Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for large gatherings,
picnics, bake sales, and cookie gift baskets. You can make them to be the size
of the palm of your hand, about 4 to 6 inches across.
The cookies are baked by dropping or pushing huge measuring
cupfuls of cookie dough onto the baking sheet. The dough is thick. Be sure to
bake a test cookie or two before baking the whole batch so you can adjust size
and practice the best way to flatten dough.
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Bake time: 10-14 minutes
Makes about 2 dozen jumbo cookies
1 ½ cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, room temperature
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
1 ¼ cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups (1 ½ 12-ounce bags) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375º F. Lightly grease baking sheets.
- Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium
bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed,
cream butter granualted sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, scraping
the bowl continually about 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in
vanilla extract. Beat dough until creamy, about 1 minute.
- Gradually stir flour mixture into creamed mixture a bit at a
time until well mixed, about 2 to 3 minutes. The dough will be thick. Stir in
chocolate chips by hand.
- Pack a ¼ cup measure with dough. Drop measured dough onto
prepared baking sheets, 6 per sheet. With water, lightly mist the bottom of a
6-8 inch dinner plate (or other flat-surfaced dish). Flatten each cookie gently
with misted dish.
- Bake cookies 10-14 minutes until they are light brown around
the edges. Do not over bake. Remove cookie sheets from the oven. Allow cookies
to sit for 2-5 minutes before using a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack. Let
cookies cool completely.
- Store cookies in an airtight container.
Special Baking Tips
from The Elf
- Consider spraying the inside of the ¼ cup measure with
vegetable spray before measuring dough into individual cookies in order to
- Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies need plenty of cooling time.
They will become more and more firm as they cool. If you remove them from the
baking sheets too soon, the cookies may break apart. Let cookies sit on baking
sheets until you can safely lift them with a spatula and transfer them to
cooling racks without cracking the tops.
- Use several baking sheets. Because these cookies take longer
to bake than most drop cookies and longer than most to become firm, you will
save time by rotating batches of cookies in and out of the oven and throughout
the cooling process.
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