Thursday, 31 May 2012

As Big As Your Head Cookies

There are a few things that are better when they are bigger. These tend to be Swimming Pools, Hotel Bedrooms and Food (and I hear you at the back!). Something that I have always wanted is a cookie as big as my head and so when this week Big Boy and I decided that a Giant Cookie would be the perfect pudding to go with our Thursday Night Film night we knew we had to make one.

Giant Chocolate Cookie

Making the Giant cookie is surprisingly simple so just in case you want to make one too, this is how it's done.

Ingredients

125g Brown Sugar
75g Caster Sugar
125g Butter
2tsp Vanilla Essence
1 Egg
1tsp Baking Powder
150g Plain Flour
185g M&M's
25g to 50g Marshmallows (I had some in the cupboard and so I tossed these in too, I didn't weigh them sorry!)


Method

Cream the butter and the sugar together before folding in the vanilla and egg. Once everything is well mixed add in the flour and baking powder. Things will seem not to come together and just as you are about to add more flour will suddenly start turning into what looks like a normal batter.

Toss in the M&M's (or chocolate chips or other hard shelled candy) and Marshmallows or any other ingredients you are using (for example reduce the flour to 100g and add 50g of oats and 100g of raisins and 25g of nuts) and mix until everything seems nicely spread.

Get either a Giant Cookie tray or baking tray or pizza tray and lightly grease the surface (I mean lightly, in fact if you know you over grease skip this step completely or your cookie will taste horrid and fall apart). If you are using a pizza tray and it has holes in like mine trim a piece of grease proof paper to fit and grease that.

Dollop the mixture into the middle of the tray and using a spoon slowly spread it out so that it is even across the tray.

Giant Chocolate Cookie about to be baked

Put in the oven on the middle shelf for approximately 15 minutes on Gas mark 4, it might need a bit longer so  if you want a crispy cookie keep cooking after the first 15 minutes is up and check every five minutes or so before taking it out to serve.

If you don't mind it being soft (I like soft cookies) take it out after 15 minutes and allow to cool before serving.
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