Ridiculous Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am not kidding. These are ridiculous. So, so, so good. They remind me of Levain, which is a very good thing, if not for the taste, at least because they are very substantial cookies. They are huge and perfectly crispy on the outside while being chewy and gooey on the inside. They have tons of chocolate inside, which is a huge plus if you ask me. And that touch of salt on the top just adds that special something and brings out the flavors of the cookie. I am in LOVE with these!! They're amazing.

Ridiculous Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips
kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets (don't be tempted to make them smaller, they aren't as good (texture is compromised) and trust, you will want them big). Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt or kosher salt on each cookie immediately after removing from oven. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe from Amy Furstenau.


  1. Danny and I have made these cookies three times and are planning to make them a fourth time for our family dinner -- they are seriously SO good!

  2. I'm so glad you liked them! Tell your mom hi for me. :)