It is a pretty well known fact that the closer you get to the source, the less expensive a product. Chocolate chip cookies are a great example of this. A bag of cookies can range anywhere from $2.99 to $4.99 a bag, and will contain at most three dozen cookies.
A bag of chocolate chips can be purchased for about $3.49 and can be used to make 150 cookies....depending on the recipe.
The advantage to making your own cookies is that the list of ingredients is about 1/5th of the ingredient list of store bought cookies....if you know what I mean.
Here is the recipe we use for our home made cookies, which we got from an old friend many years ago:
1lb margarine melted
3cups brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1-2 tbsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups flour
3 cups chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients in order. Drop spoonfuls on a baking sheet. Preheat oven 350 F and bake for 8-10 minutes
Yields approx 150 cookies
For an extra tasty treat...try this...
1 tub of cream cheese
Roll into balls and dip in melted chocolate.