Giant Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Cooking Light, June 2009
"My grandkids love these cookies because they're nice and big, with lots of chocolate chips. They're easy to freeze—just wrap individually in heavy-duty plastic wrap, and store in a zip-top bag." —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Mich.
5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, soda, and salt in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
2. Place sugars and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg whites; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
3. Preheat oven to 350°.
4. Divide dough into 6 equal portions; place dough portions 2 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on pan; cool on a wire rack.
Yield: 6 cookies