1 XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie.

A giant double chocolate cookie that is easy to make and extra fudgy inside. Tastes like an oversized brownie!

A giant double chocolate cookie that is easy to make and extra fudgy inside. Tastes like an oversized brownie!

Hi my name is Sally and I am in love with giant cookies. Nice to meet you.

If you have been reading SBA for awhile, you may already know about my affinity for large cookies.  I have three different recipes on my website that make 1 giant cookie.  They are perfect for sharing OR gobbling up all by yourself if you’re extra hungry.

A giant double chocolate cookie that is easy to make and extra fudgy inside. Tastes like an oversized brownie!

You can make them in less than 20 minutes too! They are completely oversized and ridiculous in the best way possible. Here are a few I’ve made:

Each cookie recipe is suited to satisfy monster cookie cravings. With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I figured making 1 giant chocolate cookie to share with Kevin would be the perfect dessert. Today’s cookie is for all the chocolate lovers out there. All of you serious chocoholics. Get ready to totally swoon.

1 XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie - recipe for only 1 huge cookie

I’m going to be completely honest with you when I say that giant cookies taste better than regular cookies.  Kind of like how mini desserts taste better than regular-sized desserts. Who’s with me? Anyone? Anyone?


The recipe to make this giant chocolate cookie explosion is quite easy.  Would you expect anything less on my blog? I favor approachable recipes that taste completely sinful.  Who has time to slave in the kitchen all day? Not this girl.

A giant double chocolate cookie that is easy to make and extra fudgy inside. Tastes like an oversized brownie!

This recipe is like any chocolate cookie recipe, just downsized. A few tablespoons of this, a few tablespoons of that. All of your usual chocolate cookie suspects: flour, butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, white sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and egg. Oh and lots of chocolate chips.

You probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now. A note for the egg: all you have to do is crack an egg, beat it, and use 2 Tablespoons of the beaten egg.

The ingredients are mixed by hand. That’s right, no electric mixer needed today. It’s my kind of last minute dessert. Perfect for desperate and intense chocolate cravings. Which seem to happen often for most of us.

1 XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie - recipe for only 1 huge cookie

When all of your cookie ingredients are all mixed together, shape it into a big ball of dough on top of your cookie sheet.  I shaped my ball of dough with a spoon because the cookie dough is quite sticky. Dot the ball of dough with a few extra chocolate chips on top. You know, for looks.

The second time I made this cookie (yes, twice), I added little heart-shaped sprinkles.

(Always room for sprinkles.)

1 XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie - recipe for only 1 huge cookie

The cookie takes about 14-15 minutes in the oven. Watch it closely! You do not want it to burn, which is hard to tell since it is so dark already.  I always take my cookies out of the oven on the early side, which will ALWAYS give you a softer cookie. And boy, is this cookie soft!  The edges are chewy, the chocolate is gooey, and the decadence is off the charts.  The inside of the cookie tastes like a fudgy brownie. (!!!)

This is going to be the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert after our romantic Mexican dinner. Yes, Mexican.  Does it get any more romantic than guacamole and margaritas? Don’t answer that.

All of this chocolate is just bananas! Heck, just the SIZE of this cookie is bananas.

A giant double chocolate cookie that is easy to make and extra fudgy inside. Tastes like an oversized brownie!

Giant cookies > regular cookies. 

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XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie

Yield: makes 1 very large cookie

Print Recipe

Taste the chocolate explosion.


  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons (25g) packed light brown sugar (or dark brown)
  • 2 Tablespoons beaten egg (crack an egg, beat it, and use 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (32g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • 2 Tablespoons (11g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (55g) dark chocolate chips + 1 Tablespoon, divided (or semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • sprinkles, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix the softened butter and sugars together with a spoon or fork until creamed. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  4. Place the dough in the center of the baking sheet and mold into a tall ball using a spoon (see picture above). Dot the top of the cookie with 1 Tablespoon of chocolate chips. Add sprinkles on top if desired. Bake for 14-15 minutes, or up to 16 minutes. The cookie will appear very soft, but will firm up as it cools. Allow to cool completely on baking sheet.

Additional Notes:

*Want to make a whole batch of chocolate cookies? Use my easy Inside Out Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and swap the white chocolate chips for semi-sweet, if desired.

*You may make four smaller cookies using this recipe. Just divide the dough into 4 smaller mounds on the cookie sheet rather than 1 large mound. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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Who else here loves XXL cookies? Please join my madness!

Try these chocolate-filled recipes next!

Peppermint Patty Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

York Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Soft, chewy, and gooey! Recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com


Super Thick Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft-Baked Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies


Ultimate Fudge Brownies

Ultimate Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips-7


See all of my chocolate recipes.

See all of my giant cookie recipes.

A giant double chocolate cookie that is easy to make and extra fudgy inside. Tastes like an oversized brownie!




272 Responses to “1 XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie.”

  1. #
    Deboraposted June 6, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Hey Sally! I live in Africa and don’t really have access to brown sugar right now but this recipe looks SOOOO tempting! I usually get over cookie recipes that use brown sugar pretty easily, but this one is calling me !!! Do you think it’ll be fine if I use granulated sugar instead? 


    • Sallyreplied on June 8th, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Yes, all granulated sugar is just fine for this recipe Debora. Enjoy!


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    Arrianneposted June 15, 2015 at 6:26 am

    I know this recipe is called XXL death by chocolate cookie but I couldn’t believe the actual size of it! I had to eat it in two sittings and that is a very rare event for me! Excited to make this again next time the boyfriend is away so I don’t have to share a single crumb!xo


  3. #
    Heatherposted June 18, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Could coconut flour be used instead of all-puproise flour? I can’t have gluten.


  4. #
    Lauraposted June 28, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hey sally, 
    I baked this giant cookie today although, it wasn’t giant.
    it barely expanded and just grew a bit bigger. 
    Do you know what may have caused this?
    i was expecting a huge cookie.


  5. #
    Rainposted June 30, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Hi! Is it okay if I use a mixer? Last time I didn’t use a mixer (and it was delicious) but I crunched a lot of the sugar and I didn’t like that very much. Would using a mixer affect the texture of this beautiful cookie?


    • Sallyreplied on July 1st, 2015 at 8:33 am

      You can definitely use a mixer to mix up the dough.


  6. #
    Debbieposted July 21, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Wow, wow, wow, did this fill the chocolate craving I was having! I couldn’t believe how big the cookie was so I split the dough into three, and now I have individual cookies for later. Yum, thanks!


  7. #
    Deitraposted July 24, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I just pull this out of the oven. It was huge and just what I was craving! Will make the giant snickerdoodle tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!


  8. #
    Terriposted July 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Sally I have made these and the kids love them. Can you post a traditional chocolate chip version


  9. #
    Chelleposted August 7, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Hey Sally, I tried making these but they are not expanding. Any reason and tips? :)


  10. #
    Jenniferposted August 13, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Hi Sally! is there a reason that you use baking soda rather than baking powder? Is the cocoa you use natural or Dutched?
    PS – this recipe is amazing! I made it for my now-fiance while I was still winning his heart 😀


    • Sallyreplied on August 13th, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Use natural unsweetened cocoa. Glad you like it!


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    Andreaposted August 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Have you ever made an XXL Gingerbread Cookie?? I love soft and chewy gingerbread with raisins. I hope you will soon post a recipe if you do. I love your recipes!!!


    • Sallyreplied on August 23rd, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      I haven’t– but that would be incredible!


  12. #
    Thuyposted August 24, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Wow! I just visit your page for the first time and I am impressed. The cookie looks divine. I am going to give it a try today… I have been struggling with cup, tablespoon, oz… so I often opt for French recipes in my kitchen. But now with yours I have no difficulty. Thanks for sharing. So GREAT you are!


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