Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Giant Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Giant Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Sometimes in life you just need a cookie.
A big, giant, soft, filled with chocolate chunks type of cookie.

giant chocolate chunk cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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Hey y'all!  I hope you had the loveliest of lovely Thanksgivings.  I sincerely hope you stuffed yourself with turkey {then later made this soup with the leftovers}, ate more pumpkin pie than you needed and then plopped on the couch for a day of napping or football watching.

That is pretty much what we did here!

Did you hit the malls the day after?  Or shop from the comforts of home?  I did not hit the malls, but I'm happy to report I am 80% done with ALL of my shopping, well on my way to my goal of being done December 1.  So close!

If you have young kids be sure to check out my post Gifts I'd Purchase My Kids This Christmas.  I purchased three off this list for my little devils, so I'm sure you can find something too.

giant chocolate chunk cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Besides Thanksgiving prep and holiday shopping I've been knee deep in holiday baking. Yes, this early.  Kind of like how a magazine preps six months in advance for holiday issues, I'm about two months ahead.  It's a bit crazy, but it's needed!

This Thursday starts my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways {so pumped!} and I'll be posting every day for 12 days in a row {bless me}, so it has definitely required some additional prep work.

One day while baking up a storm for these upcoming recipes the kids were begging for chocolate chip cookies.  My first thought was, really?  Could they not see I had my hands full?  But then I realized they don't really give a lick that Mom has a food blog and all they wanted was a darn cookie.

I get it.  Sometimes I just want a simple cookie too kids.

But, because I was busy I didn't want a whole batch so I whipped up this GIANT version that just gives you nine cookies, all done on one big cookie sheet and it's done.  Easy prep, easy clean up, everyone is happy.

giant chocolate chunk cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Now you can cut corners and simply put chocolate chips in these cookies or you can made them chunky by dicing up a couple Hershey chocolate bars and you'll hear angels singing.

I definitely think it's worth the time and effort.

These cookies were so good that I made another batch the next day and delivered them to my friend who let me borrow her daughter's Halloween costume {because you know I don't do that holiday very well and I'm cheap so I borrow everyone else's nice hand-sewn costumes}.  And since she has four kids ranging from about age 7 to 2 months old I'm really hoping she hid them in a closet and kept them all to herself.

Every single giant chocolate chunk cookie would be worth it.

Giant Chocolate Chunk Cookies


1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/2 c. white sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
2 regular-sized Hershey bars, chopped

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2.  In a heat safe bowl microwave the butter until very soft, almost melted.  Add in the sugars, egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
3.  Sift in the flour, salt and baking soda.  Stirring gently just until combined with wet ingredients.
4.  Using a knife roughly chop the Hershey bars and fold into the batter.
5.  Roll dough into nine large balls, about the size of a golf ball, or slightly bigger.  Place on the cookie sheet.
6.  Bake for 11 minutes.  Do not over bake!  They will be slightly golden at the edges and soft in the middle.  Let them rest on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes.


giant chocolate chunk cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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