking of baking, consider adding some sea salt to your cookies before putting them in the office. The mix of salty and sweet will keep your cookie lovers coming back for more.
And last but not least, make more chocolate chip cookie mix than you bake. Keep the extra scooped tablespoons in your freezer so you can have cookies anytime you want. If you freeze your dough, use it within two months for the greatest quality. You can keep it in freezer containers or in freezer bags, depending on what you have.
Is Chocolate Healthy for You?
The benefits of chocolate have long been debated, with several experts saying you’re able to get the same nutrients and minerals in less calorie-laden foods, but with proper portion control, you can have the best of both worlds.
All that being said, studies show that dark chocolate may bring you more health benefits than other chocolates. This is due to the number of cocoa solids. Milk chocolate typically has 10 to 30% cocoa solids compared to dark chocolate’s 50 to 90%. Since white chocolate is made entirely of cocoa butter, it has no medicinal properties.
Consume more of the dark chocolate’s cocoa solids, and you may see a notable improvement in your health. Minerals and antioxidants are present in cocoa solids but not in cocoa butter.
Minerals and polyphenolic substances like antioxidants and flavonoids are abundant in dark chocolate. Epicatechin and catechin are two flavonols, as well as anthocyanins and phenolic acids, that are also found in abundance in chocolate. All of these substances assist in reducing the cellular inflammatory response, enhancing cognitive function, and enhancing immunological and cardiovascular health.
Studies show that while the flavanols in chocolate are beneficial for lowering blood pressure and enhancing blood flow, the antioxidants in dark chocolate aid in lowering harmful cholesterol levels and preventing plaque on artery walls. Your risk of heart disease can be decreased by consuming dark chocolate in moderation. Lower levels of inflammation can also be reduced by it.
Dark chocolate also contains theobromine, which works similarly to caffeine to increase vigor and mood. It improves mood and increases alertness.
What about milk chocolate? Although milk chocolate includes less cocoa than dark chocolate, it still contains the powerful antioxidants found in cocoa powder. The secret component is flavonols, a substance derived from plants and present in cocoa powder. Your body is shielded by antioxidants from cell damage that has been related to a number of physical and mental health issues.
You won’t be surprised to learn that milk chocolate has a lot of calcium, given that it is created using milk. Additionally, you’ll get trace levels of zinc, iron, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
The key is to eat your chocolate in moderation, much like anything we eat. If you’re paying attention to your portion controls, feel free to enjoy your chocolate chip cookies as well.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Recipes
We offer several recipes for chocolate chip cookie mix and more! You can even find vegan recipes made with our vegan products. You’re sure to find something to experiment with within just a few clicks.
The first recipe is one you’ll want to bookmark, especially if you love chocolate chips and cheesecake. Pro-tip, you might want to make a double batch.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Recipe
For the chocolate chip cookies:
- 2 1/2 cups of Lehi Mills Chocolate Chip Cookie mix
- 1/2 cup of butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons of water
For the cheesecake filling:
- 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup of whipped cream
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a medium bowl, combine the cookie mix, butter, and water. We’ve found that it’s best to use a kitchen mixer with a wide paddle; if you don’t have one, use your hands to blend everything together.
- Make 2-inch balls of cookie dough and hollow out the center, creating a bowl-like shape. Set these cookie dough bowls on a greased or lined cookie sheet.
- In a separate small bowl, add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and salt. Whip until smooth, and add in the whipped cream.
- Spoon a dollop of the cheesecake filling into the center of each cookie dough bowl. Add more cookie dough to cover and repeat until all the cookie dough is used. (If you plan on freezing the cookie dough, this is where you would place them into bags, remove the air, and freeze.)
- Place cookie sheet in preheated oven and bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
- Remove the chocolate chip cheesecake cookies and enjoy plain or with a glass of milk!
If you want to try something different, you can make a chocolate chip cookie cake! This is a perfect alternative for the person who isn’t the biggest fan of cake but loves chocolate chip cookies. You can even do some decorative icing to put a creative spin on it.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake from a Mix Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups of Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
- 1/2 cup of butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons of water
- M&Ms or additional chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Stir with a spoon or your hands until well combined.
- Begin spooning the dough onto a greased pie or cake pan, and bake for 30 minutes (or until brown).
- Once cooled, remove and enjoy a slice of warm chocolate chip cookie cake!
Our chocolate chip cookie mix is just one of several baking mixes we offer. Once you’ve tried one, you’ll want to try all the others. The best thing is, by resourcing our site, you can expand on the basic recipes and make so much more! We want you to enjoy putting your own spin on your batch of chocolate chip cookie mix and making memories with your family. And don’t forget to let us know what you make! We love hearing from our customers. Contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.