Bread Crumb Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chips – Use Up Your Stale Bread or Crusts!

This recipe is a great way to use up extra bread that has started to go stale.  Or if your family doesn’t usually eat bread crusts.  Save them up in the freezer as you finish a loaf of bread.  Once you have a bunch – – turn them into cookies!  Besides sliced bread, you can also use buns, rolls, or basically anything you have available.


Bread Crumb Cookies Recipe


6 slices bread
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toast the bread lightly and then use a food processor or blender to cut into crumbs.  Add in the flour, salt and baking powder.

In another large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.   Add in the egg and vanilla.

Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix well.  Stir in the chocolate chips

Drop cookies (about a tablespoon each) onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. What a great idea! We do end up with left over crusts because some in our family prefer not to eat them (ahem). Using those leftover crusts for cookies is like a miracle. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Robin Wilson says:

    I am dumbfounded! This is just wonderful ~ it is such a “duh” moment for me. This would be a great way to sneak some whole wheat into the cookies. My son and hubby don’t mind whole wheat bread, but not pasta or cookies or pizza crust, etc. I will most definitely be making for them and let you know how it goes.

  3. So you say 6 slices of bread. How many cups is that if you already have them pulverized and put in the freezer?
    Thanks in advance, I want to try these out today.


    • Hi, Laurie. Actually I don’t know for sure! But, I’m thinking it is about 1 1/2 slices. I will measure for sure next time I make them!

  4. That’s cool! never heard of this before, thanks


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