You don’t have to say giant cookie twice to get my attention. Why on earth wouldn’t I love a life-sized chocolate chip cookie?
From the ever-reliable and faithful, Aunt Marilyn, who got the recipe from her friend Elnora, who got it from a friend (quite a recipe trail)…this giant cookie has quite the legacy. Famous at bake sales, selling for around eight dollars a cookie, these confections are simple, simple, simple and so very popular.
I’ve made this giant cookie no less than six times – once topped with M&M’s, another time made with peanut butter chips in the dough, and many other versions. It’s versatile and can be tailored in so many ways. It makes a perfect thank you, a welcome for a new neighbor, a bake sale treat, and on and on. So what are you waiting for, make a giant cookie today!
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the sugars and butter. Add the egg and vanilla and mix. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Line a large (11X17-inch) baking pan with foil and press the cookie into a circle. I press my cookie into a 9-inch circle, about 1/4 to 3/8-inch thick. When it bakes, it spreads to about 11 inches, which fits perfectly onto a 12-inch round cardboard circle you can find at most craft stores.
- If desired, top the cookie with M&M’s or any other garnishes. Bake for 13-16 minutes until the cookie is lightly golden brown. Let the cookie cool completely on the baking pan – this helps the cookie stabilize and set so it can be easily lifted off the pan. Once cool, gently use the foil to lift the cookie off the pan.
Recipe Source: adapted from Aunt Marilyn’s friend, Elnora, who got it from a friend!