{Recipe} 12 Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies

We love homemade Christmas gifts and this recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  Every year we try to make a plate of cookies for neighbors.

This year we created a cookie tub – made from the same spread container we used to help make our batch.   Thank you Country Crock for inspiring this activity and for filling my tupperware cabinet with tons of tubs – we use them for almost everything!

Homemade Christmas Gift:  Make a yarn covered cookie tub from a margarine container.
I love how the tub helps protect the cookies from going stale as quickly since they are sealed up.   My son felt oh. so. grown up using the hot glue gun to help me wrap yarn around the sides of the tub.   It took a little longer than we expected and we had a couple singed fingertips – but he is proud with the results of his efforts.

DIY cookie gift tub - made from a margarine container.  Perfect homemade gift this Christmas

My husband has a cookie recipe that creates 12 dozen cookies.   We fill up two empty Country Crock, crocks full of the dough.   It is perfect for the kids to scoop out spoonfuls for an after-school snack, or to pop into the oven whenever we have an unexpected guest.     I think we might fill up the crocks with dough next time, let the recipient of our homemade Christmas gift scoop the cookies out whenever is best for them.   The dough will keep for over 2 weeks refrigerated.

12 dozen cookies recipe - perfect to make for Christmas crowds.  Stores for two weeks in the fridge.
Levi’s Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:

  • 1 1/3 cup of All-Vegetable shortening
  • 2/3 cup of Country Crock Spread
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 3 cups of oats
  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 bags of chocolate chips (one milk chocolate the other dark chocolate)

Blend all the wet ingredients until it is no longer lumpy.   Add the dry ingredients.   The dough is best if it sits overnight so the oats soften.     We split the dough into two tubs.   Before we had 6 kids, one tub would go in the freezer and the other into the fridge, now they both go in the fridge and are gobbled up in an alarming rate.   Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for roughly 12 min.

We thought it would be fun to add a little customization to your gift-giving this year with some Christmas Cookie printable recipe cards:

recipe chocolate chip cookie printable

Here is a printable recipe card for this yummy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to give with your gift:  Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Card

This is a card where you can add your own delicious cookie recipe:  Cookie Recipe Card

And here is one that the kids can color and decorate before you add the recipe {or use this as a Christmas coloring sheet}:  Cookie Coloring Page

I hope you enjoy making cookies for your neighbors!

Thanks again to Country Crock for sponsoring this post.   We use their spread for almost everything – love that it is enriched with calcium and Vitamin D, great for my dairy intolerant kiddos!   If you have a favorite cookie recipe using spread, go by the Country Crock facebook page and tell them about it.  Also, the Country Crock blog is full of fun stuff!


  1. Looks awesome! I would so love to try some. I am sure they taste amazing.

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  3. That’s very creative and fun!

  4. Are oats necessary?

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