These HUGE chocolate chip cookies are chewy, crispy over the top and completely sinful. Sin City Cookies are delicious served warm right out of the oven!
I know I’ve endlessly raved about my own chocolate chip cookie recipe; the perfect balance of chewy & crispy, but I do want to clarify that I believe those are the ultimate chocolate chip cookies when it comes to a CLASSIC chocolate chip cookie. Other times, you want to switch it up because you’re NOT looking for a classic. Maybe you’re just looking for all crispy, or cakey, or….just a huge, over the top, giant, fabulous chocolate chip cookie. Something otherwise known as, Sin City Cookies.
This is a recipe I found on Giada de Laurentiis’ website, Giadzy. I was browsing through the recipes, feeling super inspired because, well..
I just met Giada.
*cue the hardcore fangirling*
If you haven’t heard, she just launched her new book, Giada’s Italy, and it just so happened that her book tour came to a Costco near me!!
I’m a huge Giada fan and I was beyond stoked to meet her, get her sig and take a photo with her. I was so starstuck that I could barely speak to her. But, I managed to utter, “OMG thank you for coming and I love your new book”. Way to play it cool…but, she did say, “Thanks!”
I thought about all the things I could have said. I wanted to tell her about my baking and the recipes I’ve made. It was tough! I got so nervous. It’s a wild experience when you get to meet your idol!
Anywho, after meeting her I really wanted to bake up one of her recipes and found Sin City Cookies. From what I’ve gathered, they got their name from A) her restaurant in Vegas, & B) they’re ridiculously huge (at a level which is almost wrong)…dare I say, almost sinful? Zing!
And quite honestly, by looking at the picture from the recipe on Giadzy, I really wasn’t expecting much. It looked like a normal cookie. It didn’t seem to have a show-stopping appeal. But, I made them anyway and dayum. DAYUM. They were insanely awesome. I didn’t realize how good a huge, thick cookie would be. They did not last long in this house.
So, behold! Gigantic, AMAZING, delicious cookies courtesy of Giada. 🙂 And yes, she was as beautiful in person as she is on TV.
I hope you give ’em a try! You can find Giada’s new book below!
Recipe by Giadzy
Just a huge, over the top, giant, fabulous chocolate chip cookie. Something otherwise known as, Sin City Cookies.
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter chilled and cubed
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs chilled
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cold butter on medium for about 1 minute.
Add the sugars and mix until incorporated. Next, add the eggs and the vanilla. Mix on medium to low speed for a minute or two; the mixture should look a bit separated. That's OK!
Slowly begin to add the dry ingredients. Mix on low speed just until the dough comes together.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the chocolate chips by hand.
Scoop 1 cup of the dough onto a parchment lined sheet tray and form it into a mound, flattening with your hand slightly. Place the entire tray in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Place the tray directly from the freezer to oven and bake for about 20-25 min or until the edges are medium golden brown. Remove from the tray after 10 min and cool on a rack before serving.
In place of chocolate chips, I think chocolate chunks would work even better!
Recipe by: Giada de Laurentiis, Giadzy.com