Sunday, April 15, 2012

Giant Cookie

Question: What do you do for a friend who doesn't like cake on their birthday? 

Answer: Make a giant cookie and watch their face light up!
I love baking things for friends' birthdays, getting something home made and hand crafted always has such a sense of the warm fuzzies about it and I love that feeling. The friend in this case wanted a giant chocolate cookie packed with chocolate and Diam chunks.

This recipe turns out an 11" thick chewy cookie with the perfect cookie texture (or so I was told). Since starting my business I've discovered a number of people I know who don't like cake so I think this recipe is going to come in very handy. 

Giant Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Makes one 11" cookie
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 90g butter (melted and cooled)
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • 60g caster/superfine sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 200g Diam bars (broken into chunks)
  • 100g chocolate chunks
Preheat the oven to 150C. Line an 11" round tray (I used a pizza tray) with greaseproof paper 
In a large bowl beat the butter and sugars until well combined
Add the egg and beat well
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine well, using your hands if necessary
Pour in the chocolate and Diam chunks and mix
Put handfulls of the dough into the tray and press it all together and into the corners 
to form a solid round.
Bake for 20 mins until the edges are golden and the center is still soft
Cool in the tray for 10 mins then cool completely on a wire rack

If the idea of all that chocolate isn't your think feel free to omit the cocoa powder. Actually, scratch that; feel free to change around all of the mix-in options and try loads of different combinations!

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