Monday, March 10, 2008

Giant chocolate sugar cookies

Giant chocolate sugar cookies

Do you remember my del.icio.us resolution? Martha and her cookie of the day series are not being much helpful here. Seriously – how can I cut down my del.icio.us posts if everyday I feel like adding a new cookie recipe to it?

Don’t these look and sound amazing? Not to mention the recipe seemed easy to put together and one can find the ingredients in any baker’s pantry. Oh, Martha. After these, how can I say no to your cookie recipes?

The cookies turned out really big and tasted great. One should be enough to kill any chocolate cravings – but if you feel like it, have 2, just in case. :)

Giant chocolate sugar cookies

Giant chocolate sugar cookies

1 ½ cups (210g) all-purpose flour
½ cup (45g) good-quality unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (113g/1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ cups (300g) sugar
½ cup (113g/1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 190ºC/375ºF. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
Put butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in additional melted butter. Add egg and vanilla; mix until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined.
Using a 2 ½-inch (6.25cm) ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 4 inches (10cm) apart. Bake until edges are firm, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 2 days.

Makes 8 – I got 16 using a ¼ cup capacity ice cream scoop

Giant chocolate sugar cookies

40 comments:

Cookie baker Lynn said...

These cookies certainly look like resolution busters! And the ribbon is just darling.

Emiline said...

Cookie of the day series?! Thank you! I needed something to bake.
These look great. Chocolate sugar is unusual, isn't it?

LyB said...

Me want cookie!!!! Patricia, I'm adding those to my "I want it now" list too!

linda said...

More is more and not less when chocolate cookies are concerned. I'd really need one with my tea right now...

Kelly-Jane said...

Baking is hard to give up, but one of the good things about cookies (I think) is that they make so many you have to give some away, and one or two left for the cook would be fine! They look lovely, I'm looking forward to Martha's new book =)

Jo. said...

I need something tasty like those huge cookies right now.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I love any cookie that has "chocolate" and "giant" in the name! As always, your cookies make me want to go into the kitchen and start baking.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Those cookies look irresistable! I could really use a sugar rush right about now too.

Elle said...

Gorgeous, simple cookies...hard to resist.

Jennifer said...

I bookmarked this recipe, too. Hopefully, I'll get around to baking them soon. Yours look delicious!

Kevin said...

Those chocolate cookies look good. Nice photos.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I don't know that I've ever had a chocholate sugar cookie! What a great idea! And, the giant size is a bonus!

Gigi said...

OMG do they look good! I think I'm baking a batch and adding vanilla ice cream to create ice cream sandwiches. ...mmm (*drooling*)

Veron said...

I'm with gigi, this would look great as an ice cream sandwich....yum!

Priscilla said...

Now those cookies looks delicious! That blue ribbon is cute too!

Sarah said...

I think the members of my house would love it if I baked up a batch of these. They look delicous!

Brilynn said...

They're beautiful! Love the blue ribbon.

joey said...

Lovely cookies and lovely styling :) I'm am longing to get some cookie baking done and your blog is full of them! :)

Candace said...

Chocolate Sugar cookie? Lovely! Fab photos too!

Deborah said...

So many cookies and too little time!! These look fabulous!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lynn, thank you! I'm a ribbon fanatic. :)

Emiline, that series is addictive, sweetie, be careful. :)

LyB, I do hope you try them!

Linda, they would go great with tea, my dear friend.

Kelly-Jane, I can't live without baking. And I spread the cookies around - mother-in-law, coworkers... :)

Jo, I miss them already. :)

Lydia, thank you! That's quite a compliment. :)

Susan, me too!

Elle, these are pretty simple and good at the same time.

Jen, I'm sure yours will be fantastic!

Kevin, thank you!

T.W., it was my first time too!

Gigi, that is a wonderful idea! *drooling too*

Veron, she's wicked. :)

Priscilla, I'm a sucker for ribbons! :)

Sarah, I am sure they'd love these.

Bri, thank you, darling!

Joey, I do hope you try one of the recipes, they worked out fine for me!

Candace, tks for visiting! I'm glad you like these!

Deb, tell me about it. I wish I could bake everyday. :)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Those look like some seriously good cookies. Save me one will you. I've really got to get to the gym before I can have one though.

giz said...

I have great doubt that I could only eat one or maybe even two - the whole batch is a one hour t.v. show... and 5 additional pounds on my hips.

giz said...

I have great doubt that I could only eat one or maybe even two - the whole batch is a one hour t.v. show... and 5 additional pounds on my hips.

eliza said...

you bake cookie every day?? brave woman! always have to have a batch of chocolate cookies at home, eh?

nicisme said...
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nicisme said...

Lovely, chocolatey and HUGE!!
Mmmmm.... Bet I could eat 2...

Cheryl said...

I can't believe I have never heard of a chocolate sugar cookies. Sugar cookies are just my favorite and I will so have to try this version.

Margaret said...

How good looking are they!

Piggy said...

great looking chocolate cookies!

maybahay said...

your cookies always look perfect!

Toni said...

I think I'm enough of a glutton that one would not do. No. Not at all. I must have 2. At least.

Yummmmmm.....

valentina said...

Pat, I love the cookies you make. And the presentation is soooo cute!!! With the ribbon & all!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Tanna, they were gone in no time, sweetie! :)

Giz, I have a few pounds I need to ditch, too. :S

Eliza, no! Only on weekends. :)

Nic, I bet you could. :)

Cheryl, really? You should definitely bake these, my friend!

Margaret, thank you!

Piggy, tks for stopping by!

Hi, darling! Tks!

Toni, have as many as you want. :)

Valentina, thank you, dear!

Maya said...

Patricia:

Those cookies look amazing. They look like they would have a deep and intense chocolate goodness!

Pam said...

Patricia, you always find the best cookie recipes!

cakebrain said...

Oh yum! Those cookies are calling for me! I wouldn't mind one right now with my cup o' tea!

KJ said...

Two is a foregone conclusion. The question is whether I should have three. They look so good.

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm I'd love one of those right now... at 640am haha. I didn't know about Martha Stewart's cookie a day thing! Now I have to go and check them all out - thanks!

Bellini Valli said...

These would take care of my chocolate cravings no doubt:D

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