I did not try it till yesterday when I recruited my daughter to make them. She baked the cookies while I snipped my freshly-picked green beans. She mixed them by hand, not by machine. The dough was stiff. She had to knead or mix the dough with hands.
The recipe was to yield 26 cookies, but we got a few more than that. These cookies are not the type a chocolate-lover wants to snitch. They are too large for that. The large size actually helped me to use more self-control. I saved my tasting till the rest of my family was home to enjoy them with me.
I recommend them. When my husband came in from his long day of work, he sat down in his favorite chair and my daughter presented him with a plate of these cookies. With surprise, he declared, “Now, that’s a cookie!”
Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preparation time: 45 minutes Baking time:10 minutes per pan 375° oven
- 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups LAND O LAKES Butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 T. vanilla
- 1 (12-oz. ) package (2 cups) real semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl. Set aside.
Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Beat gradually adding flour mixture, until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chunks. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until light golden brown. (DO NOT OVERBAKE.) Let stand 1-2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets.
26 jumbo cookies Tip: For 2 1/2-inch cookies, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. 4 dozen cookies.