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
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 1 Silicone Baking Mat
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 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
- ⅓ Cup Chocolate Chips Or any other mix-in of your choice
- 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!