A Happy Birthday Cookie Cake.

Today we celebrate Tyler’s birthday. My “baby” is turning 7. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital and William was wondering why he wasn’t ready to play with him.

Tyler is our fun-loving, easy-going child. When we are being way to serious, Tyler knows just how to get us to smile and not take ourselves so seriously.

It is tradition at our house that the one celebrating their birthday gets to pick the meal and birthday treat for the day. Tyler is a lover of chocolate chip cookies so he chose a giant chocolate chip cookie (saying Tyler is 7) instead of a traditional cake. I was happy to make it for him. His other dinner requirements were hotdogs and fruit salad. (I told you he was easy going.) So tonight we are celebrating Tyler and his favorites.

Tyler on our vacation to Hilton Head Island, SC this past summer.

This cookie recipe comes from my sister-in-law Susan. She makes amazing chocolate chip cookies and we never turn down Susan’s cookies. They have kept us going on many a road-trips and family gatherings. Susan was more than happy for me to share her recipe with you so you too can have yummy delicious cookies. One thing I love about these cookies is the fact that you can throw the dough together rather quickly and you don’t have to wait overnight like you do with these cookies (which are also quite delicious.)

Susan’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla
5 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 – 2 bags chocolate chips or combination of chocolate chips and M&M’s

Cream the vegetable oil, sugar, and brown sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Pour the flour mixture into the sugar mixture and mix until the dough comes together. Fold in the chocolate chips and M&M’s by hand. Refrigerate for 10 minutes before scooping out and baking. Once the dough has refrigerated for 10 minutes, use a medium sized scoop and scoop out the dough onto a baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 11 minutes. ***These cookies do not brown.

* I halved the recipe and it was enough to make a large cookie cake. I baked mine for about 20 minutes. You will know it is done when the cookie begins to crack in the middle.