O is for Oversized

What is better than a cookie?

An oversized cookie … and a very big glass of milk.

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This is another easy-peasy recipe that requires nothing more sophisticated than a large pizza pan or baking stone to make it something memorable.

Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup well packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 large eggs

2 1/2 cups (generous) chocolate chips, mini candy coated chocolates, etc.

Preheat oven to 375*

CombiDSC_0002ne flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Stir in chips.

Dump the entire mixture onto the parchment lined pan, or stone. Bake for 15-20 minutes – approximately. When using the baking stone, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions – you might have to start baking the cookie in a cold oven. If using a large metal pizza pan, remember that this oversized cookie will take a tad longer than smaller, individual cookies.

Certainly, beginning with a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe makes it simple, but to liven things up, just toss in any flavor chips (I actually found cinnamon and lemon and even fruit flavors at a local bulk foods store), or mini-candy-coated chocolates, red cinnamon candies, or anything else that sounds good.

These oversized cookies were always a big hit with my students — and a lot quicker to bake than a zillion individual cookies.

Don’t forget the gigantic glass of milk, too!

 

 

9 responses

  1. OMG! This looks so yummy! I’ve just started taking an interest in baking (following recipes, uploading them,eating them etc..) and I’m loving it. This has to be my next bake1

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    1. What fun! I am so glad you found my site – I’m enjoying yours, especially those brownies. Wow! Happy baking!

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    1. I like that you used oversized letters to spell ‘yum’!!

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      1. It looks that yummy. 🙂

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  2. thegingerandspiceblog | Reply

    Mmmm what a yummy idea!! I’ll have to try! Xx

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    1. I hope you do give it a try – I’d love to see what twists and embellishments you come up with. And I have to tell you that I am enthralled with your website – that restaurant is enchanting.

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  3. Love the sound of this giant cookie! It looks soooo good!

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    1. I love the versatility of it – almost any cookie recipe can be used. Thank you for visiting!

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