Thursday, September 27, 2018

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Unless it’s a cheeseburger, there is nothing that I like better than a homemade cookie. What I don’t like is making homemade cookies. It is too much tedious work. So, when I found this recipe for one giant chocolate chip cookie I thought it was absolutely for me. The same delicious taste of chocolate chip cookies that I can just cut up into nice wedges. Perfect!

What I didn’t take into consideration is that I can’t cut a pizza or a pie to save my life. While the first slice comes out perfectly, it goes seriously downhill from there. Because I never seem to start exactly in the middle, each shape takes on a different form until I end up with a trapezoid, a polygon, with one remaining lump that most closely resembles a tetrahedron. For this reason, I can only show you a couple of the cookies that I baked. But, they were absolutely delicious, and I highly recommend this recipe.

This is actually the second time I made them. The first time I confused White Lily Baking Flour for White Lily All Purpose Flour, and the cookie expanded across the pizza pan, climbed over the edge and showered down onto the bottom of my oven, where it formed sort of a cobbled layer that burned, causing smoke to billow out the oven vents and into the kitchen. I cleaned this up to the screech of the smoke detector. It was a lovely evening.

I changed up the original recipe a bit in that instead of using one and a half cups of semisweet morsels, I used a half cup of semisweet morsels and one full cup of mini morsels. I think you get a better dough-to-chocolate-chip ratio doing it this way. If you like, you can sprinkle some regular sized semisweet morsels on the top when you pull it out of the oven, and pat them in gently for more chocolate and a more attractive appearance.

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
From Sally’s Baking Addiction

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet, or
pizza pan (or cover with parchment or a Silpat).

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat on high, about 1 minute. Add vanilla extract; mix until combined.

Add dry ingredients and mix on low until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. With floured hands form go into a large, flat round, transfer to prepared pan, and flatten to ½” thick. Scatter and press additional chocolate chips into top, if desired.

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned on top. If you want the cookie a little crisper on the edges, bake for a couple of extra minutes. Allow to cool in the pan set on a wire rack before slicing into, hopefully decent looking triangles.

If you prefer the drop style of Chocolate Chip Cookie, you will love these Copycat Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Pam Richardson said...

I wish I could pull a slice of that cookie through my screen this morning! It would be perfect with my coffee. Have a wonderful Thursday!

bj said...

I love these cookies...bookmarking the recipe...thanks xoxo

Linda said...

This type of cookie is my son's favorite way of eating chocolate chip cookies!
Is baking flour the same as self-rising?

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Baking flour is the same as cake flour. Now I know that if I use it, I need to add two extra tablespoons per cup, and things will work out just fine.

Amy said...

I've think that every now and then it is fun to have one large cookie. This one looks really fun. Thank you for sharing at Happiness is Homemade.

The Lazy Gastronome said...

I bet I'd eat the whole cookie before it ever got cut!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Can't wait to see what you'll bring next week! Have fantastic day!