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An easy and sweet giant Christmas cookie, stuffed with chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and decorated for the festive period!
So we all know about my obsession with cookies, NYC cookies, and even my cookie bars… but my giant cookies?! Oh they are just a whole new level of absolutely delicious and heavenly. I am in love with them, and that why this year you are getting a festive version for Christmas!
I wanted to bake something that is super easy to make, but is also still very fun – we all love cookies, such as my Christmas pudding cookies that I posted recently, or even my Christmas cookie bars, but I wanted to do a giant christmas cookie because… well… look at it! How could I not?!
For this bake, I wanted to do a vanilla cookie, really similar to my giant birthday cookie. It is basically the same recipe, I am not going to lie to you – however, there are slightly flavour changes as I couldn’t resist adding in some spices, or some Christmas colours! The spice themes very heavily come from my gingerbread nyc cookies.
I love using spices festive bakes, but if you don’t want to use them, that is completely fine! I loved using some ground ginger, ground cinnamon and nutmeg in this bake – but you can easily just use vanilla extract if you wanted! You could even flavour the cookie with peppermint, orange, lemon, almond, coffee etc… it’s up to you!
If you wanted to make the cookie a chocolate cookie, you need to remove 50g of the plain flour, and use 35g of cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is quite drying so you need to use less compared to straight replacing the flour – but trust me, it works!! My M&M cookie cake is chocolate, and it’s delicious – and that’s double layered!
I used a milk of milk chocolate chunks, and dark chocolate chunks in my giant christmas cookie because I just love the combination of a ‘plain’ cookie dough, with these flavoured chocolate chunks. You can of course use whatever flavours you want though! You can even make them triple chocolate with some white chocolate.
I also used some small red and green chocoballs, and large red and green chocoballs for decoration in the cookie, and on the buttercream – I just wanted to stick to the colour theme, and it was handy to lightly press the chocoballs into the cookie after baking. I didn’t want to bake with them in the cookie, just in case they dissolved.
However, if you want to use M&Ms, or smarties or anything you fancy that is similar, they can be added in before baking. I find M&Ms hold their colour much better but that is entirely up to you – if you find your chocolates or decorations colour too much in the oven, your oven may be too hot and need turning down slightly.
For the decoration, I wanted to change the buttercream piping slightly to create for of a rope (or at a push… tinsel?) look, compared to my normal star or swirl piping. I still used my favourite 2d closed star piping tip. The technique is worth practicing if you are nervous, but it is so much easier than it looks!
When experimenting with decorating, make sure to have fun with it – it’s always work having a go. Always just enjoy it! I literally pipe the rope by piping with one hand, and turning the plate at the same time, to make it much easier. But you can whatever you want! The colour is a lovely deep festive green, so either way, it will look amazing.
You can change the colour to other colours if you wanted, such as red, or even white! You could create a combination even. I just like the contrast with the small red and green chocoballs, and large red and green chocoballs, and then finally some other cute sprinkles! As always, the decoration is up to you.
I used an 8″/20cm tin for this cookie, to get it slightly smaller but deeper. If you wanted to make thinner and larger cookie, use a 9″ circle tin, but bake for 20 minutes instead! You don’t need to change any of the ingredients. Simple as that! Enjoy x
Giant Christmas Cookie!
- 115 g unsalted butter/stork
- 55 g white granulated sugar
- 135 g light brown soft sugar
- 1 medium/large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 275 g plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 150 g milk chocolate chips/chunks
- 150 g dark chocolate chips/chunks
- 75 g unsalted butter (room temp)
- 150 g icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp green food colouring
- Preheat your oven to 180c/160fan and line a 8"/20cm round tin with parchment paper, and leave to the side for now.
- In a large bowl, melt the butter. Add in the two sugars, and whisk for about 2 minutes so the sugar starts to dissolve and the mixture is smooth.
- Add in the egg and the vanilla extract, and whisk again briefly until smooth.
- Add the plain flour, bicarbonate, salt, cornflour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg.
- Mix the mixture until a cookie dough is formed.
- Add the chocolate chips/chunks and mix again.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of the tin and press down.
- Bake the cookie in the oven for 25-27 minutes, until the top of the cookie looks ‘dry’ and it's not wobbling!
- If you want, carefully press in some decoration now, such as some sprinkles like I did.
- Leave the cookie to cool in the tin for about 30 minutes, then leave to cool fully on a wire rack.
- Once the cookie has cooled, beat the unsalted butter for a minute or two to loosen and soften.
- Add the icing sugar, vanilla extract and green food colouring and beat again until smooth.
- Pipe around the edge of the cookie however you want, I did a rope piping using a 2d closed star piping tip.
- Add some sprinkles and anything else you fancy.
- This cookie will be best eaten on the day of baking or the day after, but will last 4-5 days.
- If baking into 9"/23cm tin for a thinner but larger cookie, bake for 20 minutes.
- If you can't access Cornflour - use 25g more flour, but the texture will change.
- You can make the cookie chocolate themed by using 225g plain flour, and 35g cocoa powder.
- I use this 8" cake tin, or this 9" cake tin.
- I used these small chocoballs and these large chocoballs in this recipe
- I used these cute festive sprinkles
- I used these milk chocolate chips
- I used these dark chocolate chips
- I used this green food colouring
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