C is for...really big cookies!.
I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that, in my opinion, is perfection. It's adapted from the recipe in In the Sweet Kitchen (a gift from BIL Andrew). A few tweaks to the original, and I have a cookie that makes my hubby go weak in the knees.
I never eat them, but I love to give them to other people (share the calories, and all). I decided to...make a quadruple batch!
Yep, I made four times the normal recipe...about 64 ounces of chocolate chips, 14 cups of flour, eight sticks of butter. I discovered, too late, that my K-5 couldn't handle the job. Talk about manual labor!
Because I was left with so much batter, and because I didn't want to spend the entire day swapping sheets of cookies in and out of the oven, I used my enormous ice cream scoop to form them.
That's an average size cooling rack; and that's six, really, really, big cookies! Each one is a bit bigger than the palm of my hand...ok, I have small hands, but they're still pretty darn big!
I was left with almost three dozen after filling that jar.
Just to give you an idea of how big everything is: the jar holds about two gallons. Alex is just a bit over three feet tall.
I told you they were big!
And no, we didn't eat them all. I shipped 45 of them out to friends and family today.
Nothing says "I care" like 50 billion calories, delivered to your door by your friendly, local, letter carrier!