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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies | @hbharvest

It’s official, this week was unintentionally summer comfort food week, and we’re ending with the best recipe ever…giant chocolate chip cookies.

Two things…

One: nothing will ever beat chocolate chip cookies…unless they are GIANT chocolate chip cookies.

Two: I’ve been in serious comfort food mode, which I find so odd considering the time of year, but sometimes life throws you a curve ball, and sometimes that means you just need to make all the comforting foods you can. You know?

In all honesty, the last week has been one of the harder ones. I have been keeping my face bright on the outside, but on the inside everything is all wacky. I’ve mentioned this before, but I have always struggled with anxiety, and with the death of my grandma + my general constant stress of work related stuff, I think it’s just been a lot…and is taking me back to my middle school days. I always find talking about it really helpful, so instead of sugar-coating things, I thought I’d just be real.

Everyone deals with their own battles and this is totally one of mine. I have found some things that really help though, one of them is just being to talk it out. I’m going to share more tips/tricks that I’ve learned over the years in Sunday’s Nine Favorite Things post, so if this topic is of interest you, stay tuned!

I’m headed back to Cleveland tomorrow for my grandma’s funeral, and while I am sad to be going back to my hometown to say a final goodbye to my Nonnie, I’m also excited to meet a new cousin, Seeley (my grandma’s maiden name), who was born yesterday. Seeley is the 17th grandchild for my grandparents. She was born exactly one week after my Nonnie passed, on the 17th day of August in the year 2017. I would say that 17 is Seeley’s number. I am excited to share a new life with my family.

In the meantime, I really want to talk about fun, happy things. Things that totally distract my mind from all of it’s craziness…

And for me, that is these cookies! Fun, happy, and so freaking good. Addictingly good, but then that’s obvious, right?

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies | @hbharvest

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies | @hbharvest

As mentioned above, there’s nothing quite like a homemade chocolate chip cookie. I had many of them growing up. My mom was a serious baker and I know I have said this a million times over, but for you newer readers, mom would have dessert on the table before dinner was even started…or decided on.

My friends always wanted to come over to my house for the cookies. I remember my best friend Stephanie and I and literally eating a whole batch one summer afternoon after lacrosse camp (which was a short-lived camp for me…cause I was not a camp goer). And all my guy friends?

They definitely came for the cookies. No one made cookies like my mom. No one.

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies | @hbharvest

Anyway, as you have probably gathered, cookies are a thing at my house and always will be.

Oddly, I have yet to share my mom’s perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe (should I? It’s kind of simple…), but today’s recipe is pretty similar, just a lot larger in size!

With back to school time here, I always think about chocolate chip cookies. I always loved when I would come home from school to a fresh batch of mom’s cookies, especially if it was a Friday.

Fun fact about me? Fridays as a kid were my all time favorite day of the week. I looked forward to Friday afternoon like no other kid. Come four o’clock on any given Friday I was the happiest child alive. I had two full days of no school and I was as excited as can be. Friday will forever be the best, and I promise, they’re made even better with fresh-baked cookies…

So today we are celebrating Friday with chocolate chip cookies!

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies | @hbharvest

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies | @hbharvest

But guys, these are not just any chocolate chip cookies.

Nope, these are giant chocolate chip cookies and they are just as glories as you’d expect.

Think of a chocolate chip cookie, but then double or even triple it in size. Ahhhh…enter all the heart emojis now. Why have a small cookie when you can have a GIANT cookie?!

Crisp on the outside and chewy in the center.

The edges of the cookies turn slightly crisp (only slightly, so it’s good!!) while the centers are doughy, chewy, and basically just all things perfection.

And you know what else? This cookie recipe requires zero chilling. Meaning you can get up from your desk, couch, bed, or wherever you’re reading this (wordy) post from, bake up some fresh cookies and have them ready in just about twenty-five minutes. My guess is that if you are a baker, or even just a lover of chocolate and butter, you’ll have all the ingredients on hand right now.

Okay, after all this chatting, have I convinced you that your Friday night plans should include making these giant chocolate chip cookies?

You know that mine do, alongside a cold glass of milk. Then maybe some dinner…because sometimes that’s just how we need to roll.

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies | @hbharvest

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies | @hbharvest

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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 363 kcal

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  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar and sugar until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until combined and creamy. Add the flour, and baking soda, beat until combined. Stir in the the chocolate chips.
    2. Using an ice cream scoop (this makes things really easy) or 1/4 cup measure, roll the dough into balls and place 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet (about 5 per pan). Gently push down to flatten the balls just slightly.
    4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies just beginning to set on the edges, but still doughy in the center. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet. They will continue to cook slightly as they sit on the baking sheet. Eat warm (highly recommended) or let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 


*If your cookies are puffy when the come out of the oven, tap the baking sheet on the counter 2 times to flatten them down. 
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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies | @hbharvest

Friday + cookies = a very happy, smiling Tieghan. Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. 5 stars
    The BEST cookies I have ever made. I creamed the butter and sugar for a long time close to 8-10 minutes and I think, though I’m not an expert.makes the difference. My cookies were also fluffy but used the banging on the counter trick (so glad to learn that trick) and they came out near identical to yours. Delicious!!

  2. Reading these comments I’m glad I am not the only one. I love baking, it’s one of my most favorite hobbies and I’m a sucker for any chocolate chip cookie recipe. I had the same results, my cookies came out fluffy and thick. I have racked my brain and re-read the instructions over and over. These definitely did not look like the picture but I will say they did taste good. I’m not sure if it was placing the browned butter in the freezer for a short 10-15 min as stated in the book instructions or to chill for a short time if the dough gets sticky from a warmed kitchen. Also I am noticing the directions listed above do not match exactly as the recipe in the book. Now I feel just confused.

    1. Hi Krystal,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try. The recipe in the cookbook and this recipe are two completely different recipes, so if you were combining them and doing parts from the book and parts from here then that could have been your issue. Also, have you tried banging them on the counter for a flatter cookie? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  3. 3 stars
    I’m not sure what I did wrong but these did not come out right! Really dry and puffy and flakey. Like stiff to where they wouldn’t come down even when I banged throughout them through cooking. Flavor was offer and I followed the recipe to a T. Not sure what went wrong. I think the altitude.

    1. Hi Grace,
      So sorry you had issues with the recipe, it’s really hard for me to say what the issue is without more info. Was there anything you may have mis-read or adjusted? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  4. My cookies came out like others, cakes and fluffy… no flatness or chewiness… i thought it was something i did wrong until i read the comments.

    1. Hi Leah,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try. Did you try banging your baking sheet on the counter? That usually helps to flatten them. xTieghan

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