giant stuffed cookies




giant stuffed cookies

(makes 8 large cookies)


Ingredients:

For the cookie dough:

11 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature (150g)

1/2 cup granulated sugar (100g)

1 cup dark brown sugar (200g)

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 large egg (50g)

1 large egg yolk (20g)

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (187g)

1 1/4 cup cake flour (156g)

1 3/4 tsp cornstarch (4g)

1/2 tsp baking soda (3g)

3/4 tsp baking powder (3g)

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cups of semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped

For the filling:

ex. marshmallows, peanut butter, nutella, cookie butter, soft caramels, rolos, reese's, peppermint patties (anything gooey!)

For the toppins:

ex. M&Ms, cereals, oreos, pretzels, potato chips, sprinkles (anything crunchy!)



Method:

For the cookie dough: Dough can be mixed by hand, with a hand mixer, or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Cream the butter, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the egg and the egg yolk, and mix until creamy. Add the remaining dry ingredients (excluding the chocolate), careful not to overmix. Fold in chopped chocolate.

For the assembly: Prepare (2) baking sheets with parchment paper, or a silicone mat, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Divide cookie dough into (8) equal balls, about the size of a tennis ball, or a softball. Smash the dough down in your hand so you have a flat disc, and add approximately 1 tsp of your filling. Wrap the dough around the filling, and form back into a ball. Cover liberally with toppings. Place (4) cookies on each tray, leaving enough room in between them so they do not bake together. Bake for 18 minutes (rotating halfway through) until cookies are very lightly browned around the edges. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes.


Helpful tips!

- Room temperature butter should be the consistency of greek yogurt or sour cream.

- The toppings can be hard to stick to the dough! Add a little water to your hands to help the dough get a little stickier, if you need to.

- The cookies should still be 'ball shaped' when they bake. If they are not stuffed or topped, then I flatten them out (more hamburger patty shaped) to bake.

- If you're not using a mixer, don't be afraid to actually use your hands! It will help the dough come together.

- If you don't want to use chocolate chips in the dough, you can also substitute a nut or sprinkles.



Make life sweet,

Lindsay


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