I didn't see a separate thread for these cookies searching for "giant", but Val did post this recipe on another cookie thread.
Anyway, I have been making my way through some chocolate chip cookie recipes lately and this has been one of my favorites. A great, hearty texture - chewy, but not soft - more oomph than the average cc cookie.
My son asked me to make some cookies using toffee chips and I liked the texture of this cookie so much, that I decided to try it. I just subbed toffee chips for the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts for the pecans. Yummy!
I don't make mine giant, so I think it made about 4 dozen, maybe 5 (using a smallish cookie scoop) after I doubled the recipe, but I forgot to count.
Here's the recipe for anyone who is interested:
Giant Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter -- melted and slightly
cooled (about 5 minutes)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup finely chopped -- toasted pecan pieces
1 cup dark chocolate chunks (or semisweet chunks)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment.
In a medium bowl, stir (by hand) butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla, being careful not to overbeat.
Mix together the bread flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir into sugar mixture. Stir in oats, pecans and finally, chocolate chunks.
Chill dough for at least one hour.
Drop by packed quarter cupfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Let cool completely
Source: Anna created this recipe based on two other recipes
Val's notes: excellent. huge, thick, crisp outside and chewy inside. great taste. WOW. Also, they are less "oaty" than an average oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. In fact, you can hardly tell that the oats are there.