Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are monsters.  Not kidding.  I was craving chocolate and the next thing I knew, I ended up on allrecipes.com searching for a chocolate chip cookie recipe (don’t you hate it when that happens?! LOL!).  I didn’t want just any recipe, I wanted The Big Poppa of cookie recipes.

Oh yeah, we’re talking some serious cookies here.

Here’s the base recipe.  Scroll down for my tweak to make them into coconut chocolate chip cookie….oh yeah baby!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

 

For my version, I used 1/4 unsalted and 1/2c salted butter to give it a salty sweet flavor,  added 1T coconut extract & a cup or two of sweetened shredded coconut.

 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Melt the butter

In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended.

 Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy.

 Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.

 This is the point that I decided that it would be a splendid idea to make 2 different kind of cookies rather than 1 kind, so I split the dough and things got intense. The green bowl would be my experimental coconut batch. I was way to excited for this.

 Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.   If you are going the coconutty route, add the extract and a handful of shredded coconut. Mix this up until there is a pretty even amount of coconut throughout the dough.

Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Yes, 1/4 cup means that they are going to be huge. 

 Cookies should be about 3 inches apart if you flatten the dough a little.  I left mine in giant balls so they didn’t spread into each other at all.  I probably could have gotten away with 2 inches apart.  I only fit between 6 & 8 cookies on my biggest baking sheets.  Don’t forget the nonstick spray!

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

 

Do you put your own spin on recipes or are you a by the book chef?

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18 responses to “Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  3. It depends, sometimes I alter it a little bit to suit the ingredients I have at hand, or I add somehting else that I think will enhance. Nothing outrageous though. Oooooh, I love chewy cookies.These look so yum Mindy!!

  4. OMG, I love chocolate chip cookies, those look delish. And I love that you went with Biggie. Baby-baby!!!!

  5. A whole glass full of butter!! That means that those cookies must have turned out good 🙂
    I almost always put a spin on recipes – but more so with cooking than baking… baking tends to make me more nervous so I stay a little more with the recipe.

  6. Damn gina, those look awesome. I think I just salivated on my keyboard. Yep.

    PS-Love Big Poppa–yay for old school jams!

  7. I usually go by the recipe (i try anyway) BUT adding more chocolate chips to a chocolate chip cookie recipe is a must! I wish I had some (at least one) of those cookies right now!!!

  8. You had me at giant. Wait, no, you had me at chewy. No, that wasn’t it. You had me at chocolate, YES! =) Looks yummo!!

  9. When you said these were the big poppas of cookies I immediately started rapping some biggie…”i love it when you call me big poppa.” i just picture those cookies saying that now!

    and im usually a by the book chef. esp when it comes to baking. I am just not good enough yet to go out on my own.

  10. I’m normally a play by the book chef. Those cookies look soooo good. Holy nom.

  11. Oh boy! I’m salivating. Love chocolate chip cookies. And I could eat shredded coconut by tablespoons for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And desert!

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