Aug 12 2008

By Popular Request: Cookies!

Categories: General Dave Rathbun @ 12:24 pm

As per this comment here is the recipe for my famous “Dave Cookies” … enjoy. 8-)

Classic Dave Cookies
Wet Stuff

  • 1 stick of butter (margarine)
  • two eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

Dry Stuff

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 16 oz package of chips


  • pecans or walnuts

Put all of the Wet Stuff into a large bowl. Mix well with a blender. (You can mix by hand if you want, but I use a blender.) Set aside. Mix all of the Dry Stuff except for the chips in a smaller bowl. Once mixed, add slowly to the Wet Stuff and mix in with a large spoon. When the dough is thoroughly mixed, then add the chips.

Spoon generous globs of dough onto a cookie sheet. I use a heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie, and get about 8 or 10 cookies on a large cookie sheet. If made properly you get about 20 cookies per batch. That’s part of what makes them Dave Cookies. :-D

Bake 13-14 minutes at 375. Remove from the oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes to be sure that the bottom of the cookie is crispy. Then remove from the baking sheet and complete cooling on a cookie rack.

Serve with large glass of milk.

Enjoy. 8)


6 Responses to “By Popular Request: Cookies!”

  1. Comment by Jansi

    Great Dave.. You could see a comment on this @

  2. Comment by mike raw

    Thinking of trying this – although i’m not sure how sugar gets classified as “wet stuff” nor how much a stick of butter is – more than a dash but less than a heap?

  3. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Hi, Mike, and welcome to my blog with your first comment. The suger is classified as ‘wet stuff’ because it gets added to the same bowl. :) I use two bowls when making cookies, and the first gets the wet stuff like eggs and vanilla and sugar while the other gets the dry stuff like flour and salt.

    I should mention that these measurements are all “US-based” so a stick of butter means just that, one stick. The actual measurement is 1/4 of a pound.

  4. Comment by Dallas Marks

    Excellent recipe, Dave. My wife and I created a batch of these last night. Yum! Following your example, we baked the cookies on a SILPAT silicone mat which contributes to the texture – crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. BTW, Kroger makes some really great Private Selection chocolate chips using Belgian chocolate. The chips are a bit larger than the usual Nestle chips. We mixed 1/2 bag of dark chocolate chips with 1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips.

  5. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Hi, Dallas, and welcome. I use the same recipe with a number of variations… I will use M&M chips sometimes too. I also have a recipe for Double-Chocolate Dave Cookies that are chocolate with chocolate chips, or on occasion chocolate with peanutbutter chips. Yum. :D

  6. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    My younger son and I made these earlier this week. We had everything except the chips in the dough so I asked him what the next step was. He looked at me confused, and then said, “Oh, I know what the missing ingredient is: Love.” :D Gotta love the wisdom of a 9 year-old. For the record we did put chips into the dough. But then we had a group hug with the bowl before we put the cookies on the sheets to bake. 8-)

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