Collapsidie Cookies

Welcome to Day #3 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.
Collapsidie Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Collapsidie Cookies

Have you noticed a theme for all the recipes here this week? It’s Christmas week, as you know, and when I was planning the posts for this week I couldn’t get my mind away from cookies.

Dinners, snacks and desserts vary depending on what we feel like making from year to year but we always make more cookies than usual around Christmas. So Christmas Week inspired cookies here in the Try Anything Once kitchen. :)

Today’s cookie was made by my other half. It’s his signature cookie that came about by accident. It is pronounced “collapse-i-dee” and the name was inspired by the flattened or collapsed form of the cookie.

One bright and glorious day he decided to make cookies on a whim (I didn’t complain!) and he took an oatmeal cookie recipe that we’ve had for years and decided to adapt it.

Leaving out the oats and not adding any more dry ingredients, the cookies turned out flatter than he had hoped and he was pretty distraught. I heard exclamations of frustration from the kitchen that day and he complained about them the entire time the kids and I ate them. We nearly ate them all. And trust me when I say we weren’t just being nice. When we don’t care to eat something we get magically full and stomach aches appear out of thin air, but we gladly ate these with a smile.

It didn’t matter how many compliments or how detailed our praise (i.e. “I love the chocolate chunks and how they add bursts of chocolate when we bite into these!”) he was very unimpressed.

I heard of a baker that had tried for a very long time to achieve a cookie like this. She wanted a cookie that was crisp on the edges with a little crispness on the outside but soft on the inside and flat like these. I told him about that but he ended up mumbling something about “flat disaster” or something. Well fine.

The kids kept asking him to make them again. Whenever he would go in the kitchen and bring out a mixing bowl they would ask excitedly, “Are you making collapsidies?!?”

Just yesterday I had given Tay one of my Peanut Butter Cup Cookies and she was ready to eat it and everything. She saw the collapsidies and asked for one.

“You can’t have both,” I told her flatly.
“Ok,” she replied, pushing the peanut butter option away and making room for one of her beloved collapsidies.

These may not be Santa’s favorite (yet) or save your oven from being overworked but this cookie belongs here at Christmas Week. Christmas is about giving and caring, you know the sentimental stuff. Making memories and celebrating the comforting things like a fresh cut Christmas tree, watching Christmas Vacation a bajillion times and squeezing in time to make gingerbread houses. These cookies are one of our family comfort recipes and someone very special to us.

My other half can be going on very little sleep trying to help keep me sane and help with everything that must be done. But if someone hints for collapsidies, he is in the kitchen sifting flour and scooping out Nutella. He makes them when I have a craving for cookies or when one of the kiddos needs a little morale boost. This is one of his comfort recipes that we have grown to love.

He has made these for us more times than I can count. I want to give him a big huge thank you for baking these for us to help celebrate Christmas Week! Even with a long work week, he was happy to share these with you and I.

He and I have really loved seeing the things that my fellow Christmas Week bloggers have made! Do take a moment and check it out. I’m really proud to be a part of such a great group of people.

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Collapsidie Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A big thank you to my other half for sharing this recipe with us today on day 3 of Christmas Week! Don’t forget to fill out the Rafflecopter for the giveaway. :)

5.0 from 1 reviews

Collapsidie Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe type: cookie, dessert, chocolate
Serves: 20

  • ½ stick of butter
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ TSP. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ TSP. salt (or sea salt)
  • ½ TSP. baking powder
  • ½ TSP. baking soda
  • 1 cup of chocolate chunks
  • 2 TBSP. of Nutella

  1. Your first step for this recipe will be to preheat your oven at 350 degrees. Combine your brown sugar and granulated sugar in a bowl, or in a mixer bowl.
  2. Take your stick of butter out of the fridge and put it in your microwave for a few second, getting it soft and warm. You can also just leave your stick of butter out on your counter for a while to make it soft but I like the microwave way since it adds a warmth to the butter and that is what helps make them collapsidies!
  3. Add the butter to the sugars in your bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or in your electric mixer until creamy.
  4. Add your egg and vanilla extract and also beat it into the mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine your flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix it all together with a fork for a good blend. On a side note, I prefer using sea salt, in this case Alaea Hawaiian sea salt, lightly ground to get the hints of salt from one bite to the other.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the sugar and butter mixture beating by hand or with your mixer continuously and also add your Nutella and chocolate chunks until fully blended.
  7. Prepare your baking sheet with a non stick spray.
  8. I usually use a table spoon (the large spoon in a silverware set) and scoop a heaping spoonful of the dough mixture and place it onto your baking sheet, about 3 to 4 inches from the edge and from each other because just like the name says, they will collapse and spread out!
  9. Bake them for 8 minutes. They should look flat, light brown in the middle and darker brown on the edges.
  10. Take them out of the oven, let them rest on your baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling tray or a plate.
  11. You can bake them one tray at the time or multiple trays at once on different racks in your oven, just keep an eye on them if you do multiple sheets at once. Look for the light brown center and slightly darker edges and flat shape.
  12. Enjoy!



  1. Best name for cookies.EVER.

    Happy day #3!

  2. Helene D'SouzaHelene D'Souza12-11-2013

    I am all cookies too and those sound like fun with such a name. =)
    Crisp on the outside and soft inside. Who can resist?

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-11-2013

      Being so thin you wouldn’t think that both of those things were possible. It’s impressive!

  3. StacyStacy12-11-2013

    Sometimes the best recipes come out of experimentation and what looks to be failure turns out a triumph when you bite into it! May I suggest a longer, more appropriate name? Serendipitous Collapsidies. Your husband is a great baker and a good sport!

  4. TaraTara12-11-2013

    Great cookie, I love how thin and flat they are. Love the name too!!

  5. theninjabakertheninjabaker12-11-2013

    With Nutella and chocolate chunks in the cookie, I can see why collapsidie might win over a PB cookie =) Bet they are perfect for dunking in coffee, too.

  6. Liz BergLiz Berg12-11-2013

    Cute story, Dionne! My hubby would love if I left the oatmeal out of my oatmeal cookies :) He and I would both love these!!!

  7. I love these cookies Dionne. I always love hearing you tell stories with your recipes. It’s such a treat to learn more and more about you.

    Thanks again for joining us for Christmas Week. xx

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-14-2013

      Awww thanks Kim! I hate to sound sappy but I am really really glad to have you as a friend. I’ve learned a lot this week! Thank you for having me.

  8. LorrieLorrie12-16-2013

    I made these today but I feel nutella is probably one of the worst things a person could ever put in their mouth (GMOs, chemicals… ) so I substituted 2 tbsp almond butter and 1tsp cocoa. I used a tiny ice cream scoop which is probably 3 tbsp so I had to cook mine for 18 min. They look just like the picture!! Yea!! (Not true with so many recipes!!) And taste pretty good to! Thanks for posting. :)

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-16-2013

      We are so glad that you like them Lorrie!! And thanks for sharing about the Nutella substitute too. These make really good ice cream sandwiches. :D

  9. Mary AnnMary Ann12-17-2013

    The glass milk bottles.

  10. Alison MillerAlison Miller12-17-2013

    I would buy the bubble glass jars to fill with body scrubs to give away as gifts. These are perfect :

  11. Abigail ThomsonAbigail Thomson12-17-2013

    Lots & lots of glass vials, too many things to choose from!

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-17-2013

      Glass vials are so fun to store things in! Someone special stores vanilla beans in glass vials with cork stoppers.

  12. Cheryl Signs-CromeenesCheryl Signs-Cromeenes12-17-2013

    I would buy some spice containers as I want to put in a few spice shelves in my kitchen to free up some cupboard space

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-17-2013

      Spice containers come in extremely handy! That sounds like a really good idea. I’ll add some to my wish list…

  13. Caitlin GriffithsCaitlin Griffiths12-18-2013

    Spice storage containers.

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-18-2013

      I need some of those too. I wonder if Santa takes last minute requests?

  14. Collapsidies! I love them! Love your approach to food–so laid back. It’s refreshing and inspiring! Love to you and your family this Christmas and on into the new year. So glad we met! If I win, I would probably start with some round metal tins for spices and then go from there! Thanks, Freund. =)

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-18-2013

      Sending love to you and your Beloved! When we meet in person you are getting a big huge hug.

  15. Sharon FoxSharon Fox12-19-2013

    I would get assorted size mason canning jars.

  16. Jane DownesJane Downes12-18-2013

    Half Gallon (64 oz.) Ball Wide Mouth Mason Jars

  17. Debbie MyersDebbie Myers12-19-2013

    The large glass airtight containers to store flour, sugar etc. thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  18. LorrieLorrie01-08-2014

    I have to tell you I have been making these cookies since my last post here Dec 16. I’m addicted and so are all my friends and kids! This is the recipe I have been trying to find… Ahhh…. I double the recipe and I have increased the flour by 1/4 cup. I no longer try to substitute the nutella. Instead after mixing the batter I stir in 3tbsp cocoa powder with the chocolate chunks. This creates a pretty chocolate looking swirl. If you like crispy and chewy cookies, run for your bowl and mixer now! You have found the last recipe you will ever us! Thank you thank you thank you!!

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin01-08-2014

      I’m so glad you like the recipe Lorrie! :) And thank you for sharing your version. I’m excited to give it a try! The chocolate swirl sounds like it looks beautiful and tastes every bit as good as it looks. I appreciate your feedback and I hope you are having a good week!

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