Let’s celebrate this Mother’s Day by having some fun in the kitchen! Shoebox Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of our favourite treats at the BSM. What Mom wouldn’t love this delicious treat on her special day? Gather your family (make sure to include an adult!) and get creative!

Shoebox Chocolate Chip Cookies

Click here for a printable recipe sheet with step by step photos.

Tip: Softened butter works best. Leave it on the counter overnight to soften.

Step 1: Put your apron on and gather everything you will need to bake your cookies from the kitchen tools and ingredient lists below. Don’t forget to wash your hands!

Kitchen Tools:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ice cream scoop or tablespoon
  • Cooling rack
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spatula
  • Cookie sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Oven mitts
  • Towel for clean-up
  • Apron

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 2 cups large flake oatmeal
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Put the racks in the middle of the oven.

Step 3: Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 4: Measure your ingredients.

Step 5: Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder in the medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Set this bowl aside.

Step 6: Put softened butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in the large mixing bowl. Use the wooden spoon to mix the ingredients until it looks smooth and creamy.

Step 7: Add both eggs and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix gently until you no longer see the egg yolks.

Step 8: Slowly add the bowl with the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix until all ingredients are combined and you no longer see flour.

Step 9: Add the oatmeal and cereal. Mix gently.

Step 10: Add chocolate chips and mix gently.

Step 11: Use an ice cream scoop or tablespoon to scoop cookie dough. Scoop a spoonful of dough into your hand. Roll the dough into balls and place them on the cookie sheet. Cookies should be evenly spaced apart with enough room to spread. Press each ball of dough down and shape the edges to form a circle.

Step 12: Bake in the oven for 8 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

Step 13: Wearing oven mitts, remove the cookie sheets from the oven and allow them to cool for 2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let them cool completely.

Now that the cookies are cooling, let’s turn a shoebox into a cookie box!
Shoebox cookie box!

What you’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Shoebox
  • Parchment paper
  • Decorations
  • Fabric or Paper (wrapping paper, white paper, construction paper, etc.)

Step 1: Find a clean shoebox and cover it with paper or fabric. Watch this video to learn how!

photo of the box with the lid open

Step 2: Once the glue has completely dried, line the inside of the shoebox with parchment paper. Click here for step by step instructions.

photo of the open box with parchment paper inside

Step 3: Decorate the box using things you have at home. Will you draw on the box with crayons or markers? Will you add buttons, bows, ribbon, or gems?

photo of the top of the box with the bow

Step 4: Once the glue has thoroughly dried, arrange the cookies neatly in the box.

photo of cookies in the shoebox

Don’t forget to give Mom a card for Mother’s Day! Print and colour this shoe-themed card

Mother's Day card

…or gain inspiration from these postcards in the BSM collection and design your own.

Mother's Day Card 1
Mother's Day Card 2
Mother's Day Card 3
Mother's Day Card 4

Happy Mother’s Day!