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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.

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Cookie Elf

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

2 eggs

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 prevent stickiness.
  • 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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