Big Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

CATEGORIES: Cookies, Giant Cookies

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!

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Big giant cookie


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, melted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk (just the yolk)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoons all purpose flour
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!

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

Other Small-Batch Cookie Recipes

This recipe is almost identical to our beloved Small-Batch Cookie recipe, and if you like, you can certainly make this recipe into a few smaller sized cookies instead of one large one!  We also have  Small-Batch Peppermint Bark Cookies and Small Batch Rainbow Confetti Cookies!


  1. 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.

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

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