Giant Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Giant Chocolate Sugar Cookies

My daughter and her friend picked this cookie recipe to make (eat!) during a play-date the other day.  I had made these before, but this time I lowered the baking temperature to 350 degrees (convection).  When I recently made chocolate chip cookies, I lowered the baking temperature to 350 degrees, and I preferred the cookie texture.  They seemed to maintain their thickness, and were more chewy.  I had a similar result with this recipe as well. I also increased the yield (less “Giant”) by using a smaller cookie scoop. With a 1.75 inch cookie scoop bake for 12-13 min, and with a 1.5 inch scoop bake for approximately 10 minutes. This recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart Living.

  • Yield: Makes 8
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup good-quality unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, substitute 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Put butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in shortening (or additional butter). Add egg and vanilla; mix until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined.
  3. Using a 2 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 4 inches apart. Bake until edges are firm, 18 to 20 minutes. Alternatively, if using a 1.75 inch cookie scoop bake for 12-13 minutes, or with a 1.5 inch scoop bake for 10-11 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 2 days.

Giant Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

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