Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day (yes, really!)

Always celebrated on May 15th

National Chocolate Chip Day celebrates tasty chocolate chips.  Aren’t they a great invention? How would we bake without them?

And, let’s be honest, if there’s any leftover chocolate chips left in the bag, don’t you or your kids end up eating them?


No blog post about chocolate chips is complete without a recipe, and this is one we all know and love, the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of that infamous bag. Enjoy!

Back of that Chocolate Chip Cookie “Infamous” Bag recipe:

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 36

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies


2 1/4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 3/4 cups those delicious semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.

Gradually beat in flour mixture to the butter mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (if desired).

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown.

Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

What is your favorite recipe using chocolate chips? Please comment on the blog for a chance to win a free ebook of one of my sweet romance novellas! Your choice of I Love You More, Seeking Catherine, or A Snowy White Christmas. Remember to add your email address to your post. Winners will be announced on the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Blog on May 16th.

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And coming soon: Oh Danny Boy, set in Ireland, where I’ll be headed in July to see my daughter graduate from University. Stay tuned!

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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations. Send her an email at: josieriviera@aol.com
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5 Responses to Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day (yes, really!)

  1. Cathy Lykens says:

    For a twist on the recipe that is a little chewier reduce the flour by one cup and add 2 cups of quick oats. I first tasted chocolate chip oatmeal cookies one Christmas when a parent dropped off a plate of warm cookies in my classroom as a gift. I rarely make the traditional recipe any more.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Josie says:

    Cathy, this seems like a more nutritious take on the original chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  3. marymarvella says:

    YUM! You’re killing me! I want!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Josie says:

    LOL! Thanks, MM!


  5. Josie says:

    Yay, Cathy Lykens! You’re the winner! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe! I’ll contact you on Facebook so that you can select which sweet novella ebook you’d like. Congrats!


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