Giant cookie baking

13 Feb

I am really liking the stage with Maya right now where she likes to help me bake. Basically it consists of me measuring the ingredients and letting her dump them into the bowl. If she’s lucky I’ll let her stir too. She’s actually pretty good with it and loves to wear an apron to go along with it. I’m going to make her an apron of her own in the coming up weeks, so she’s got one just for her! I made these double chocolate cookies and the recipe called for them to be rather large. I realize from the photos that they kind of look like hamburger patties, but let me tell you, they are actually really delicious but require a couple of sittings to eat just one, or some pacing and a large glass of milk! (Even for me these are a bit much!) I think next time I would make them regular sized, but just for fun I wanted to make really big cookies!

She really does like to help!

All kinds of yummy

They're pretty thick!

Only 6 cookies fit per cookie sheet!

Giant Double Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 12 very large cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cubed
1¼ cup sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup dark cocoa powder
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar.  Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed.  Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended.  Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated.  Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.  Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead briefly by hand to be sure the ingredients are well combined.

Divide the dough into 4 ounce portions (or divide into 12 equal pieces).  Roll each portion of dough into a ball and flatten just slightly into a disc.  Place on the prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart.  Bake 16-20 minutes.  Let cool on the baking sheets 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source: Annie’s Eats


One Response to “Giant cookie baking”

  1. Rachel February 13, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    You guys make great-looking kids!! I can see Dave in Maya now. Her and Claire need to get together and get their bake on!

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