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Recipe: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie


As I promised one of my loyal readers… I am posting a recipe for a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie. My pizza pan is a 12-inch pan…. it measured almost exactly the same size as my large heart shaped pan from Wilton that I used to make the Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookie Heart I made last week.

It’s so much cheaper to make your own Giant Cookie than to pay for those expensive ones you can buy… and it’s quick and easy!

I decided to use the same recipe because the other came out so good. I do have some tips to help you with this….

TIPS



I used a 12-inch pizza pan…. to measure a pan… you measure from the inside of one side to the inside of the opposite side.





My pizza pan has holes in the bottom to help make the pizza crust crispy… so I used aluminum foil to line the pan to cover the holes…

Cut the foil larger than the pan… and press it into the pan…. then trim the foil with scissors to make handling easier.

I used Reynold’s Wrap Non-Stick Foil… the stuff is great… nothing sticks to it… I’ve mentioned this so many times… and I’ve had readers thank me for letting them know about this product… so I will do a Product review and keep it in the Product Review section … and in case you’re wondering…I don’t get paid to say how good it is… they never even sent me a free box… I just love the product and want to share that info.

Even if you have a solid pizza pan… still line it with foil… it makes taking it out of the pan a snap…

The directions say to use cooking oil spray to grease the pan… even though I used a non-stick foil… I still sprayed the pan.


Leave a border of about ¼ inch between the cookie dough and the sizes of the pan… it needs room to expand… make sure you’re very consistent… because if it doesn’t spread to the sides… you want to make sure it still stays round and not distorted…. I wasn't as careful as I should have been... it wasn't until I looked at the pictures did I realize I wasn't consistent...




Hence it was a bit uneven baking.

When you put the dough in the pan… spread it gently with your hands… to get it pretty much spread out… then use the back of a spoon to even it out… you want to make sure the cookie dough is as even as possible.

A pizza cutter will make cutting this cookie easy.

I love to use decorative serving plates… so I used a pizza platter I have… but you can use any large plate to serve it or a cardboard cake board you can purchase at any store that sells cake decorating supplies… the chain store “Michael’s” in the USA carries them.






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Recipe: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

All you need:

½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

All you need to do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray the pan with cooking oil spray (I used butter flavor).

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy.

Add the egg and vanilla, mix well.

In a separate small bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt.

Add the flour to the butter mixture and mix well.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread the dough into the prepared pan.

**Make sure you leave a ¼ inch border from the sides of the pan so the cookie dough has room to spread.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown.

Cool on a rack for 5 minutes.

Remove from the pan.

Cool completely before decorating and/or cutting.

2 comments:

Melani February 7, 2010 at 11:44 AM  

I am so glad I follow this blog! I am so going to make that huge chocolate chip cookie for Valentine's day, but wait I have an actual heart cake pan! Maybe I can use that?! thanks!

Linda February 7, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

I'm glad you're glad! Good luck with that cookie heart.

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