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Jake’s Staple Cookies

By MaryJane Gibbons

MaryJane made these cookies last year with her grandson Jake (age 6). They made sugar cookies and then decided to throw in whatever bags of opened chips that were in the cabinet.

After they made the cookies, they realized all the staples that were holding the bags shut ended up in the cookies. She gave Courtney, Kenny, and their son Nasser a bag of them for a road trip they were going on to Tennessee with the disclaimer of…..”search your cookie before you eat it because there might be a staple in it”. This is where the name Jake’s staple cookies came from. Courtney said, “even though almost every cookie ended up with a staple in it, they were really yummy!”

I agree. These were delicious treats with a combo of flavors that could change from bite to bite.


  • 4 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Preferably no staples


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Butter baking sheets.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients together.
  3. Cream butter & sugar, add eggs & beat well.  Add dry ingredients.  Then add a variety of chips.      ( Mainly Andes Peppermint crunch/Creme de menthe & some semi-sweet chocolate minis as well as milk chocolate.)  
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap & chill dough for at least an hour. 
  5. Roll dough into balls & flatten slightly on baking sheet. This recipe can also be rolled out & used with cookie cutters without the chips.