July 18, 2017 7:50 am
Updated: July 18, 2017 8:49 am

Recipe: Texas Sized Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Texas Sized Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The Pie Girl

Courtesy of Pie Girl Bakes

For a long time, I was adamant that there was only one recipe for chocolate chip cookies that mattered (see Chocolate Chip Cookies).  I was under the impression that they should be relatively flat and chewy with a crisp exterior.

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But when you have a baking blog, sometimes you need to try new things.  I tried the amazing chocolate chunk cookie recipe from my stay at the Inn on First in Napa (side note: highly recommend this place) and the Le Gourmand chocolate chunk cookie made me think that maybe there is a place in the world for a big tall cookie with puddles of chocolate.

This leads me to Levain.  In my Instagram adventures, I came across these monster cookies that people obsessed over.  I had been thinking about freshly baked chocolate chip cookies all week so thought it may be the perfect opportunity to give a copycat recipe a try (given I had never tried one, I adapted Broma Bakery’s).  Needless to say, it did not disappoint.

I think the most important part of this recipe is the chocolate. Instead of chocolate chips, use chocolate discs (I used Valrhona semi-sweet chocolate discs cut in half).  They make these big puddles of chocolate that ensures the cookie isn’t too cakey and are also a puddle of chocolate which is always amazing.

Hooray for trying new things!


  • 1 cup salted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • ¾ cup + 4 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate discs, roughly chopped in half (I used Valrhona – see note above)

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