Large Marge Double Chocolate Cookies

by Megan on June 7, 2012

While baking these I might’ve been looking up 90’s Mariah Carey to blare. Sometimes you just need to sing along to Fantasy or Always Be My Baby while baking cookies, ya know?

I hope you like these so much you get mad at them. I hope you have good intentions (like I did) to just half a cookie at a time… and save the rest for the next day, but instead eat it out of necessity on your couch. What can I say? I’m awful at stopping mid-cookie.

There’s so much chocolate in these quarter pounders that you have to knead the dough. It’d be a shame for just one chip not to make it into the end result. So knead it! Casually! Like, twice! And the bake them by the handful.

Giant Double Chocolate Cookies {makes a dozen, 4 oz. cookies}
Recipe inspired by Levain Bakery  and adpated via Annie’s Eats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 t kosher salt + sea salt for sprinkling
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer combine the butter and sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in cocoa powder. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder until just incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chunks/chips with a spatula until chocolate is evenly dispersed. Pour dough onto a parchment covered surface and knead just until all of the chocolate chips are mixed in.
  3. Divide dough into 4 oz. portions (or divide into 12 equal pieces). Roll each dough into a ball and flatten just slightly into a disc. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and place on the prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart. Bake 16-20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack. Serve with milk for chugging.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Perfect for sharing, but there’s no shame in being a cookie champ.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy June 7, 2012 at 8:25 am

these cookies are like Dream Lover’s…how could you just have half?!

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Megan June 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

For realz. They got the best of me!

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Kayla June 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

These cookies are looking goood! I have to make these this weekend..

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Megan June 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Thanks Kayla! You probably really should!

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Robyn June 7, 2012 at 11:03 am

’emotions’ always reminds me of summer…that’s some super early 90s mariah! i’m totes making a summer mariah playlist tonight.

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Megan June 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Yes! Sometimes old school Mariah is just the perfect thing to listen to. I totally want your playlist! 🙂

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Jen @ Savory Simple June 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

These look fantastic!

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Megan June 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

Thanks, Jen!

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Nick Britsky June 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm

The cookies look great. And that plate is amazing. Great find.

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Megan June 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

Thanks, Nick!

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NicoleD June 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I just can’t trust myself with a cookie that big, but I love it! Large Marge was the scariest/best part of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure 🙂

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Megan June 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

Me too gurl! And yes! haha!

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chefroommate June 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

These cookies look like a party – can’t wait to eat them!

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Megan June 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

They’re totes a party.

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Jessica June 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

These look oh so great! I’m adding them to my “Things I need to Bake and Eat” list. I’ve been reading your blog for the past few months and I love it! You’re posts are always such a treat (pun whole-heartedly intended). Thanks for sharing the recipes! Keep baking!

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Megan June 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

Yay! Thanks Jessica! <3

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Sonia June 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

These look heavenly! Always Be My Baby is my fave Mariah tune! (i guess my mariah-fanhood is out of the closet now.)

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Megan June 15, 2012 at 7:13 pm

haha Yes!

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Kyle June 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I found your blog a while ago via the cross-stitch cookies you did for DesignSponge. I’ve made 4 recipes off your site in the last week… I’m a girl with a never ending appetite for chocolate. These babies are DELISH. I could just eat the dough with a spoon. In fact, I kind of did while half were in the oven.

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Megan June 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Awesome, Kyle! This makes me so happy!

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