XXL Buttery Soft Sugar Cookie

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XXL Buttery Soft Sugar Cookie

The only thing better than a cookie is a GIANT cookie.  Like, practically-the-size-of-my-head cookie. A big, soft, fluffy sugar cookie stuffed with sprinkles.  A TON of sprinkles.

This XXL cookie is so simple.  Seriously!  Just throw reduced amounts of sugar cookie ingredients into a small bowl, stir, throw in the sprinkles, bake and BOOM!  You’ve got yourself a cookie big enough to share.  Well, maybe.  I certainly did not share mine……..

What I love *most* about this particular cookie is that it is SO soft.  You know those rock hard sugar cookies you practically have to break your teeth to bite into?  Those are the worst, right?! 

This cookie literally melts in your mouth.  It’s fluffy, soft, sweet, thick, chewy, and buttery… pretty much all of my cookie requirements.

XXL Buttery Soft Funfetti Cookie

XXL Buttery Soft Sugar Cookie

Makes 1 large cookie, perfect for sharing. Or not!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons beaten egg (crack the egg, beat it, and use 2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray or use a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir the butter and sugar together until creamed. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, and sprinkles until just combined. Do NOT overmix.
  4. Place the dough in the center of the prepared cookie sheet into a tall ball (see picture above). Bake for 14-16 minutes until the edges are browned. The center may appear undone but that's what you want. It will firm up. Allow to cool completely ON the baking sheet. Enjoy!

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 Want to bake a whole batch of soft sugar cookies? Check out my Soft-Baked Funfetti Sugar Cookie recipe.

Soft-Baked Funfetti Sugar Cookies

If you like giant cookies, be sure to checkout a few of my other favorites:

See more giant cookies.

109 Comments

      1. This was the only way I could write a comment but anyways my cookie is in the oven now. I have a delicious buttercream frosting recipe I can you maybe make an icing recipe I haven’t found any good ones THANKS

  1. Mines in the oven now!!! so excited to try! so easy to make and doesn’t use much of the ingredients. for the little amount of ingredients i used, it is massive! The only thing I dislike is the wait! 😛 LOVE YOUR WEBSITE 🙂

  2. Hi Sally! I made this cookie and it was delicious! Although my dough was a bit sticky before I put it in the oven and I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be like that. I’m not a very experienced baker (I’m only 14) so I’m not sure if i did something wrong or not!

  3. 6 tbsp of flour does not seem to work for me. when i mix it in, the dough is NOT creamy or sticky – it hardens and forms lumps. do you know why that is? should i reduce the flour?

    1. Mary, are you certain you are not overmeasuring your flour? It sounds like you might be. Be sure to use a scant 6 Tablespoons (just over 1/3 cup) – about 46 grams in weight.

  4. Hey Sally! I currently have this cookie in my oven right now, and it smells amazing! I will say that I had a few tastes if the dough, and it is so buttery and delicious! Thank you so much for this recipe! Also, are there any plans for an XXL chewy chocolate chunk cookie? I would love it! Thanks!

  5. This was by far the most deliciously amazing cookie that I have ever had! And to be able to say that I baked it myself!
    I rarely give feedback on recipes that I find on the Internet but this recipe genuinely deserves it!
    The cookie came out 18cm in diameter! I had to go about eating it like a pie, in slices!
    I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to.
    Thank you ♡

  6. So I made these for some graduates at my church. Insted of each there own cake. I’m exited to see how they like them! I made one for me but I keep watch my wonderful husband sneek bits of it.

  7. I love these cookies! I messed with the recipe a bit and used butterscotch chips instead of sprinkles and put chocolate chips on top, and they turned out delicious! I usually make 2 so I can eat one myself and give the other to whatever brother is on my good side that day. I absolutely love your website!

  8. Ok, so I followed te recipe mostly, but took just a single egg yolk and added a splash of milk, then microwaved it in a cup for 50 seconds. I love mug recipes and it turned out pretty good! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  9. Thank you for all the awesome recipes. I just made your blue berry French toast casserole which was to die for! All your recipes are dependable, soft, chewy, and simply delicious! I noticed your mixing bowels in this giant cookie recipe. Can you share where you got them?

  10. I made this for my mom’s birthday a couple days ago, and she loved it! She didn’t like the sprinkles in it (sometimes I just can’t understand her) but she said that she loved the flavour and texture. I tried some of the dough beforehand and it was delicious. I usually never bake with butter, so I never get to have cookie dough, but this satisfied my craving. (To be honest, I probably ate a quarter of the dough which was why the cookie was so small…but my mom doesn’t need to know that). This is an amazing blog with amazing recipes and the most fantabulous cookies recipes that I’ve ever come across. i can’t wait to see what other recipes you have coming! Have a nice day/night! 🙂

  11. I tried baking this on a Friday in order to see if it’d work as a birthday treat for my friend on Wednesday. It turned out GREAT! At first I had too much flour, so I had to add in more of the wet ingredients, alter a few things, but eventually I was left with a light golden cookie about 150% the size of yours. It was too big to take off the cookie sheet, but everyone in the family grabbed the broken sections and literally gobbled everything up in the span of five minutes. My mom, who normally hates anything “American-ly sweet”, proclaimed it her favorite. The cookie was still warm when I took the last piece. XD

    Thanks for such an amazing recipe! I can’t wait to make this for my friend.

  12. Just made the XXL cookie. Wayyyy bigger than I thought it would be but still good. Little tip (I didn’t think about this until after) only add the salt if you’re using unsalted butter. Kinda salty but still okay

  13. I am definitely baking this cookie this weekend. I am wondering if this cookie would be a good “mailer” if I wrapped the cookies really well and put them on small pizza circles (cardboard circles).

  14. Whipped this up in about 5 minutes after dinner because I was in the mood for baking, but we already had dessert in the house (your pumpkin chocolate chip bread, actually…), so it needed to be something small! I was nervous the dough was too sticky, and that it would either flatten out too much into a puddle or not enough and end up like a brick, but it was PERFECT. Looked exactly like the picture. My brother and my boyfriend gathered around the pan and ate it all in big, warm, melty slices…mmmm. Thanks as always, Sally!!

  15. I made this for my husband a couple of weeks ago and he was very happy. 🙂 I didn’t have cream of tartar on hand so I just subbed baking powder for the baking soda and cream of tartar. Delicious!

  16. How long is the large sugar cookie good for once baked? Can I make it early in the morning a day in advance and have it still be moist for the following evening?

    1. Did you figure out the answer to this? I’m going to make these for my daughters birthday on Thursday and wondered if I could make them before.

  17. This cookie is pretty good when you are hankering for something sweet, but not something you would want on a regular basis. It is sweet enough and buttery, but really lacks something and the sprinkles leave a weird texture in the cookie. It was easy to make so that is a plus, and a small recipe so you don’t have to make a large batch.

  18. This many years later and still my go to recipe when Christmas baking starts and I can’t eat anything I make!
    This year I omitted the sprinkles and put royal icing on top and threw it in the fridge for a few minutes. Best sugar cookies ever

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