Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Super Small Batch of Extra Large Chunk Cookies

So I've been sick for the last two days...two precious days of my spring break. I could be negative nancy and be annoyed that I got sick on my spring break, but instead I'm choosing to be grateful that it happened now. I at least don't have to miss class.

I'm still running a fever, but today I'm getting a little antsy and decided to make some cookies. I ran across this recipe at Anna's website at cookiemadness.net I wanted to make a small batch of cookies, and these were so gigantic in her picture that I had to try them out. 

These really came out well...I was surprised. Usually big cookies don't get done in the middle, but these were super soft in the middle, but not underdone by any means. From the little bite that I took (cookies don't sound too appealing when you're sick), they were incredible. They were so soft and gooey that I might never make regular sized cookies again. 

4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and very hot
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tbsp. beaten egg (break egg, mix it with a fork and measure)
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup flour, leveled in measuring cup
1 tsp. water (optional)
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 milk chocolate candy bar, broken into pieces (I used Cadbury's Milk Chocolate bar)
2-3 tbsp. white chocolate chips
1/2 cup M & M's

In a large bowl, stir together hot butter, powdered sugar and brown sugar until smooth. If still hot, let cool for about a min., then stir in egg. Beat with a spoon until egg is fully mixed; stir in vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Add flour and stir just until mixed.If dough seems too dry (falling apart), add water. Stir in white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, broken candy bar pieces, and M & M's. Shape dough into a fat log of about 5 inches. Chill for 1 hour. Carefully cut log into 4 equal pieces (each should weigh 3 1/2 oz). 

Place cut pieces, spaced about 4 inches away from each other, 4 to a sheet, on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 18-20 min., rotating pan halfway through. Remove from oven and arrange a few more semi-sweet chunks on top--the candy will melt and adhere to the cookie. Cool on cookie sheet for 3 min, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling. 

Let the cookies sit around for awhile to set. 


lesley said...

Those looks SO good!! I'm a sucker for sweets!

Hope you feel 100% better soon!! And may the rest of your Spring break seem long to make up for your sick days! ; )

Emily said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well! Or maybe you're better now? Anyway, there's nothing better than cookie baking when you're sick. But then I always have trouble giving away whatever I made, for some reason...

The cookies look awesome!

Talita said...

Yummm, my hubby just love cookies like these! These looks great!

stephchows said...

ok these seriously look delicious! Total huge coffee house cookies :) Hope you are feeling better and have fun making the your first ever boston cream pie!!

Sara said...

I hope you feel better soon! These look so good, although I'll never pass up a treat that involves chocolate!

ttfn300 said...

"Let the cookies sit around for awhile to set" yeah... right :) i can never let that happen!!

hope you're feeling better soon!

Pam said...

Yum. Just give me a few of those with some milk and I will be a happy lady.

Culinarywannabe said...

How yummy! I remember when I was in college, my roommate and I used to just microwave cookie dough for a minute and then eat it with a spoon because we were too lazy to turn on the oven. Hope you feel better!

noble pig said...

I think these would make anyone feel better. I hope you are.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh My! These cookies look so delicious. Id be afraid to have themin my house, Id have no self control. I hope you feel better soon.

Elyse said...

I love Cookie Madness. Your cookies look fabulous. I hope you get better soon! I swear, I'm going to write you an email back in just a few days. My mom and sis are visiting for spring break. You get better, okay? You need to be well enough to enjoy a cookie!

5 Star Foodie said...

Those cookies look fabulous! I hope you're feeling better!

Aubree said...

Big cookies are the best!

Priscilla said...

These look soo good! I love big cookies. Hope you are feeling better soon!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

They look so awesome with the chocolate chips on top! I might start doing that to all my cookies! ;)

Jacque said...

Oh my goodness, those are huge! But nice when you want to be able to say "I only had ONE cookie"... less guilt that way, LOL.

They look sinfully good.

Through My Kitchen Window said...

wow m & m's. I never thought of that one. These look delish. You seem to be a real cookie fan and whynot! Do checkout my version won't you? I added oatbran, I guess that way I feel they are a tad healthier.