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Happy Monday blog readers (while not my favourite day, I still think Monday’s can be happy!). Today I’m bringing you another recipe from the land of double bacon cheeseburgers, ride-on lawnmowers and cinnamon buns the size of your head. Yes, it’s the next in my USA Bakes series!

I made these cookies for a bake sale at Lee’s work. For some (crazy) reason, he was worried that the cookie’s wouldn’t be popular so he went down to the sale to buy the lot and found them to be sold out.

I’m just saying, these are awesome, sell-out before all the other stuff at the bake sale cookies.

Just look at the middle of them! 5 inches across of ooey-gooey cookie deliciousness..

Here’s how to make them -(depending on how giant or regular sized you make your cookies, this recipe should make between 10 and 24 cookies.

  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white caster sugar
  • 2 eggs (happy, of course)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips/chunks
  • half a teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • half a teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups plain flour

First, combine your very soft butter in a bowl with the sugars and sunflower oil and mix, or beat with your mixer until combined and light in colour.

Add the eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking powder to the mix, and then add your flour and chocolate chunks. At this point, if you’d like to make some chocolate cookies as well as plain, siphon off half of the batter into a second bowl and add 25g of sieved cocoa powder to the mix.

I also added some marshmallows to the chocolate cookie dough… because why not?

Preheat your oven toΒ Β  and grease 3 large cookie sheets/baking trays. I often just spray them with Dr Oetker cake release spray these days (laziness).

Use a 1/2 cup measure if you have one to scoop cookie dough from your bowl (or grab three tablespoons worth of dough and smoosh it into a round shape and place onto your tray). At this point, I also like to stud the tops of the cookies with extra chocolate chunks, marshmallows or other decorations, which makes them look even prettier.

Bake for 12-16 minutes at gas mark 3/160 degrees/ 325F. When I’m baking cookies I always keep a close eye on the ones at the top of the oven, and rotate them with the ones on the bottom and the middle as they cook a lot less quickly.

Cool and nom. What’s your favourite kind of cookie (or giant cookie)? I have to go for chocolate chunk every time. They just can’t be beat.

x Kerry