Last week I was craving a chocolate chip cookie. But, not just any chocolate chip cookie. A giant one. So, I searched around and decided to try out this recipe. It completely hit the spot and made a great treat for my co-workers this morning. Who doesn’t love a huge chocolate cookie during a Monday morning meeting? These were obviously a hit.
The key to a large cookie such as this is to under bake it a bit if you like a chewy cookie. I tried various cooking times. The recipe calls for 15-17 minutes, but for me 12 minutes was perfect for a chewy cookie, 13 minutes for a slightly crispier cookie (but still somewhat chewy) and 15 minutes for a completely crispy cookie for those who like a little crunch.
This recipe also calls for melted butter which is nice as you don’t have to sit around waiting for butter to come to room temperature and can get right to baking!
What’s not to love? Recipe below for anyone else craving a bite of chocolatey goodness. Happy Monday and hope you have a great week!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In another large bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, egg and egg yolk until creamy.
Stir in the chocolate chip (and nuts if you like ’em) with a spatula until just blended.
Drop 1/4 cup size spoonfuls onto the pan and place about 3 inches apart to account for the cookies spreading as they bake. The picture below is my first batch (these were the crispiest of the three pans I baked).
Bake for 15 minutes until edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheet on a minute or two and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. This made 18 very large cookies. The ones pictured below were the slightly chewier versions. Yum!