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helena's picture

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Can I use my regular recipe for a chocolate chip-type cookie and bake it in a cake pan to get one large cookie? I have used roll-out cookie dogh before to bake giant cookies (just cut them in the desired shape) but I was wondering about chocolate chip cookie dough. My husband has a birthday coming up in Feb. and he loves cookies much more than he does cakes, so I thought this might be a good idea if I were able to decorate it a little. Anyone done this before?

Meryl's picture

(post #63398, reply #1 of 14)

Hi Helena! (yes, I should be sleeping, since it's 5:45 A.M. here, but lately I've had insomnia). You can use your regular recipe. As far as the pan is concerned, the recipes I've seen for one giant chocolate chip cookie use either a pizza pan or jelly roll pan. Here are two recipes to check out for ideas:


http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_26350,00.html


Scroll down for pan cookie variation:   http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/detail.aspx?ID=18476



Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces. --Judith Viorst


Edited 1/12/2005 5:47 am ET by Meryl

There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE.

helena's picture

(post #63398, reply #4 of 14)

Thank you Meryl, that is most helpful! I'll just go ahead and use my own recipe and have to keep a cloe eye on it for cooking time. We like our cookies crisp, and I have one recipe he totally adores, so I'll stick to that for this occasion.


I bet he would love the icecream cake too, but he couldn't take that to work, which means I would end up eating to much of that, LOL! Great idea for a dessert though, I will definately have to give that a try as well.

Marcia's picture

(post #63398, reply #8 of 14)

Helena, I've seen chocolate chip cookies baked in a sheet pan as bar cookies, so it is certainly doable. Meryl's advice is good, IMO, anyway.


Happy birthday to your husband.

sandermom's picture

(post #63398, reply #9 of 14)

Sanderson here, in case the from still shows unknown.  I did the giant cookie thing on a pizza pan and then went to our local pizza take out joint and bought (actually, they just gave it to me) a delivery box.  I folded it inside out and decorated the box with wrapping paper, etc.  This was for a true chocoholic so the pizza toppings were all his favorite chocolate candies held on with drizzled chocolate. 

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Gretchen's picture

(post #63398, reply #10 of 14)

That is a cute idea.

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assibams's picture

(post #63398, reply #11 of 14)

Great idea! I think I might steal it for my son's birthday - he loves pizza and just about anything sweet.

"...never forget that the first syllable of convenience is con."
Bill Bryson

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

helena's picture

(post #63398, reply #13 of 14)

That sounds like a real cool gift, I will have to try that myself. I already know the perfect recipient! Thank you!

helena's picture

(post #63398, reply #12 of 14)

Thanks Marcia! I'll pass the good wishes to him :o)

Meryl's picture

(post #63398, reply #2 of 14)

Another idea would be to make an ice cream cake with a chocolate chip cookie crust and chocolate chip cookie pieces mixed into and/or crumbled on top of the ice cream.


Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces. --Judith Viorst


Edited 1/12/2005 5:51 am ET by Meryl


Edited 1/12/2005 6:02 am ET by Meryl

There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE.

assibams's picture

(post #63398, reply #3 of 14)

Some vanilla ice cream to go with the cookie? It might keep in the freezer if you hide it well LOL

"Things are more like they are now than they have ever been" President Gerald Ford

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

helena's picture

(post #63398, reply #5 of 14)

Oh my, don't let him hear that, LOL! I just developed a roll of film that help pictures of the weekend you guys were here, and it has a picture of him holding the container of ice cream and he looked at it and said:'it was sooo good. And ALL MINE!!'

assibams's picture

(post #63398, reply #6 of 14)

That look was priceless! Definitely worth repeating, no?

"...never forget that the first syllable of convenience is con."
Bill Bryson

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

helena's picture

(post #63398, reply #7 of 14)

Definately!! LOL!

jocelyng's picture

(post #63398, reply #14 of 14)

I have two recipes that might work for you.  One is a skillet-baked chocolate chip cookie and the other is a chocolate chip cookie bar (like a blondie with chocolate chips).  The first one can be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream right in the middle with caramel sauce or chocolate sauce dribbled all over.  The second one is cut into squares first, but the same things can served with it.  My kids *love* both of them.  The bars freeze really well, too.


 


                   Skillet-Baked Chocolate-Chip Cookie


 


Serving Size  : 8     Categories    : Cookies & Bars


 


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method


--------  ------------  --------------------------------


  2               cups  all-purpose flour


  1           teaspoon  baking soda


     1/2      teaspoon  salt


     3/4           cup  unsalted butter -- softened


     1/2           cup  sugar


     3/4           cup  packed light-brown sugar


  1              large  egg


  2          teaspoons  pure vanilla extract


  1 1/2           cups  mixed milk- and semisweet-chocolate chips -                        - about 9 ounces


  2              pints  vanilla ice cream


                        Caramel Sauce -- see recipe


 


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add egg and vanilla; mix until they are fully incorporated.   Add flour mixture, and beat until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.


 


2. Transfer dough to a 10-inch ovenproof skillet, and press to flatten, covering bottom of pan.  Bake until edges are brown and top is golden, 40 to 45 minutes.  Don't overbake; it will continue to cook a few minutes out of the oven.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool, 15 to 20 minutes.  Cut into 8 wedges.  Serve warm; top each wedge with a scoop of ice cream and some caramel sauce.


 


 


         Caramel Sauce (for Skillet-Baked Chocolate-Chip Cookie)


 


Serving Size  : 8     Categories    : Sauces


 


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method


--------  ------------  --------------------------------


  1                cup  sugar


     1/4      teaspoon  salt


     1/4           cup  water


     1/2           cup  heavy cream


  2        tablespoons  unsalted butter


     1/2      teaspoon  pure vanilla extract


 


In a small saucepan, combine sugar, salt, and the water.  Cook over medium heat until sugar is a medium amber color, about 7 minutes; wash sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in water to prevent crystals from forming.  Remove from heat.  Stir in heavy cream; add butter, and stir until combined.  Let cool to room temperature; stir in vanilla.  Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.  Reheat gently; serve at room temperature.


***************************** 


 


 


                     Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


 


Categories    : Cookies & Bars


 


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method


--------  ------------  --------------------------------


                        vegetable oil cooking spray


  2 1/3           cups  unbleached flour


  2 1/2      teaspoons  baking powder


     1/2      teaspoon  salt


  1 1/4           cups  sugar


  1                cup  dark brown sugar -- packed


  1                cup  unsalted butter -- at room temperature


  3              large  eggs -- at room temperature


  2          teaspoons  vanilla extract


  2               cups  chocolate chips -- 12 ounce bag


  1                cup  chopped walnuts (chop, then measure)


 


Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9- by 13-inch pan with vegetable oil spray.


 


In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside. Combine the sugars in a medium bowl and set aside.  Melt the butter on low heat in a medium saucepan.  Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar until dissolved.  Let cool for about 5 minutes until lukewarm.


 


Whisk the eggs and vanilla thoroughly in a medium bowl.  Quickly whisk approximately 1/2 cup of the butter-sugar mixture into the eggs to warm (temper) them.  Repeat until both mixture are combine are smooth and bubbly.


 


Make a well in the flour and pour in the egg mixture.  Stir with large strokes until almost (I like to use a folding action, with a large rubber spatula); the batter will slowly mix and then come together.  Fold in the chocolate chip and nuts until fully combined.  Do not overmix.  The batter will be thick.


 


Spread the batter evenly in the baking pan.  Bake for 30 to 40 minutes (I bake for 33 minutes) until lightly browned around the edges, and cookie sounds hollow when tapped in the middle.  It will seem underdone in the middle but will harden when cool.  Do not overbake.  Cool in the pan on a wire cake rack before cutting into bars.


 


 


 


Storage:  store well-covered at room temperature for 3 to 5 days.  Freezes


well for up to 3 months.


 


Source:


  "Baking 9-1-1"


Yield:


  "30 cookies"