Make your loved one a giant Valentine’s Day Cookie this year. This soft and chewy chocolate cookie is quick and easy to make – no electric mixer needed. It’s ready to eat in just 30 minutes.
What says I love you better than a GIANT cookie? 💜
You only need a bowl and spoon to make this gorgeous Valentine’s Day Cookie – and it’s ready to eat in just 30 minutes. It’s soft, chewy and filled to the brim with chocolate and candy.
The perfect Valentine’s Day treat for two!
why you will love this recipe
- It makes just one GIANT cookie
- It’s ready to eat in 30 minutes
- No electric mixer needed
- Perfect for gifting
I have a serious obsession with cookies. You all know that. And while there will ALWAYS be a place in my heart for a big batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies, sometimes you don’t need 16 cookies.
I recently shared my Small Batch Cookie recipe, which produces just six perfect cookies. But to me, Valentine’s Day means chocolate and baking for two. So I decided to create a recipe for one GIANT chocolate cookie.
This soft and chewy cookie has crispy edges and a buttery centre – not to mention plenty of chocolate. I added both chocolate chips and Smarties candy in festive colours.
The result is a giant Valentine’s Day Cookie that’s soft, chewy and completely moreish. Forget the flowers this year and give your loved one or bestie the gift of a cookie.
what you will need
- Unsalted butter: If you use salted butter, omit the salt listed in the recipe.
- Brown sugar
- Caster sugar: Or granulated sugar.
- Egg: You only need half an egg for this giant cookie. But don’t waste the other half, make a second cookie. One for you and one for your love ❤️
- Vanilla extract
- Plain flour: Or all purpose flour.
- Cocoa powder: I recommend using natural unsweetened 100% cocoa powder. Dutch processed cocoa will work too.
- Baking soda: For a little lift.
- Chocolate chips: I use milk chocolate chips, but you can use any chocolate chips you like! Peanut butter, Caramilk or white chocolate chips would be nice!
- Smarties or M&M’s: Only the pink, red and purple ones for romantic vibes!
tips for making a perfect cookie
- Measure all your ingredients using a baking scale for best results. Using cups can be surprisingly inaccurate, and if you overmeasure your flour and cocoa your cookie will be thick and dry.
- Don’t over-mix your cookie dough. Just gently fold the ingredients together by hand using a spatula until combined. Don’t bother with a hand mixer.
- Try not to over-bake your cookie. Keep an eye on the time because your cookie can quickly go from soft and chewy to hard and crunchy. Consider taking your cookie out a minute or two before it looks ready, because it will firm up as it cools.
frequently asked questions
Yes you can.
You don’t have to but I like what both sugars bring to the table. Brown sugar adds extra flavour thanks to its molasses content. While caster sugar helps create those crispy edges. If you don’t have both, you can use all of one or the other.
Egg helps to bind cookies and prevents them from being dry or crumbly. Since this is a small amount of dough, only a small amount of egg is needed. But just use it as an excuse to make two cookies. One for you and one for your love!
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One giant chocolate cookie covered in candy – perfect for two.
- 30 grams (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
- 45 grams (1/4 cup) brown sugar
- 15 grams (1 tablespoon) caster sugar or granulated sugar
- 1/2 large egg (see notes)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 70 grams (1/2 cup) plain flour or all purpose flour
- 7 grams (1 tablespoon) cocoa powder, sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 40 grams (1/4 cup) chocolate chips, plus extra for decorating
- 50 grams (1/4 cups) pink and purple Smarties or M&M’s
- Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Line a flat oven tray or cookie sheet with baking or parchment paper.
- Add melted butter to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add sugars and stir to combine. Add egg and vanilla and stir.
- Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and mix until a chocolate dough forms. Stir through chocolate chips.
- Place dough on prepared pan and spread out to form one large cookie – roughly 7 inches in diameter.
- Press candy and extra chocolate chips on top. Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes. Leave to cool completely.
Egg: To get half a large egg, crack one large egg in a small bowl. Beat with a fork and then halve it. The best way to determine exactly half is by weighing the egg. Our large eggs are approximately 50 grams so I used 25 grams of egg. And don’t waste the other half, make a second one! One for you and one for your love.
Cocoa powder: I recommend using natural unsweetened cocoa powder, but Dutch processed cocoa works too.
Storage: Keep cookie in an airtight container at room temperature.