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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

Watch the How To Video: 

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 362 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° 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 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
    Hi T! Love your stuff! You’ve helped me make some great food for my family with your recipes! So I give this recipe 5 stars because the cookies are amazing but for some reason even following your instructions to the T the cookies still come out too fluffy and they rise even if I flatten them completely. What could I be doing incorrectly? SOS!

    1. Hi Ariella,
      Happy Sunday!!🍀 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it and sharing your comment! Have you tried tapping your baking sheet on the counter to get them to flatten? xT

      1. Yes! I tap! I bang! They’re still fluffy and cakey! Come hang out and help me fix this! 🤣 you’re the best!

  2. 5 stars
    So, my boyfriend has a love affair with chocolate chip cookies. We’ve (I’ve) been on the hunt for the perfect recipe – and it looks like I’ve finally found the winner! These cookies turned out perfectly and are absolutely delicious (highly recommend the sea salt flakes on top!).

    1. Hey Julie,
      Happy Monday!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well! xT

  3. 4 stars
    I just tried this recipe and it’s fairly decent as far as cookies go but it certainly did not turn out chewy for me and much more on the cakier side. I will enjoy them all the same but I wish I could figure out how to make them chewy

  4. I consider myself to be a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur and a darn good cookie baker. However, I made these today and was not at all impressed. I found it odd that there was no salt in the recipe other than what’s sprinkled on top. I
    followed the recipe exactly. They didn’t come out looking like the picture and the flavor was just not impressive. I’ll stick to my tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipes.

    1. Hey Karen,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, so sorry to hear these were not enjoyed! Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with! xT

  5. 5 stars
    Just made these they are amazing! I used 2 1/2 cups of chocolate chips which seem to be plenty. I was sad I did not have flaky sea salt and will add that to my grocery list. This recipe went together so quickly and the cookies are so soft and gooey. Thank you so much, will definitely make these again and again!!!

    1. Hey Joan,
      Happy Monday!!☃️ Thanks a lot for making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was a winner! xx

  6. Hello! When you say baked do you mean just regular bake setting on your oven?? I just automatically always put mine on fan forced and it’s just dawned on me that might not be right.

    1. Hi Meg,
      Yes, I always use regular bake on the oven:) Please let me know if there is anything else that I can help with! xT

    1. Hey Sunitha,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and appreciate you giving it a try! xT

    2. 3 stars
      Honestly, there’s far better cc cookie recipes. This cookie comes out super puffy and cakey (like the other comments say). They’re more like muffin tops. If you like that, then it’s great for you!! If you like a chewier cookie, probably go for another recipe. I’m not sure if the baking soda should have been less or something?

      1. Hi there,
        So sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this recipe, please let me know if there is anything that I can help with! xx

  7. 5 stars
    My cookies came out puffy too and I started realizing that the edges are setting before the cookie has time to spread out. So I reduced my oven temperature by 5 degrees and what do you know, the cookies spread out a lot more! I have known my ovens temperature is not consistent but never thought of this before. So get a thermometer for your oven and make sure 350 is really 350! Tieghan has much higher end appliances than most of us so I’m sure her ovens temperature is spot on allowing her cookies edges to set after fully spreading. The taste is super delicious too puffy or not!

    1. Hey Connie,
      I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄

    1. Hey Rosie,
      I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄