Cookie Favors: DIY Chocolate Chip Cookies in CD Sleeves

homemade chocolate chip cookies

I love cookie favors! Especially when the cookies are homemade and delicious – like these chocolate chip cookies! I’ve made cookies from this recipe easily more than a dozen times. Everyone loves these soft, delicious cookies and I assure you that you will too! They would be perfect wedding favors and one of the highlights of your cookie table. Not only am I giving you the recipe, but free downloadable labels for your cookie favors designed for IW readers by the talented Brittany over at Pink Peacock Designs. All you will need to wrap these awesome favors are some white CD sleeves, full sheet labels for printing out your free labels and scissors (scallop).

chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cafe Cookies (These are like the big, fat, chewy cookies that you find in cafes – only better!)

Makes 18 big cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Sift flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Cream together melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended.

Beat in vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy.

Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.

chocolate chip cookie recipe

Drop the cookies 1/4 cup at a time onto baking sheet. Cookies should be approximately three inches apart.

cookie dough

Bake for 21 minutes on non-stick pans or 15-17 minutes on regular cookie sheet. Cool on baking racks.

chocolate chip cookies

Print out your cookie favor labels on adhesive paper.

cookie favors

Cut out labels with scalloping scissors. Adhere to white CD sleeves. Voila! Your fabulous favors are good to go!

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  1. Posted by Elvan on March 4th, 2010 at 6:19am

    Thank´s a lot for sharing!
  2. Posted by susan on March 4th, 2010 at 2:35pm

  3. Posted by Michele on March 5th, 2010 at 7:45am

    Seriously. The cutest thing EVER! :)
  4. Posted by Lisa on March 5th, 2010 at 1:33pm

    Can't wait to try these cookies. They look delish!!

    I've packaged cookies in the CD sleeves for a wedding before. We found that we had to put the cookie in a cello bag first as the oil from the cookie bled into the paper of the CD sleeve.

    Just a tidbit from my limited experience.
  5. Posted by Christina on March 6th, 2010 at 10:14pm

    Thanks for the great tip Lisa!
  6. Posted by Emily Cross on March 18th, 2010 at 10:01am

    This is Genius! I made a bunch for my son's soccer team. Thanks for the tutorial and recipe.

    Here is the link to my version.
  7. Posted by Karly Knight on March 19th, 2010 at 12:40pm

    Love this idea!! Cant wait to make some Thanks for the idea : )
  8. Posted by Christina on March 19th, 2010 at 8:37pm

    Awesome Emily. Thanks for sharing!!
  9. Posted by DeAndrea on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:20pm

    These cookies are sooooo so good! I'll be making these again for sure. Thanks for the great recipe and the creative way to give them.
  10. Posted by Christina on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:28pm

    Thanks for the comment DeAndrea! Glad you liked 'em. (I'm craving one this very minute! I think I'll whip up a batch this weekend!)
  11. Posted by DeAndrea on April 23rd, 2010 at 5:36pm

    Do you have any other cookie recipes that produces cookies the same size as the Chocolate Chip Cafe cookies? I am a military spouse and am going to make these cookies and as well as others for a squadron fundraiser.
  12. Posted by Christina on April 23rd, 2010 at 9:44pm

    DeAndrea, I don't have any other cookie recipes for this specific size, but check out Even if you don't find one on there specifically for the bistro sized cookie, find a recipe for the traditional sized cookie and try using the quarter cup measure just like you did for the chocolate chip recipes. You'll probably have to cook them longer. I have never tried this with any other recipes, but it's worth experimenting. Chewy peanut butter cookies.... yummm!!
  13. Posted by Lana on July 4th, 2010 at 3:02pm

    I'm SO set on doing this for my wedding favours, but I tested it out with the cookie recipe I want to use (Chocolate chip shortbread instead) and the cookie oil soaked right through the CD sleeve- I'd have to package the cookies at least a day ahead so that won't work. The best alternative I've found so far is glassine envelopes.
  14. Posted by lori on August 30th, 2010 at 2:09pm

    What temperature do you bake the cookies at?
  15. Posted by Christina on August 30th, 2010 at 3:08pm

    325 degrees.
  16. Posted by Sarah S on December 23rd, 2010 at 6:12pm

    Just made 3 dozen of these for Christmas - they came out amazing!!! Packaged them just like you show here, too. So simple and cute! I edited the labels a little bit to fit my preferences...but THANKS SO MUCH!! These are a hit. My new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!

    here's a picture of mine:
  17. Posted by Christina on December 24th, 2010 at 9:24am

    Awesome Sarah! Thanks so much for sharing!
  18. Posted by Jessica on January 17th, 2011 at 6:08pm

    Love this idea!!! I plan to use it for our wedding favors. What program did you use to make the labels? I want to make them fuschia pink to match our decor :) Thanks so much for sharing!!!
  19. Posted by Brittanie on March 6th, 2011 at 12:41pm

    These are adorable!! What kind of adhesive paper did you use for the labels?
  20. Posted by Christina on March 7th, 2011 at 8:34am

    Hi Brittanie,
    You can use the sheets of adhesive paper (the entire sheet is adhesive) found at office supply stores.
  21. Posted by Leslie on March 24th, 2011 at 10:33pm

    Just made these for my family. Boy are they good!
  22. Posted by Alli on April 4th, 2011 at 11:12pm

    I love this idea! Would love to do this for my wedding, but my colors are in the purple family. Any idea how to make/get stickers in different colors?
  23. Posted by Christina on April 5th, 2011 at 8:28am

    Hi Alli... You could probably find a graphic designer on Etsy to change the colour or make you a new one for a nominal fee.
  24. Posted by Sarah on April 27th, 2011 at 3:31pm

    These are genius! Thanks for sharing.
  25. Posted by Yvonne on May 10th, 2011 at 9:41pm

    Shut the FRONT DOOR! As much as I love the cd idea, I think it's fabulous - these cookies are DIVINE!!! I just pulled out my first batch from the oven and I've never seen a more beautiful chocolate chip cookie in my LIFE!!! I always have the hardest time perfecting a chocolate chip cookie and these turned out PERFECT first time! I am so happy I found you, and this recipe, I am forever indebted to you!
  26. Posted by Shawn on June 28th, 2011 at 3:22pm

    Wish this was available in PINK for october for breast cancer month....that would be perfect! :)
  27. Posted by Linda on August 2nd, 2011 at 5:07pm

    My oh my, this is so great! Not only did you include the recipe, but you even added a label download. Love it!
    Thanks for sharing. I included it front and center in my blog!
  28. Posted by Christina on August 2nd, 2011 at 6:44pm

    Glad you like them Linda!
  29. Posted by Joan Rehfeldt on September 19th, 2011 at 6:04pm

    I am 65 years old and have been baking since I was 10 years old (wow that means I have been baking for 55 years) and I never thought of doing this darling CD presentation. You are amazing and so are the delicious cookies. I think I will make some for my cookie exchange party this year just as a little hand out. I would live to find some Christmas CD sleave lables....Anyone know how I can download some? Many, Many thanks for your wonderful creativy xoxoxoxo Joan
  30. Posted by Christina on September 21st, 2011 at 1:34pm

    Thanks so much for your kind words Joan! I haven't seen any CD sleeves with a Christmas motif, but there are colored ones. Here is a link: Color Paper CD Sleeves
  31. Posted by Jennifer @ PigskinsandPigtails on October 16th, 2011 at 4:31pm

    I used this brilliant idea for a Milk & Cookies themed birthday party this weekend. They were a huge hit! Thanks for sharing.

    Milk and Cookies Theme Party
  32. Posted by Christina on October 17th, 2011 at 9:55am

    Awesome, Jennifer!!! Thanks so much for sharing!
  33. Posted by diane on April 27th, 2012 at 4:06pm

    I just received one of these delicious cookies in the adorable bag as a gift from a friend - LOVE IT!
  34. Posted by Christina on April 27th, 2012 at 4:08pm

    Diane, how nice! Glad you enjoyed it!
  35. Posted by Amelia on May 6th, 2012 at 9:48pm

    I love this idea, but when I tried it, the CD sleeves got so greasy. Any suggestions on how to prevent that???
  36. Posted by Christina on May 10th, 2012 at 12:44pm

    Amelia, this probably depends on the sleeve you are using. If you are getting grease on the sleeve, you could try sliding in a piece of parchment paper - or wrap them tightly in Saran.
  37. Posted by Margaret on August 20th, 2012 at 6:46am

    What fonts did you use for the labels? They are gorgeous!

    Also how long in advance could you make them before the wedding before they are past their best?!?

  38. Posted by Christina on August 20th, 2012 at 11:17am

    Hi Margaret... I'm not sure of the font. As for making the cookies ahead, you could freeze them.
  39. Posted by Leslie on October 10th, 2012 at 10:01am

    These cookies are DELICIOUS! This is my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe. I refuse make any other type of chocolate chip cookies. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
  40. Posted by Christina on October 10th, 2012 at 10:03am

    Thanks for your comment Leslie! Glad you love them as much as we do!
  41. Posted by Eggy on November 24th, 2012 at 6:31am

    I LOVE the idea though I didn't understand where to put the writing that says "thank you". Could you tell me how or upload a pic?
  42. Posted by Christina on November 24th, 2012 at 4:01pm

    Hi there Eggy.... The thank-you labels are just another option. You would use them the same way as the chocolate chip cookie labels as pictured.
  43. Posted by Cristina on January 22nd, 2013 at 1:32pm

    OMG!! I love this idea. I'll do it as soon as posible. Thanks a lot from Peru.
  44. Posted by Diana on January 26th, 2013 at 3:21pm

    They are awsome! Thank you for sharing. Everyone in Portugal loves them!!
  45. Posted by Christina on January 26th, 2013 at 10:02pm

    Glad you like the Diana!
  46. Posted by Debbie on August 20th, 2013 at 7:45pm

    Thanks so much for sharing the idea of the cookie favor. I would like to change the color and wording/font on the labels. Can you help me with this?

  47. Posted by Brittany on January 22nd, 2014 at 8:38pm

    Is there a way to change the color of the stickers? My wedding is purple and silver.
  48. Posted by Siti on August 12th, 2014 at 7:59am

    Yummy they r sooo delicious no regrets trying the recipe out !
  49. Posted by Tiff on September 11th, 2014 at 5:58pm

    Great idea for party favors. Fun and easy to make.
  50. Posted by Bennie on November 18th, 2014 at 12:28am

    These cookies were so good and easy to make. Truly the best chocolate chip cookie recipe.
  51. Posted by Robin on February 20th, 2015 at 4:18pm

    I love the Cookies in the Cd envelope and want to do this for wedding hotel guest gift boxes. Does anyone have the labels in a word document as I do not have editable pdf software on my PC and can not customize it. I would greatly appreciate it, thank you!
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