Big Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Sometimes you just want a cookie and you want to eat it NOW!  This recipe produces a single big giant chocolate chip cookie that you can prepare very quickly with just a bowl and a spoon.  It has buttery-crisp edges and a soft gooey center. Bake it for yourself or to share.  Feel free to have fun and add any mix-ins you’d like!

giant chocolate chip cookie

How to Make a Big Giant Cookie!

When making a single big giant cookie, you just need a mixing bowl and either a spoon or a hand mixer.  It really is so quick and easy!  Just mix up your standard ingredients: butter, sugar, brown sugar, an egg yolk, vanilla, salt, baking soda and flour.

When you make your cookie dough ball, you’ll want to press the dough down to flatten it a bit.  You can experiment with pressing your dough down rather flat for a larger, thinner cookie, or leaving it piled high for a cookie that’s very doughy and tall in the center.

Sometimes at our house we bake it in a pie plate and then top it with a few scoops of ice cream and just dig in.

However you choose to make a big giant cookie, you’ll have fun and find yourself making it over and over again!

giant chocolate chip cookie

Check out these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies for a normal batch of these cookies.

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Big giant cookie

Big Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

5 from 6 votes
A buttery and delicious single jumbo cookie!  Add any mix-ins you like, from standard chocolate chips to nuts, sprinkles, or anything else you like!


  • 3 tablespoons butter (113g) melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (25g)
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar (53g)
  • 1 egg yolk just the yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoons all purpose flour (73g)
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  • Mix butter and sugars until smooth.  Add egg yolk and vanilla.  Sprinkle flour, baking soda, and salt on top and then mix together.  Add chocolate chips and/or any other mix-ins.
  • Form dough into one large ball and place on prepared baking sheet.  Gently press down to about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick.  Bake until edges are set and center looks cooked, but still soft.  You’ll want to keep an eye on it since baking time can vary depending on how much you press your dough down.  Mine usually take about 15 minutes.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before digging in (or don’t.  You’re the boss here.)  Enjoy!
Author: Sara Wells
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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 cannot wait to make this for my end of year teacher gifts! What size pizza box do you recommend if I match it with your “One Smart Cookie” printable?

  2. 5 stars
    This is DELICIOUS! Just made this tonight and devoured it with my cute little family of four. It’s the perfect size for a family dessert. And you don’t have a whole pan of sweets lying around to munch on. Seriously, the perfect size. Love it so much! Thanks Sara!

  3. 5 stars
    Home on a rainy day and my son and I had a great time making his own personal cookie. He was like….what, we are making a giant cookie?? We also made one for my nephews birthday tomorrow. why not! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. We have made this several times and it is always delicious! Question for you, though: my dough is so crumbly every time. Sometimes I need to add abt a Tbs of water just to make a ball. Any ideas what is going on? Or what I could do to prevent the dryness?

    1. I shouldn’t be dry at all, are you at extra high elevation? Make sure to use a large or extra large egg!

      1. I’m in Boise, so same elevation as you… and I have had the same issue multiple times with it being super dry. I followed the recipe exactly. Would including the egg white help? Any other suggestions? I want to love this recipe 🙂

        1. Hi Cassie! Some tips: 1. Make sure you are using a large or extra large egg. 2. All ovens are different, to avoid overbaking you might need to lower your baking time. 3. I just added some weight measurements- try weighing the dry ingredients to make sure you aren’t accidentally adding too much flour, etc. I hope these help- I want you to love it, too!

  5. 5 stars
    This was SOOO good! I have been doing a lot of baking with my 3 year old and this was much easier than scooping out several cookies (while he loses interest!) I made it in a 9 inch pie pan. A new family favorite for sure!!! Thanks for a great recipe!

  6. I would like to double this recipe to make two big cookies (one for us, one to give away). Can I just use one whole egg instead of two yolks?

    1. Yes, you can. The yolk specifically gives this cookie a chewy texture so your finished product might be slightly different but shouldn’t be a big deal.

  7. Thanks so much for this perfect, ONE giant-sized cookie recipe. It was perfect texture, and such a fun presentation! I loved that we didn’t need to make a whole batch to make the kids happy.

  8. When making treats like these, a trick I use is using half an egg. I have figured that to 1 1/2 Tbsps.
    I crack the egg into a small container, put the lid on and shake it up-scrambling the egg. I then just use 1 1/2 Tbsps on the mixture in my baking and saving the other half in the fridge for later use.

    1. You can definitely use that trick, but in this recipe specifically, we like to use the egg yolk for the chewy texture it lends to the finished cookie!

    1. I’m not a high-altitude baker so I’m not sure. But if you have tricks you usually use for cookie recipes, they could definitely be applied here!

    2. Hey Margaret, I live at 6000 ft in CO and I’ve never had to adjust for any cookies on OBB. Hope that helps. This make one GIGANTIC cookie! 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    This cookie was a hit with the enitre family…..which is a big accomplishment. I baked in a leftover pie tin and topped with ice cream. The edges were crispy and the center was soft. Perfect!

  10. I made this tonight for a date night with my husband and we loved it!! I would definitely recommend it with a little vanilla ice cream. So good!! Thank you! I will for sure keep this recipe very easily accessible.

  11. I made this for me and hubby last night during a late night TV binge watching session. We needed something sweet so bad! This was quick, easy and oh so delicious! I used some leftover cinnamon chips and it was the perfect, “as big as your head” cookie. I think it would great done in an 8 or 9 inch cast iron skillet also. Thanks for posting this… I have a feeling I’ll be making it on the regular.

  12. Ooh! Tomorrow’s my 50th birthday, and I’d *love* to celebrate it with a big, delicious, chocolate chocolate chip cookie! How much cocoa powder do you reckon would be good to add into this recipe?

    1. oooh HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I have one in a couple weeks- enjoy this unique one at home! If you want to do a chocolate version, decrease the flour by 1 T and then add 2 tablespoon cocoa powder. I have a recipe coming for a double chocolate version next week!

  13. 5 stars
    My little girl would love this! I’m also trying to switch to a healthier lifestyle and started to mine for healthy recipes like yours.Your blog posts are super inspiring for me in this phase, thanks!