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Giant 12 inch Chocolate Chip Cookie

Servings: Makes one (12 inch) cookie
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 package (12-ounce size) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup) AND:
1/2 cup (1/4 package of 12 ounce package) semisweet chocolate chips

For Topping: (optional)
1 cup sweetened whipped cream
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup flaked or shredded coconut, toasted
1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate candies

1. Heat oven to 350ºF (180º C).

2. Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour and baking soda (dough will be stiff). Stir in the 1 cup of chocolate chips.

3. Spread or pat dough in ungreased 12-inch pizza pan*, or on cookie sheet. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips over dough, and with spoon push chips down about half way into cookie dough.

4. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown; cool in pan.

5. For Topping: (optional)
Just before serving, spread cookie with whipped cream. Top with walnuts, coconut and candies. Cut into wedges. Immediately refrigerate any remaining cookie after serving.

*Note: You can also make this cookie in a heart shaped pan.

Makes: One (12 inch) cookie.

Date: February 3, 2003