Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The BIG Chocolate Chip Cookie

When our daughter was attending college she would bring friends home for supper quite often.
Sometimes there would be up to 15 kids that would show up. Never really knowing how many would be coming I often made a huge casserole, lots of french bread and would make the salad when I had counted the number of students. We looked forward to Thursday evenings those two years.
One of the most requested desserts was the simplest thing to whip together.
The BIG cookie.
It's a recipe from the Mennonite Treasury that is just a basic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie,
but instead of making individual cookies, I just put all the dough onto a pizza pan and bake it.
Cut it into wedges and serve by itself, or with a scoop if ice cream.

-1 cup margarine
-2/3 cup white sugar
-2/3 cup brown sugar
-2 eggs
-1 1/2 cups flour

-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 heaping cup of chocolate chips
-2 cups oatmeal
-1 tsp vanilla
Cream margarine, add sugars, vanilla and eggs. Beat well. Add flour, salt and soda to the creamed mixture. Add oatmeal and chocolate chips and beat until all ingredients are well mixed.
OPTIONS- drop by teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 12 minutes at 350º
OR- for the BIG cookie, grease a round pizza pan (or line it with parchment and cut to fit the round) and dump all the cookie dough onto the pan and spread it out evenly leaving a 1 1/2 inch space for cookie to spread out. Bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350º or until centre is done.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like great idea.You can't go wrong with chocolate chip cookies in any form.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  2. Granddaughter viviting after school and I think this will hit the spot. By the way 2 eggs posted twice Lol : )

    Blessings

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  3. Looks great Kathy. There's a restaurant here in Southern California called B.J.'s that serves a Pizookie. It's a cookie baked in one of their individual pizza pans and you can have it a-la-mode..

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  4. My favorite cookie! I would love to have one THAT BIG! Looks yummy! ♥

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  5. A little hot fudge. .and a scoop of vanilla gelato and you have a classy little dessert . ..oh yum

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