Big Giant Double-Chocolate Fudge Cookie

This cookie is soft in the center, crisp on the outside and the chocolate dough is loaded with chocolate chunks.  You might enjoy sprinkling some flaky sea salt on the top at the end like I did!  We hope you’ll try our big giant double-chocolate fudge cookie and share your photos with us!  Tag #OBBgiantCookie on Instagram!

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Big Giant Double-Chocolate Fudge Cookie

A single, giant double-fudge cookie with a rich chocolate flavor.


  • Note: because we are working with such small ingredients it's important that you measure them correctly. It's very easy to alter your dough for any of these giant cookies simply by not measuring your flour correctly, packing your brown sugar too much, or using a small egg. We've included details in the recipe to help with this!
  • 3 tablespoons real butter melted (*see note about melting in instructions)
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk from a large or extra large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch table salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • optional: flaky sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  • 1. Melt your butter in a heat-safe mixing bowl.  Note: It doesn’t need to be ALL the way.  See photos for an example- I’ve found the best stage is when about half the butter is liquid, but the rest is super soft.  Like the texture of pudding.  You want it to easily stir completely smooth when you touch it.
  • 2. Mix in white and brown sugars, egg yolk and vanilla.
  • 3. Measure your flour by lightly spooning it into your measuring cup and then leveling with a knife.  Avoid scooping with your measuring cup. Sprinkle flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt on top and then mix together.  Stir in almost all the chocolate chips- I like to save about a tablespoon to place on top of the cookie before baking.
  • 4. Form dough into one large ball and place on prepared baking sheet.  Gently press down to about 3/4 inch thick.  If you saved a few chocolate chips, distribute them on the top of the cookie.
  • 5. Don't overbake!  Keep an eye on it and err on the side of under-baking since chocolate dough is easy to over bake!  Bake for 12-14 minutes (I like to set my time for about 10 so I can really watch it close at the end), until edges are set and center looks set, but still soft.
  • 6.  If desired, sprinkle a little flaky sea salt over the cookie immediately upon removing from the oven.
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes.  Enjoy!
Author: Sara Wells
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We start with melted butter, but my tip is to NOT melt the butter all the way (if you do, that’s fine).  This photo here shows the perfect stage.  It’s about half way melted but the solids are SUPER soft.  You can see my finger prints in there because if you touch the butter, it should have the consistency of pudding, or frosting.  Something that smashes right down and is perfectly smooth.

melted butter

For the first layer of chocolate-y goodness, we add unsweetened cocoa powder into our dry ingredients.

Giant Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie

That creates a rich, but not over powering chocolate base and you’ll add chocolate chips in there for more gooey chocolate in every bite!

Giant Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie Dough

Create a single round ball of dough and then press it down with your hand on your baking sheet.  You want it about 1/2-3.4 inch thick.  I like to press some chips on the top as well, simply for presentation.

Giant Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie Dough

The trick with chocolate cookies is to not *overbake* them.  Over-baking is easy because color is not a great indicator here.   You’ll want to watch for the edges to look set and the top to look just barely done but still be jiggly when you move your pan.

Giant Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie

When it’s all cooled, the center should be nice and soft!  Sprinkling some flaky sea salt at the end is optional but I like the nice flavor contrast!

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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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Questions & Reviews

    1. I used King Arthur Measure for Measure and it worked great. Just watch that cooking time. I baked mine for 10 minutes and it’s a bit dry.

  1. Can I use this recipe to make a batch of regular sized cookies? It looks sooo yummy! I want to make some to drop off at neighbors, etc.

    1. What type of chocolate chips do you suggest? Semi-sweet?

      I love your big giant chocolate chip cookie recipe and have made it three times already!

      1. I would say nothing sweeter than semisweet if you have it—I LOVED this one, but it was very rich!

  2. We didn’t have cocoa powder… so we threw in hot cocoa mix instead… It’s baking now. Hopefully it’ll still be good! 🙂

  3. If you double this recipe to make two giant cookies, would you do two egg yolks still or convert to a whole egg?

  4. My son wasn’t interested in the other cookies – he’s been waiting for the chocolate! I raised him right????