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Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day With Fetch

By Tricia Kucinski

July 9, 2024

Chocolate chip cookies are such a revered national treasure that they even have their own official day! Allow Fetch to give you all the details on how to celebrate the occasion this year. 

And be sure to download the Fetch shopping rewards app in your app store (it’s free!) to start earning gift cards you can redeem for free cookies. 

When is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?

If you’re new to this holiday and wondering when National Chocolate Chip Cookie day is, fear not, you still have time to prepare. 

August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, so start making plans to celebrate, whether you bake ’em yourself or opt to leave it to the professionals!

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Turn Your Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Into Rewards With This Recipe

If you prefer to bake your own chocolate chip greatness, we think you’ll enjoy this recipe from Joy Food Sunshine. And almost as good as eating freshly-baked cookies, you’ll earn rewards on your chocolate chip cookie recipe ingredients when you shop your personalized offers on baking supplies with Fetch or when you do your grocery shopping online using Fetch Shop

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips 

Recipe:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda).
  3. Cream together sugar and butter until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and beat for about 1 minute.
  4. Fold in dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Add chocolate chips and combine until well-mixed.
  6. Roll 2- 3 tablespoons of dough into a ball (depending on desired size).
  7. On baking sheets lined with parchment paper, place your dough balls evenly spaced.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until they just begin to turn brown before removing from the oven.
  9. Keep cookies on the pan for 5 additional minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Hey, if you don’t nail the recipe, Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough never fails!

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Softer

It’s actually easier to make crispier or firmer cookies, so if you prefer a softer cookie, be sure to be precise with your liquid measurements and cook times. You don’t want to skimp on liquids or heat too long, or your cookies will turn out dryer and more crispy than you like. What’s more, since the cookie texture relies on moisture levels, swapping white sugar for brown sugar will produce a moister, softer cookie. The more you know!

Why Are My Chocolate Chip Cookies Flat?

Unfortunately, baking is a bit of a science, so if that’s not your jam, your recipes might end up a little bit…flawed. Not to worry, you can prevent your cookies from coming out flat by ensuring the baking temperature is correct, and that your oven is calibrated properly. If your oven is too hot, the fats in your dough will melt before the rest of your ingredients have a chance to come together and rise. 

How Many Calories Are in a Chocolate Chip Cookie?

The amount of calories in a chocolate chip cookie depends on the size and how chonky or loaded they are. A standard size chocolate chip cookie is likely in the 150-200 calorie range. The recipe listed above estimates 183 calories per cookie. 

The beauty of packaged dough or store-bought cookies is, of course, the nutrition label is spelled out for you. Remember, calories are just “energy points,” so here at Fetch we think there’s a rightful place for cookies in a balanced diet!

What About That Subway Footlong Cookie?

Sometimes you need to let your hair down, which is where the Subway Footlong Cookie enters the chat. Clocking in at an impressive 1,440 calories, you might be able to tackle this yourself, but we recommend phoning a friend. A regular Subway chocolate chip cookie comes in at just 210 calories, which is probably more manageable! 

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How to Get Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Fetch

Snapping pics of your receipt following your routine grocery haul and doing your regular grocery shopping online shopping through Fetch will help you rack up reward points. These nifty points can be converted to free gift cards to all your favorite cookie spots, such as Subway, Starbucks, Panera, and McAlister’s Deli. 

Want free chocolate cookies delivered right to your door? Make sure you add a cookie or two to your next Uber Eats order (yup, there’s a Fetch gift card for that, too).

There are also usually a number of restaurants that offer free cookies on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Last year, for instance, select Subway locations offered a free footlong chocolate chip cookie with the purchase of a footlong sandwich, and Whole Foods offered 50% off items at their cookie bar. Be sure to check with your cookie vendor of choice and see where you can get free chocolate chip cookies this year!

Plan Your National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Celebration with Fetch

Get a jump start on your cookie plans, and download the best dang receipt app out there! Find the Fetch shopping app in your app store today, and start earning points you can redeem for free gift cards in preparation of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

Topics: Food and Drink, Shopping Lists


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Tricia Kucinski

Tricia Kucinski is an author of literary fiction, and bops around the digital marketing sphere. She has written everything from the great Native American novel, to recipe blogs, under the discerning eye of her Sphynx cat, Peach.


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