Celebrate National Cookie Day

What better way to celebrate than with a recipe for Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies. This is a favorite, and a great recipe that stays fresh for mailing. I like it because it’s fast and easy. My kids like it because it’s soft and chewy. Once I used it as a Christmas gift by making a mix of the dry ingredients and including it with instructions for finishing. You can half the recipe and include a cast iron skillet along with the instructions. What a great gift!

I am including links to all my cookie recipes that were favorites at Sweets and Eats. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Decorated Sugar Cookies

Decorated Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Icing

Lemon Crisps

These instructions can be printed on Christmas paper and included with the mix (1/2 recipe) and a 10 inch cast iron skillet for gifting.

Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies

This recipe was inspired by my mentor, Jane Noland
Course Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bar cookie, chocolate chips, easy, pan cookie
Servings 20


  • 9×13 pan or 2-10 inch round pans
  • can use 10 inch round cast iron skillet for 1/2 recipe


  • 2 1/4 cups flour unsifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 each eggs
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine first three ingredients and set aside.
  • Cream butter, sugars and vanilla. Beat in eggs.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients. Add chips and nuts.
  • Spread into greased 9×13 pan and bake for 20 minutes or until done.
  • Cool and cut into squares.


Recipe can be halved and placed in a clear bag.  Halve chocolate chips and place in another bag to separate.  Add to another clear bag with printed recipe and tie with decorative ribbon.  Can be packed with 10 inch cast iron skillet for gifting or simply given by itself.  

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