Big Chocolate Chip Birthday Cookie

Total Time
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!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 15 inch flat pizza pan or 10 inch springform pan with pan spray to prevent sticking.
  3. Mix flour, soda and salt, set aside.
  4. Beat butter and shortening in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed to just combine.
  5. mix in sugars; beat with electric mixer until mixture is smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla on low speed until blended thoroughly.
  6. Add flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.
  7. Mix in chocolate chips, stir by hand.
  8. Using fingers, spread dougn into a 10 inch circle on the pizza or springform pan. Smooth edges.
  9. If using the pizza pan, bake cookie about 14 minutes, until edges are light brown and center is golden.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
Most Helpful

This is great recipe. Makes a thin cookies not one of those thick cookies. I did have to bake mine for almost 17 minutes. 14 it was still too mushy in the middle.

kellybe13_9906698 June 09, 2016

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!

rebeccamcquivey March 30, 2010

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.

rma123 December 06, 2009