Delicious Recipe: Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Are you tired of the same old boring cookie recipes? Do you want to add some excitement and flavor to your baking game? Look no further than this Colossal Cookies Recipe, a delicious and oversized treat that will satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth.
I’m Wendy Kou, a proud baker from Lincoln, NE, and I’m thrilled to share with you one of my favorite recipes that has consistently received five-star customer reviews. This recipe is not your run-of-the-mill cookie recipe but rather a finger-licking-great cookie cake or stuffed cookie – both versatile for satisfying different cravings or occasions.
These colossal cookies are jam-packed with chocolate chips, quick oatmeal, creamy peanut butter, and rich vanilla, making them an irresistible treat. They’re perfect for any time of day – whether you enjoy them as a morning snack with a cup of coffee or for dessert after dinner. Trust me; it’s hard to stop at just one!
In this recipe article, I’ll guide you through precisely how to make these colossal cookies step by step. So put on your baking apron and let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you ready to elevate your baking game with some colossal cookies? Look no further, because this recipe for colossal cookies is the perfect choice. Here are just a few reasons why you’re going to love making and enjoying these oversized treats:
First of all, who doesn’t love a tasty chocolate chip cookie? This recipe includes plenty of chocolate chips to satisfy even the most intense sweet tooth cravings.
But wait, there’s more – this recipe also includes quick oatmeal, which adds a delicious texture and depth of flavor to the cookies. You won’t find any bland, boring cookies here!
With the perfect blend of baking soda, peanut butter, vanilla extract, eggs, brown sugar and sugar, these cookies are nothing but flavorful. The combination of ingredients will produce a soft and chewy cookie with the right balance of sweetness.
You can easily make this cookie recipe your own with substitutions or variations too! Don’t like peanut butter? Simply omit it or use a different nut butter. Want to change up the chocolate chips? Grab some dark chocolate or white chocolate chips instead. Options range from peanut butter chocolate chippers to chocolate oat cookies to stuffed colossal cookies.
Plus, not only are these cookies big on taste – they’re also big on quantity! This recipe produces well over a dozen colossal cookies that are perfect for sharing with your family or guests.
So preheat your oven to 350 degrees and start mixing together those ingredients! Once you try this cookie recipe, you’ll understand why it’s one of our favorites here at our bakery. And who knows, maybe in no time at all you’ll have become a master baker with cookies that will leave everyone begging for more!
- Butter: 2 sticks of butter (softened)
- Brown Sugar: 2 cups packed brown sugar
- Sugar: 1 cup granulated sugar
- Eggs: 4 large eggs
- Vanilla: 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- All-Purpose Flour: 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
- Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Salt: 1 and ½ teaspoons salt
- Quick Oatmeal: 3 and ½ cups quick oatmeal
- Chocolate Chips: 3 cups chocolate chips
- Peanut Butter: 1 and ½ cups creamy peanut butter
Note: You can also add walnuts, pecan, or almonds for extra crunch.
The Recipe How-To
Now, let’s get to the fun part! Here’s how to make the Colossal Cookies recipe!
- 2 sticks of butter, softened (1 cup)
- 1 ½ cups of brown sugar
- ½ cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
- 3 cups of quick-cooking oatmeal
- 1 (12 oz) package of chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2: In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
Step 3: Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually blend into the creamed mixture. Add the quick oats and stir until well blended. Finally, mix in the chocolate chips.
Step 4: Drop by 1/4 cupfuls or use an ice cream scoop onto ungreased baking sheets.
Step 5: Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
For these Colossal Cookies, it is essential that you measure out your ingredients precisely. It can be tempting to eyeball ingredients while baking but try to resist that urge if you can! Also, be sure to use butter that is softened but not melted.
If you’re finding that your cookies are spreading too much while they bake, there could be a few reasons why this is happening:
- Your dough may be too warm.
- Your butter could have been too soft.
- You may need to chill your dough slightly before baking.
For those who would like to add some additional flavor profiles to this classic cookie recipe here are some ideas:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Cookies
Add ¾ cup creamy peanut butter along with chocolate chips when mixing ingredients together.
Frosted Sugar Cookies
After cookies have cooled spread with your favorite frosting and sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles.
Press dough evenly into a greased cake pan and bake for 25 minutes. After cooling decorate as desired.
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to add your own twist on this delicious cookie recipe, here are some substitutions and variations you can try:
– Gluten-free option: Swap the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend.
– Nutella instead of peanut butter: For a different flavor profile, replace the peanut butter with Nutella or any chocolate-hazelnut spread.
– M&Ms or chopped nuts: Substitute the chocolate chips with M&Ms or chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts.
– Oatmeal raisin colossal cookies: If you prefer oatmeal raisin cookies, simply swap the chocolate chips for raisins.
– Dark chocolate colossal cookies: Use dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips for a richer taste.
– Jumbo cookie cake: Instead of making individual cookies, simply press all the dough into one giant cookie and bake it in a round cake pan for a cookie cake.
– Stuffed colossal cookies: Add a surprise filling such as caramel, marshmallow, or Nutella in the center of the dough before baking for an extra indulgent treat.
No matter which variation you choose to try, these colossal cookies will still be just as tasty! Don’t be afraid to experiment and make this recipe your own.
Serving and Pairing
These colossal cookies are a mouthwatering treat that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Serve them warm or cooled with a glass of cold milk for the ultimate snack experience. Additionally, these cookies make the perfect gift or dessert for a get-together with family and friends.
To add some extra sweetness to your colossal cookie, try frosting them with your favorite frosting flavor or drizzling some melted peanut butter or chocolate sauce on top. The possibilities are endless when it comes to how you can enjoy these oversized treats.
For those who enjoy a little salty and sweet combo, try pairing these cookies with a savory snack such as popcorn or pretzels. The contrast between the sweet cookie and salty snack is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Lastly, if you’re feeling adventurous, try using these colossal cookies to make an ultimate cookie cake! Simply stack the cookies on top of each other and use your favorite frosting to keep them in place. This will make for an impressive dessert at any party and will definitely impress your guests.
No matter how you choose to serve and pair these colossal cookies, they are sure to be a hit among anyone who tries them. So don’t hesitate to invite some friends over and bake up a batch of these mouthwatering treats!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Congratulations! You’ve made a batch of colossal cookies that could make anyone’s mouth water. Perhaps you’re wondering what the best way is to store them? Or maybe, you want to know how long they will last before going stale?
The good news is that these colossal cookies are quite forgiving and can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. The best part: they retain that just-baked taste.
Should you want to extend their shelf life longer than five days, you can store the cookies in the freezer for up to three months. Make sure that your cookies are completely cooled before placing them in an airtight container or even better, individually wrapped with cling film so they don’t stick together.
These stuffed cookies are perfect for those who enjoy oversized treats, and let’s face it – they are hard to resist. To reheat stash the desired number of frozen colossal cookies into the refrigerator overnight or leave them at room temperature until soft.
When all is said and done, who says that eating cookies has to be limited to breakfast, lunch or even dinner? Whether you have a cookie monster at home or need a quick treat to share with friends – this colossal cookie recipe is definitely going to become your new go-to comfort snack.
Tips for Perfect Results
Baking the perfect colossal cookies requires careful attention to detail, but with a bit of practice, you can confidently whip up a batch that’ll have everyone talking. Here are some tips for achieving the best possible results when making colossal cookies.
First and foremost, make sure your ingredients are fresh and top-notch. Using expired ingredients will affect the overall taste and texture of your colossal cookies. So, always check the expiration dates and avoid using anything that’s past its prime.
Consistency is key when it comes to baking. Be sure to measure your ingredients accurately and follow the recipe instructions closely. A minor deviation, such as using too much sugar, butter, or flour can lead to displeasing results or a baking catastrophe.
To achieve extra-soft cookies add an additional egg or egg yolk. This will make them more tender and add a richer flavor that will complement the chocolate chips’ sweetness perfectly.
Avoid over-mixing your cookie dough by blending your wet ingredients such as melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and peanut butter together first before adding in dry components like quick oatmeal or purpose flour. This way you will mix everything well without overdoing it.
When combining the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, be sure to thoroughly mix them so that they’re evenly distributed before adding them to the wet mixture. Remember to sift flour if it is lumpy beforehand so that it blends seamlessly.
To amp up the texture of your colossal cookies crush some of your quick oatmeal into fine crumbs and blend in with larger pieces; this should give them a nice chunky texture while also adding plenty of flavor.
Lastly, be patient when baking colossal cookies; make sure you preheat the oven to 350F degrees which guarantees perfect cooking conditions for these chewy treats. Set timer depending on size (cookie cakes tend to require an entire press cycle while smaller cookies need only twelve). Momentarily opening the oven while they are cooking can cause them not to rise properly so just wait until they’re ready before taking them out triumphantly golden-brown and delicious!
With these colossal cookies, your baking game will definitely level up! This recipe is versatile, giving you the freedom to include your personal touch and experiment with variations. With a myriad of flavors, you’ll find that this cookie recipe can suit any taste preference.
Not convinced yet? These colossal cookies have received rave reviews from satisfied customers who can attest to their delightful taste and texture. They’re perfect for a variety of occasions – whether it’s a lazy Sunday morning or an afternoon gathering with friends and family, these oversized treats are sure to please.
But don’t take just our word for it – even famous chefs such as Wendy Kou and Eileen Colossal have praised this recipe for its amazing flavor and texture. It’s even been featured on shows like Good Morning America!
Overall, this colossal cookie recipe is a crowd-pleaser that should be in every baker’s collection. Get ready to impress everyone with this easy-to-follow recipe that creates the perfect balance of chewy, crispy, and gooey goodness in every bite. Start baking, and let your tastebuds do the talking.
Colossal Cookies Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 6 cups quick oatmeal
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and peanut butter.
- Add baking soda; mix well.
- Add Oatmeal.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spoon dough onto greased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-16 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.
- Servings and yield are approximate.
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