Ever thought of a giant cookie? I have. My greatest attempt was only a giant pancake…….haha. I’m sure you have done that too. Making a giant cookie is always on my mind. My definition of a giant cookie means it has to be much bigger than my face…….*big grin*. Won’t it be a great idea to make for Father’s Day which falls on 16th June this year, that is, this Sunday? Yay….I’m going to have great fun and adventure in my kitchen.
Baking has been so more fun for me lately because of Dr Oetker’s products. They have so many types of decorative stuff. You can easily transform a plain cake, cupcake or cookie into something gorgeous and celebrative. You save a lot of money baking yourself. And it’s very therapeutic too…*big smiles*.
The icing in tubes make writing or making other pattens so simple. My only problem is how to stabilise my hand so that I can writing steadily….haha. I’m not waiting for your answer. I know you are going to say, ‘Practice makes perfect!’ Just what I need….*big grin*. And if you only need egg white, they even have egg white powder. My gosh…I never knew such a thing exist!…haha. See, it’s always ‘Keep Learning Keep Smiling!’ And I still love all those packets of baking powder, baking soda and cream of tartar. They are so handy to use. I even brought them back with me when I went back to Malaysia for vacation!
I started making the cookies since yesterday. Only managed to complete them with all the decoration early this morning. Got up very early to do it. Feel so pleased. The heart shaped one is for the man in the house and the round ones are to share with friends in church. I’m very pleased with myself and I’m sure everyone who get a piece of this lovely cookie will be pleased too. See, cooking and baking is fun. Told you!….*big grin*. You can easily share love around…..*big smiles*.
Right, here’s the recipe of my Giant Chewy Cookie. It’s actually very simple and easy to do. But mind you, this portion of recipe is VERY big if you are only making for your family. Maybe you can make half the portion.
500g butter (soften to room temperature)
2C light brown sugar
1C granulated sugar
1 & 1/2t salt
Put all ingredients A in a cake mixing bowl and beat until light.
4 eggs (lightly beaten)
3t vanilla essence
Add the vanilla essence into the butter mixture above. Pour in 1/2 of the beaten egg and beat. When it’s well combined, beat in the other 1/2.
2t baking soda
Sieve the flour and baking soda into the egg and butter mixture above. Mix well into a dough.
Press into moulds and bake at 200 degrees for about 7-10 minutes. Don’t be alarmed if it still feels soft. It will harden slightly as it cools. The time depends on the thickness of the cookie. I made 2 shapes, heart shape and round shape. The heart shaped ones are thinner which I think is the right thickness to sandwich them with chocolate cream. The round ones are a little too thick so I can only put the chocolate cream on top.
The round ones are much bigger than the heart shaped ones. They are about 11 inches across. I use cake rings to make them. Just put them on a baking tray and press the cookie dough into it. Actually a rather thin layer would do as it will rise.
Ingredients D (chocolate filling)
360g double cream
720g dark chocolate
Put the cream, butter and sugar into a pot. Bring it to simmer. Turn off heat and break in the chocolate. Leave it for about 15-20 minutes and then stir until well mixed. Leave it to cool for about 30 minutes or so, until thicker, before using it to top the giant cookie or sandwich the cookies. This is a lot of chocolate cream. You can keep in the fridge and use it another time, just double boil to soften, or you can make half a portion.
I think my cookies are slightly over baked. I should have taken it out when it’s paler. Also I need to make them thinner. Will definitely try it again. You can make smaller cookies too which would be good in lunch boxes. But my giant one looks impressive…..*big smiles*…..giving a good pat on my own back….hehe
This is my Father’s Day baking adventure and achievement. Now how about yours? Do you just go out for a meal, buy something or make something yourself? Please share. You know I will be thrilled to know. My dad is too far away so I will just give him a call. Miss him!
The weather looks beautiful today….very sunny……yay. I REALLY REALLY LOVE Aberdeen when the weather is SO nice! It’s going to be another busy day but at least it’s much easier to smile when it’s sunny and warm outside……..*big grin*. Hope it’s not too hot or too cold on your side.
Til then, see you in my next post.
Quote of the day……
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”
- William Shakespeare