When you’re craving a cookie from your favorite bakery, but it’s snowing and 4 degrees outside, crank up the oven and make these Giant Bakery Style Chocolate Chunk Cookies in the comfort of your warm and toasty home.
Yes, yes this is another post about chocolate chip cookies. I would apologize, but I don’t believe there’s much room for sorrys when chocolate is involved.
We’ve talked about chocolate chip cookies a lot over the years. We’ve discussed melted butter and extra egg yolks, the merits of refrigeration, and the necessity of always slightly under baking. There have been two epic chocolate chip cookie battles, the first of which resulted in one of my tried and true favorites- The Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie. The second, a battle between The Chewy and The Soft and Thick Chocolate Chip Cookie was a near tie, and resulted in two cookie recipes I rotate between based on my mood and cravings.
You may think a third chocolate chip cookie recipe is ridiculous, overboard, totally unnecessary. But if you’re a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur like myself, you know there’s a time and place for all the different cookies of the world, with each one bringing its own special virtues to the table.
So what’s so special about these Giant Bakery Style Chocolate Chunk Cookies? Well, most of it is in the title. First, GIANT. Like, the size of your face. Well, maybe not your face, but a baby’s face at least. These guys are big.
Second, bakery style. There’s something marvelous about peering into a glass case filled with stacks of big, puffy, chewy chocolate chip cookies, isn’t there? These cookies are made to mimic the look and taste of those irresistible bakery cookies.
Third, chocolate chunks. No dainty chocolate chips in these cookies. These are packed with big, melty, hunky pieces of chocolate. Dark chocolate slivers permeate the dough while pockets of chocolate chunks provide deep, rich chocolate flavor. So, so good.
The finishing touch to these bad boys? A sprinkling of sea salt. It’s not totally necessary, and I understand some of you are probably not into the salt-on-my-dessert thing. I think a sprinkling of salt amplifies the sweetness of the cookie, bringing the flavors right to the tip of your tongue. Plus, it’s pretty. And I like pretty cookies.
So do you need another chocolate chip cookie recipe in your life? Yes, yes you do. I guarantee you these Chocolate Chunk Cookies are going to be featured regularly in my cookie baking rotation. Give them a try, and I’m sure you’ll agree.
Oh, and if you’re wondering what to do with that leftover egg white, check out my collection of over 50 egg white recipes!
Recipe adapted from Host the Toast