Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins
My neighbor Marilyn gave me this recipe several years ago; not sure where she got this...but Marilyn....this recipe has 'served me well' over the years!!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 15 inch flat pizza pan or 10 inch springform pan with pan spray to prevent sticking.
- Mix flour, soda and salt, set aside.
- Beat butter and shortening in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed to just combine.
- mix in sugars; beat with electric mixer until mixture is smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla on low speed until blended thoroughly.
- Add flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.
- Mix in chocolate chips, stir by hand.
- Using fingers, spread dougn into a 10 inch circle on the pizza or springform pan. Smooth edges.
- If using the pizza pan, bake cookie about 14 minutes, until edges are light brown and center is golden.
- If using the springform pan, bake for about 18 minutes, until evenly light brown. Loosen the edge of the cookie from the pan, cool thoroughly. Remove sides of springform pan.
- Optional: Put spoonfuls of peanut butter on top of the cookie as it's cooling; allow it to 'melt' slightly and then spread around. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, allow those to melt and spread around.
This is hands down the best cookie I have ever had! That says a lot coming from our family! We LOVE cookies and bake a lot of them. It was the perfect! Easy quick recipes! Making one giant cookie is a lot faster then making dozens of small ones!
I made this for my teenager because he did not want cake and he only had a short time for an informal celebratory goodie. I used two tablespoons of coconut oil instead of the shortening. I also added some chocolate chips on top and spread them around, which made a very nice topping that was superb with some decorative icing and really made the cookie special. My three boys and a teen guest with cooking experience all said this was much better than store-bought large cookies that have been purchased and tasted in the past. I will definitely make this again, and it is a very versatile recipe.
Made this great big cookie for company that we had earlier today & it's wonderful ~ Much, much better tasting than anything similar that's purchased at the bakery! I did use half semi-sweet & half dark chocolate chips! Very nice treat for grown-up kids as well as younger ones! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]