Giant Double Chocolate Cookies

When you’re a poor foodie you have to get creative when you want to give a gift or say thank you. As I’ve said a bajillion times, I just started my last semester of Culinary School (wheeee!). As you probably know, college books are expensive! So when two different friends volunteered to give me their used books for this semester I was extremely grateful. I only know one way to say thank you and it must involve the kitchen. Minutes after resolving to bake something delicious I stumbled on this recipe from Smells Like Home and I knew instantly what I would be making for my friends.
I have never had to weigh a cookie before this recipe and at 4 oz a piece these cookies are huge! They weren’t dry or too fudgy, like I feared they would be. These by no means were on our diet but I had to test taste one before giving them out as a thank you gift! Hubby and I split one and loved how chocolatey the cookie tasted. Most importantly my friends loved the cookies too! If you are looking for a cookie that certainly isn’t your standard cookie, give this recipe a try!

Enjoy!

P.S. Thank you Suzanne and Frank! You guys are the best! icon smile Giant Double Chocolate Cookies

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Giant Double Chocolate Cookies
Source: Smells Like Home

Ingredients:

2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1 1/4 cups + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup good quality dark cocoa powder
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. On low speed, stir in the cocoa powder until well blended. Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula. Transfer the dough to a work surface and with slightly damp hands to prevent sticking, knead briefly by hand to be sure the ingredients are well combined.
Divide the dough into 4 ounce portions (yields 11 cookies) or divide into 12 equal pieces. Again with slightly damp hands, roll each portion of dough into a ball and flatten just slightly into a disc. Place on the prepared baking sheets, two inches apart.
Bake 16-20 minutes, until you’re just able to lift the edges up off the pan without breaking the dough. Let cool on the baking sheets 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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5 Responses to Giant Double Chocolate Cookies

  1. Jaida says:

    Well, hellooo giant chocolatey deliciousness! I think I need you in my oven right about….now!

  2. Jenna says:

    These look amazing and as I was thinking about pinning this recipe, there is an ad for Jillian Michael’s weight loss program on the side. So I’ll pin this and make them when Jillian Michael’s face gets out of my head. :)

  3. Bridget says:

    I just randomly found your blog this week and made these cookies a couple of nights ago – and omygosh – you are definitely right about needing to give these away! We LOVED these very much – they are totally chocolatey and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Emma says:

    I found your recipe via Cooking with the Big Dogs we made some on the weekend so very tasty – I posted pics on my own blog and linked the recipe back here :) thanks so much for sharing

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