Cooking with Carson: Graduation cookies

The smell of these cookies is almost as good as the feeling of being done with school


Great as a gift or a little self-indulgence.

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist

Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies?

For everyone who came up with an actual answer, I am going to ignore them. Almost everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! A warm, melty cookie right out of the oven is second to none, especially when paired with a nice glass of cold milk. While there is some debate on what cookie is the best, allow me to submit the chocolate chip cookie.

I am not talking about a Chips Ahoy cookie that you could probably break a countertop with, but rather a homemade cookie, where you can taste every ingredient and ounce of care put into them. Without a doubt, these are the cookies that I can rely on to be good and keep people coming back for more.

Cookies are the perfect gift to bring to someone who is graduating, or the perfect reward for finishing college if you are making them yourself. Maybe you could even try and slip one of these cookies under your graduation robes for a snack during the ceremony.

Hope you enjoy it!


1 cup softened salted butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup light brown sugar 

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

3 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 cups chopped chocolate 

Prepping the Dough and Oven

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Get a baking sheet and put parchment paper on it

In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder

In another bowl, cream together butter and both sugars

Beat into butter/sugar mixture eggs and vanilla until fluffy

Mix in the dry ingredients until all combined

Take two cups of chocolate bars and chop them up into rough chunks

Place them into the dough and mix

Begin rolling balls of dough and placing them on a sheet, with space in between each ball

Baking and Cookie time

Bake for 8–10 minutes or until golden brown

Let them sit for two minutes before transferring them to a baking tray


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