Monday, May 13, 2013

Rising To The Challenge [i.e. the biggest cookies you ever saw]

 By nature, I am not a super competitive person, especially when it comes to anything in the athletic department. But say I can't bake something, and I'll try my hardest to prove you wrong. Yesterday, the bro-ski, trying to be smooth says, "Me and Brian [farmhand #1 at the farm he works at] don't think you can make as good of chocolate chip cookies as Hickory River. They're huge and have giant chocolate chunks. And we don't think you can make them." He may as well have said, "Me & Brian want you to make us chocolate chunk cookies," and saved himself the drama of trying to make me want to prove him wrong. Though, either way, I caved & he got his cookies. It really takes little to convince me to bake for people...especially when they pay for the ingredients. Bam. So I give to you....

Paul Bunyan Chocolate Chunk Cookies:
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup [1 1/2 sticks] unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 king sized Hersey's milk chocolate bars, chopped

1. Preheat your oven to 325F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, & salt.
3. Cream together the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until well blended.
beat in the vanilla, egg, & egg yolk, until well mixed.  Mix in the sifted, dry ingredients--
just until blended.
4. Stir in the chocolate chunks by hand, using a wooden spoon or spatula.
5. Drop cookies dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Approximetly
three inches apart...I suggest 4-5 on a sheet at a time.
6. Bake for 15-17 minutes...until the edges are just turning golden brown. Cool on the
cookie sheets before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

*Helpful hint: To prevent cookies from spreading out and becoming too thin, before slipping the cookies into the oven, pop the cookie sheets with dough on it into the freezer for  5 minutes.

 Yield: 16 cookies

 Eat them while they are still warm with 1/2 gallon of milk. No joke peeps. These are amazing.

You can not go wrong when the cookie is the
 same size as your hand & bigger than a cats head.


  1. oh my goodness! these look u-mazin'.

    pop them in the freezer before cooking? i have never heard of that before. thanks for the helpful hint! :)


    1. they are so good...definitely try them. I am considering baking all of my cookies using a 1/4 cup of dough so they turn out huge!


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