Seems like just yesterday, we were having our end-of-year celebration. For that celebration, I went a wee overboard and made a GIANT cookie. I topped this bad boy with scoops of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and caramel sauce, whipped cream, and of course cherries. (Note to self, take a picture of the final product BEFORE setting it on a table with kiddos clutching their spoons and a crazed look in their eye...) This was SO fun to all share the platter-o-yum together. However, I think next time I do it, I will make 2 medium cookies and freeze one right away, because we ended up throwing quite a bit out once the ice cream got all melty.
Surprise your kiddos and bake this bad boy up for a back-to-school celebration. You can slice it like a pizza or top it with ice cream...either way, they will LOVE it!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (one stick), melted and cooled slightly
- 1 whole egg
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1-1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, cream together the sugars and butter. Add the egg and mix. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Line a large (11X17-inch) baking pan with foil and press the cookie into a circle. Press cookie into a 9-inch circle, about 1/4 to 3/8-inch thick. When it bakes, it spreads to about 11 inches, which fits perfectly onto a 12-inch round cardboard circle you can find at most craft stores. I used my 10" spring form pan to bake in and that seemed to work great for me.
If desired, top the cookie with M&M’s or any other garnishes.
Bake for 13-16 minutes until the cookie is lightly golden brown. Let the cookie cool completely on the baking pan.
Recipe Source: Tasty Kitchen member Melanie