Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

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

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.

Recipe 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!

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




  1. What are the nutritional facts for the cookie? Loved it by the way.

  2. This is by far my favorite chocolate cookie recipe!! So easy and so wonderful! I used dark cocoa powder and it makes it even better 

  3. Hey! I just wanted to know for how long can these be stored? Atleast 3-4 weeks? Say yes please!
    Btw I made this I have no idea how many times already! My boyfriend loves them and the days i make it for him he literally calls me up in the middle of the night babe you know I love you right but at the moment I love the cookies more!
    God bless!

  4. So I found this recipe on Pinterest and I was super skeptical because I feel like everything I try on Pinterest ends up being a complete fail. I’ve been really into mug recipes lately but all the ones I’ve tried have been completely disappointing, and that is when I stumbled upon this recipe. I was completely desperate for chocolate but also didn’t feel like making a dozen cookies, so I tried this out. OMG.. This cookie is honestly everything you want it to be. Chocolate-y but not too chocolate-y, soft and gooey, it’s just amazing and takes only a few minutes to whip up.

  5. Hey! I tried this recipe with my mom and when tasting it it tasted bitter and I could taste the baking soda in it by any chance the measurements given were incorrect?

  6. Hi, love these cookies but I want to ask just one thing can we use salted butter instead of unsalted butter and then leave out the 1/4 teaspoon of salt written in the recipe ???

  7. Sally! this cookie recipes is by far one of my favourites! so fast and simple but so good. i’m so guilty of making this as a late night snack for me & hubby because it’s just so convenient. i always have all the ingredients on hand too! 
    i just wanted to point out, i bought your cookie book for a dollar on itunes & the cookies and cream cookies recipe.. in step 3 it looks like some other baking directions got mixed in with these directions because it’s telling me to bake the dough for 20-22 mins then step 4 is telling me to take the dough out of the fridge to prepare for rolling. just thought you’d like to know 🙂 

  8. I just made these for Halloween treats. You definitely need to add flour. Mine turned out very thin and wide. I also made the giant Reese’s peanut butter ones and those are perfect!!

  9. How long can these stay fresh for?

  10. Just wanted to say that my husband & I love this recipe! It’s perfect for a night when we’re craving something, but don’t want a huge pan of cookies or brownies. It’s a perfect blend of both! Thanks for the great recipe!

  11. For some reason this recipe seems to be a hit or miss for me. I made it the first time and it was absolutely amazing probably one of the best cookies I’ve had and a few days later I made it again for and the cookie turned out very flat and was inedible. Since then I’ve made it a few more times and haven’t been able to recreate the first cookie I made… 🙁 I just tried it again because I had a desperate chocolate craving and this time I omitted the chocolate chips and made sure each ingredient was perfectly measured and this time I rolled the cookie dough in powdered sugar! I really hope it turns out!!

  12. Is it OK if I use one of your normal cookie recipes except make it into one cookie? ( A.K.A my printer is not working so I’m trying to find a way to still make it, plus I want to make a chocolate chip one.)

  13. Can I use white chocolate chips instead of semi sweet in both this recipe and your crinkle cookie recipe? I love your inside out cookies and want to make more chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips! 

  14. Hi Sally! If I wanted to leave out the cocoa powder and make an XXL chocolate chip cookie instead…would I just increase the amount of flour? Please let me know.

  15. I thought I commented on this post before, but anyway, I really like this cookie recipe! I make it whenever hubby and I want something sweet without having to make a whole batch of cookies. I think it tastes a lot like a brownie.

  16. I would like a large batch of these cookies ( like 25-30). Can you pls guide me with the recipe for the same. Thankyou. 

  17. Hi Sally! Can I substitute 2 tbsp of brown sugar and 2 tbsp white sugar to 4tbsp stevia/artificial sweetener? I wanted to make “sugar-free” version of this recipe. Thanks!

  18. Loved this cookie! So simple to make and totally satisfied our chocolate craving!

  19. Hi Sally!
    We love this recipe for its chewy texture and simplicity. Can’t seem to win when scaling up tho. Is there a larger batch recipe you recommend that yields the same texture? Many thanks!

  20. Hi I tried this recipe today and my cookie turned out way too puffy, almost like a muffin?! haha I was bit embarrassed because your recipes have never put me down.. the cookie tasted bitter so I carefully assume that it could be baking soda? this recipe calls for 1/2teaspoon of it, which is different from your other giant cookie recipes that call for 1/4teaspoon of baking soda. Is this normal or should I adjust the amount of baking soda next time?

  21. Hi there! Long time lurker / recipe lover! I just made this tonight and wanted to share what I did to make it a regular chocolate chip cookie (I saw someone ask in an earlier comment): first, I doubled it (one for me, one for hubby – aren’t I the best wife ever?!). To omit the cocoa powder in the double batch, I subbed in equal parts flour (for a total of 3/4 cup flour) and used a whole beaten egg. I omitted salt because I used salted butter. And I have to say, they came out PERFECT. Baked for 15 minutes, the edges were slightly crispy and the center was perfectly soft. I almost ate both (sorry, not sorry).

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