Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Big Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've said it many (many) times on this blog that cookies are my favorite food. And truth be told I really don't think it gets any better than a big, chewy, buttery chocolate chip cookie. Does it? I've never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn't like but I certainly have my preferences and these big and tasty beauties are at the top of my list as far as yummy chocolate chip cookies goes. I have several great cc cookie recipes but this is the best as far a flavor goes. The recipe doesn't make many because hello you're making 5'' diameter cookies but you could certainly scale the size down if you needed to feed a crowd. Or if you and your husband plan on consuming each delicious cookie all by yourselves, over the course of a weekend, then make em' big, it'll save you from having to walk to the kitchen too many times to get another. Just sayin'.
Big Chocolate Chip Cookies
12 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups + 2 Tablespoons flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and move both oven racks to the middle two shelves in the oven. Mix the melted butter, brown sugar and sugar together in a mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.
Add egg and egg yolk and vanilla. Mix salt, baking soda and flour together, gradually add it to the wet ingredients until few streaks remain, add the chocolate chips and finish mixing dough. Using a 1/4 measuring cup shape 1/4 cup sized dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet. Leaving 2 - 3 inches between cookies and sides of pan, I usually fit about 6 - 8 cookies per sheet pan. Bake in preheated oven for 13 - 15 minutes, rotating pans half way through. (At 7 minutes, into the bake rotate pans by switching the bottom pan to the top position and vise versa and rotate the cookie sheets so that the front cookies are now at the back of the oven and vise versa.) Remove cookies from the oven when slight browning starts around the edges of the cookies (they may still look a little doughy in the center, don't worry they'll set up) and let cool on a cooling rack. Makes about 18 BIG chewy cookies.  


  1. Oh my gosh. I am drooling right now! I think I know what I'll be making for dinner tomorrow night...er..dessert...

  2. So in the mood for this right now.

  3. Ever sense you posted this I've been craving these specific cookies and I've never even had them! I finally broke down and made them last night, half with milk chocolate chips for me, half with semi sweet for the hub. I'm almost ashamed to say that I have 3 cookies left, only 3, and they are in my purse so I can eat them at work. They are soooooooooo good!! The Hub is also a chocolate chip cookie specialist and I was afraid these might not live up to his high expectations, but he also loved them! Thanks a lot, Amanda! The rest of my pregnancy weight gain is dedicated to you!

  4. Kens! I'm so glad you made them - I wish I could say that I have never experienced the exact situation you explained (making cookies and having them all be gone by the next day, hording cookies to yourself...etc) but I can't, that happens way too often around our house. I'm honored to have your prego weight dedicated to me! haha

  5. I made these last night and they are delicious! Quite possibly the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made!

  6. Just wanted to let you know that my family loves these cookies. I made them at least a dozen times now and usually in a double batch, because 18 cookies doesn't last long with 5 kids. Even if they are big. I also use the chocolate chunks instead of chips. They really work great in these big cookies. Thank you for sharing this. :)

  7. Amber - Thanks so much for your comment! I'm glad your family loves these cookies - that's great. I'll have to try subbing in chocolate chunks the next time I make them!

    Thanks again - Amanda