Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know, I know. Just what the world needs…another ‘the world’s best’ chocolate chip cookie recipe. But in fact, that’s exactly what we need. When was the last time you took a bite of a chocolate chip cookie and then went and had a crappy day? Or sunk your teeth into a still warm, ooey gooey cookie and it didn’t make you smile. The perfect cookie can make your whole body melt with contentment.  We need more of this in the world.

I am so disgusted with Donald Trump (and seeing his mug plastered everywhere) that I just want a dozen (or two) of these cookies, a half-gallon of ice-cold milk and a dark room…with a really amazing E! trashy TV marathon. It can be Fashion Police, the Kardashians or my new  fav, the Stewarts & the Hamiltons…I won’t complain or discriminate. I’ll just be happy to escape the blame-game and who those idiots want to put on a $10 bill. As if I care about the $10 bill…as if any of us should care.

Honestly, if Trump is elected I’ll be so sad (and embarrassed to be an American). In fact, we’ll need a lot more of these cookies to make it all better. How often do we get to mix chocolate chip cookies, the presidential election and E! all in one sitting? You’re welcome. Pour yourself a scotch and if you must watch presidential election coverage, you’re only allowed to watch Bill Maher. He slays me. I heart him too. In addition to George. Are you starting to wonder about my taste in men?

This is going nowhere and I’m starting to ramble. It’s still early in the week. Let’s get to the cookies already…

Before We Get Started:

  • I know, two different flours that aren’t all-purpose. I’m sorry. I really am. But I wouldn’t do this to you unless I truly felt it made a HUGE difference in how your cookie was going to turn out. I like a fluffy cookie, with some girth and these two flours deliver. If you look around at my other recipes, you’ll see that you can use them more. I always use bread flour in my cookie recipes and this oatmeal cookie also uses the white whole-wheat flour. I’m not trying to get healthy on you…you’ll really like what it does to a cookie.
  • Chill your dough. I like to chill this dough in the fridge before rolling…it makes it easier to handle. This dough, because of the oil, can be a little sludge-like and 20 minutes in the fridge really helps firm him up.
  • Freeze  your dough balls…not long. Just about 10-15 minutes is all it takes. It will help them rise nicely once they hit the heat of the oven and it will also help them keep a nice round shape. I want my cookie to look as good as it tastes.
  • Splurge on some nice dark chocolate bars (or semi-sweet or milk, if that’s what you’re in to) and chop them up. You’ll be so so SOOO much happier with the finished cookie. The way it looks, the way it laces every bite with melted chocolate goodness…perfection. I pick up handfuls of different chocolate bars every time I go to the store so I always have a stash. You should too.
  • Why I use half butter and half oil… Well, I love the taste of butter. I think that’s pretty obvious. I use all olive oil in this cookie and it’s positively divine. But sometimes, I want a more classic chocolate chip cookie and this is that cookie. The oil adds this softness (and not flavor) that I love.
  • Let’s bake betches.

[ COOKIE UPDATE ] I have never substituted all-purpose flour for all (or any) of the flour in this recipe…I will do this soon and see what happens…until then, proceed with all-purpose flour with caution…it hasn’t been tested! xo

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fricken delicious giant chocolate chip cookies

Makes 2 Dozen Giant Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sunflower or canola oil
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup bread flour
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour (I use King Arthur)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups dark chocolate, chopped
  • Sea salt flakes for dusting on top (prior to baking)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, oil, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well-blended. Use either a spatula or an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  2. Add in the eggs and mix on low until completely incorporated.
  3. Add the vanilla to the butter mixture and mix completely.
  4. In another medium-sized bowl, mix the bread flour, whole-wheat flour, sea salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  5. Pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix until barely blended…there should be steaks of flour still.
  6. Pour in your 2 1/2 cups of chocolate chunks and stir until JUST BLENDED. Don’t overdo it.
  7. Cover the bowl of cookie dough with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile…put some parchment paper or a silpat on your cookie sheets.
  9. Turn your oven to 375 degrees F.
  10. Once the dough has gotten its’ chill on…roll into large (about 2 generous tablespoons each or about 1.75 ounces each…yes, I weighed them). I always try to not overwork my dough, but I do nudge it into a nice sphere-like shape so that my cookies will come out nice and round.
  11. Place the cookies on the baking sheet with about 2 inches between each ball of dough.
  12. Sprinkle the sea salt flakes all over the dough balls like a boss. That’s right, you got it. Yum. I love this part. Take a photo. It looks pretty.
  13. Put the cookie sheet with the dough balls in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to firm up a bit.
  14. Pop the cookies straight from the freezer into the oven for 11 minutes.
  15. Once out of the oven let the cookies cool on the sheet for a least 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  16. Now grab your milk (or scotch) and your cookies and go watch some telly.

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{ on my mind }
  • Bill Maher.
  • George Hamilton.
  • The fact that my chickens have decided to lay their eggs outside the coop instead of inside the nesting boxes…so that now I have to hunt the yard for eggs. The creator of Foghorn Leghorn DEFINITELY had a chicken. They are wily little creatures.
  • The hand model is my cousin Alex. Nice hands, right? #shesacookieslut
  • That’s it. Happy Hump Day. xo

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21 Comments

  • Naomi 2017/02/13 at 5:51 AM

    These cookies (we call them ‘biscuits’ in Australia!) are what I’ve been looking for. Delicious, no spreading, not too crispy, no annoying rolling out of dough, I could go on. Thank you!

    Reply
  • Maritza 2017/02/10 at 6:33 PM

    Can I freeze the dough in balls on a sheet and then cook them a few days later? If so, should I let them rest outside of the freezer for a few minutes before baking them?

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    • Rebecca Firth 2017/02/11 at 5:12 PM

      Hi Maritza! Store them air-tight in the freezer and then they can go directly from the freezer to your oven, just tack on several extra minutes of bake time. Usually between 2-3 minutes does the trick. Happy baking!! xoxo

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  • Peg 2016/11/24 at 5:16 PM

    I am pretty new to your website, and agree with one of your other (former) readers. I got excited with you over your recipes, but when you decided to demean Mr. Trump, that’s when I lost all interest in what you had to say. If you feel embarrassed, so be it. I would have felt worse, knowing that we had elected a known law-breaker into the highest position of our Country. If you didn’t know this fact, perhaps you should read up on her, instead of relying on people like Bill Maher and other late-night hosts. They are just comedians who do an act, with farce interspersed, to amuse their audiences, and sway their vote!! To defend the Kardashians, shows me that you’re either not old enough, or not smart enough, when it comes to Politics. Stay there in the phony world of the Holly-weirdos!!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/26 at 5:47 PM

      Hi Peg — I get my news from all types of sources. Our country is great because everyone is allowed to have their own opinion and I’m not embarrassed by mine in the slightest. I wish you well!

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    • Sarah Ochocki 2017/02/19 at 8:43 PM

      By, Felicia.
      Rebecca – I love the blog! This post speaks to my soul. Both the hating Trump part and the CCC part.

      Reply
      • Rebecca Firth 2017/02/20 at 2:10 AM

        Oh my god. I love you. I’m so glad you’re here. xoxoxo

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  • Coco in the Kitchen 2016/10/12 at 10:45 PM

    I came here today, looking for a new choco-chip cookie recipe.
    How can I resist something called “fricken delicious?”

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  • Mel 2016/05/21 at 4:18 AM

    Just made these tonight and they were very well received. I was skeptical with using oil but they had a nice crisp to chew ratio–something I have a hard time achieving with butter only. Loved the suggestion to freeze prior to baking, my cookies have never looked so good. Thanks for the new ccc recipe!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/05/24 at 4:55 AM

      Hi Melissa!!! That warms my heart that you tried these!! I am so so glad that you liked them. I hope to see you soon!! xox

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  • Stephanie Chavez 2016/04/15 at 6:45 AM

    Holy mother of united chocoholics, that chocolate center is making me wish it wasn’t nearly midnight right now. I need these in my life right now, and maybe at least once a week ;).

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/04/15 at 3:49 PM

      Hi Stephanie — I am such a chocolate addict and I LOVE these cookies! Chewy, nice girth. Thanks for stopping in! xoxo

      Reply
  • Leslie Rossi 2015/09/23 at 7:41 PM

    YES! I was craving cookies this week and these will fill my fix!

    Looks great as always
    Leslie

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  • Shirley Zimmerman 2015/09/23 at 4:26 PM

    I’m sorry to tell you that I’m not going to follow your blog anymore. It’s not because of your comments regarding Donald Trump but rather your comments about how you’d rather dumb yourself down by watching ET, the Kardashians, etc. The fact that you would rather watch that trash than keep yourself current on what’s happening in the United States is distasteful to me and I don’t want to read anything more you have to offer.

    Reply
    • DisplacedHousewife 2015/09/23 at 5:09 PM

      I’m sorry that you’ll be leaving us — thank you for the note. I do feel that I can stay current on what’s happening in the US (and the world) and simultaneously watch trashy TV…I have room for both in my life. I wish you well Shirley! xx

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  • DisplacedHousewife 2015/09/23 at 3:00 PM

    Thanks Amy!!! xoxo

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  • Amy K Musson 2015/09/23 at 2:16 PM

    Keep writing! Keep cooking! You are a genius.

    Reply
  • Kimberly Smith 2015/09/23 at 5:07 AM

    I, too, feel the need to leave the country should Trump be elected. Having him be the face of a major political party in America right now is an insult to that party and all educated, level-headed Americans everywhere. I’m absolutely disgusted that he has a following. Talk about how anti-intellectualism is killing America, and Trump’s face becomes the poster child of so much that is wrong in America…. BUT, for now, I agree…. a stiff drink & a mind-numbing session of Kardashian TV with a plate of your sinful cookies by my side, and life is good. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you!!!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2015/09/23 at 5:22 AM

      I’m mortified that it is even a consideration!!! This is so not a political arena (I get that…I’m a little more cookies, butter and martinis), but god forbid he wins, what country are we fleeing to?

      PS I cannot, will not, (WON’T) believe that it will happen!! xoxo

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