Who can resist Giant Double Chocolate Chip Cookies? The combination of a rich and fudgy chocolate with brownie-like centers and a crispy exterior is ultimately the winner.
I have been obsessed with giant cookies lately since trying my Super Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. It has climbed to the top of my most-loved cookie recipe list. If you have not tried it out, you should! The best thing is that the cookies are so large, it will satisfy your sugar and chocolate craving.
This Giant Double Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is actually the chocolate version of Super Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are full of rich chocolate and studded with semisweet chocolate chips inside and out. They are crisp on the outside and yet soft and gooey in the center.
Tips for Making Giant Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
1. Use cold butter
Cold butter will make denser cookies, and they will likely not spread enough in the pan when you bake them. Cold butter’s ability to hold air is vital to create a structure, the framework of flour, butter, sugar, eggs that makes up most baked goods. In addition, it gives the cookies all of those air pockets for the crispier end product.
2. Use cake flour
Cake flour has less protein content than all-purpose flour. It creates less gluten, which means the baked goods made from cake flour produces a softer and tender texture. Using both flours allow us to keep the structure of the cookie while still getting that light and airy inside.
3. Use cornstarch
Cornstarch is a thickening agent. When combined into cookie dough, it will make your cookies thicker. It is said that cornstarch used in combination with flour can soften the harsh proteins of flour, making a more tender baked good. So you get a slight crisp on the outside of your cookie while the inside is soft.
4. Use good quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips
Since chocolate is all you can taste in these cookies, you should try investing in a higher quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips. For the chocolate chip, I usually use Callebaut chocolate callets which melt beautifully inside the cookies.
4. Chill the dough
Chilling the cookie dough as little as 30 minutes in your fridge or freezer before baking solidifies the fat in the cookies. As the cookies bake, the fat in the chilled cookie dough takes longer to melt which prevents the cookies from spreading during baking. Chilling the dough also helps deepen the flavor as well.
5. Do not squish the dough
After dividing the dough into 8 pieces, do not compress the dough into a ball shape. Use your hands to stack the dough into tall mounds to make it light and airy. Make it as high as possible and do not press the dough down.
6. Sprinkle salt on these cookies
If you have never tried salted cookies before, you should try them now. The sprinkle of salt truly accentuates the rich chocolate flavor.
7. Increase the oven temperature
Most chocolate chip cookie recipes call for you to bake them at 350°F/180°C. I have tested this recipe at different temperatures and found the higher the baking temperature, the less the cookies spread. It is also great to create a crispy golden brown exterior while the inside is still soft and kinda underbaked.
Because the cookies are baked at a higher temperature, the bottoms risk burning before the cookies are finished baking. Firstly, you should use light-colored pans or aluminum baking sheets. Darker color pans absorb heat and cause the cookie bottoms to burn. Secondly, bake a layer of sheets at a time in the middle row of the oven. Do not put the in the lower row.
The tops of the cookies should be golden brown and the dough should look cooked. Let the cookies cool on the pans for 15 minutes. This gives them a chance to set so that you can remove the cookies without them breaking and will also allow the inside of the dough to cook a little more.
And of course, you cannot have these Giant Double Chocolate Chip Cookies without a glass of cold milk. Milk and cookies are definitely the best combinations.
More Soft Cookie Recipes
While you are here, don’t forget to check out these soft cookie recipes!
- Super Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Nutella Stuffed Cookies
- Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
- Almond White Chocolate Matcha Cookies