I will refer to these cookies from now on as the quarter-pounder cookies. It's a dangerous thing for cookies this good to even exist. Not that I ever think twice about eating a quarter-pound burger. I'm a bring on the half-pounder kind of girl. That's not really a good thing, but hey, what can ya do? I like food. However, a quarter-pounder cookie? I'm in heaven, but to be honest even I found it difficult to eat a whole one of these. I don't think I have ever had a problem eating a whole cookie in my entire life. Again, this is not really a good thing. Maybe with these it's because their presence alone is overwhelming.

I wrote a few days ago about my love for giant muffins and cupcakes...well, here's a shocker: cookies also fall into that category. Chocoholics, you must make these now. I have a feeling these are going to be my new go-to cookie recipe. I won't even begin to list the reasons having a go-to cookie this large is a terrible, terrible thing–that's pretty self-explanatory. I can only imagine how good these would be heated up and served with vanilla ice cream. Is it acceptable to start making all cookies four ounces?

Giant Double Chocolate Cookies
Recipe from Annie's Eats
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.


Evan Thomas said... @ January 24, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Great recipe! Who doesn't love a big cookie for dessert? Very comforting

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said... @ January 24, 2011 at 9:44 PM

These look great! The only thing that could make them better is to make ice cream sandwiches out of them.

Steph said... @ January 24, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Wow!! These are awesome! I love big oversized cookies! These look jam packed with chocolate!

Sandra said... @ January 24, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Delicious!!! Yummy!

Medeja- CranberryJam said... @ January 25, 2011 at 12:43 AM

I like these big chocolate chip cookies :) and it's really nice that they are big

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said... @ January 25, 2011 at 6:15 AM

The chocoholics in my household would go nuts for these! And I know they'd ask for seconds!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Sarah said... @ January 25, 2011 at 8:39 AM

Thanks for the comments! Hopefully you all enjoy these as much as I did (which was a lot if you couldn't tell).

All That's Left Are The Crumbs-I was thinking about doing that! I can only imagine what an incredible combination that would be.

Steph-Thanks! I don't think cookies get much more chocolaty than this..which is always a good thing in my book!

Lizzy-These are so big they might not even need seconds :) But then again, they didn't take long at all to disappear around my house!

briarrose said... @ January 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Hahahaha....now that is one big cookie. Yes...I want it...ehehehehe. ;)

Ivan D said... @ January 26, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Oh, are these going to be a hit with my grandkids! I'll be the best pappy ever!
Thanks Sarah!

Dreams of cakes said... @ February 5, 2011 at 6:58 AM

Yummy, I was looking for a chocolate chip cookie recipe today to make for my children. Your recipe looks delicious. I think I will give it try.

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