Giant Chocolate Cookie

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I’m a big fan of cookies, but one of the biggest problems with them is how many they make. I’m trying to be a little healthier with my diet (I know, I run a baking blog, but hey; I give away a good portion of what I make) and I often tend to get bored eating the same treat every night for a week or more.

So, one of my ongoing searches is to find “individual” desserts. You know. Treats I can make and enjoy for one or two nights, and then move on to other things. This recipe is one I found for exactly that purpose, and which I’ve adapted over the last year of enjoying it to better suit my desires.

Originally, this was a chocolate chip cookie. I’m not a huge fan of plain old chocolate chip, so I turned it into something closer to a brownie cookie. It’s rich, it’s decadent, and it’s huge. One massive cookie can easily serve as dessert for two people.

The best part is, since it’s just a plain old chocolate cookie base, I can make it as-is or I can mix in whatever I feel like. I’ve done chocolate chips, mint chips, peanut butter chips, cinnamon chips… the list goes on. Anything you like and feel would go good in a chocolate cookie is great.

Tell me; what would you mix into this cookie?

Giant Chocolate Cookie

One single chocolate cookie, crispy around the edges and gooey in the center, perfect for two.
Servings 1 Cookie
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Equipment

  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Silicone Baking Mat
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Lightly Beaten Egg About half an egg
  • ¼ Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tbsp Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • Cup Chocolate Chips Or any other mix-in of your choice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, mixing thoroughly.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix the dry into the wet and stir to combine.
  • Fold in your mix-in chips.
  • Pour and pile the dough onto your baking mat, and flatten and shape into a 3" disc. Give it room to spread out as it bakes!
  • Bake for 15-16 minutes. The cookie will look soft when it's done, but will firm up as it cools. Bake slightly longer for a crispier cookie, but be careful not to let the edges burn.
  • Let cool until you want to enjoy!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Cookies

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