• Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Do you ever find yourself in need of a REALLY big batch of cookies?

    Whether it’s for a youth activity, a family get-together, or a church function I always seem to come back to this recipe because it makes so many cookies and it’s so versatile.

    If you are going to bake, you might as well bake big, right?

    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie

    My neighbors had a rough day yesterday so my kids wanted to bring them a treat. I also knew that I needed to restock our cookie jar so the kids could have something special in their lunches, so I pulled out this go to big batch recipe. These are so simple to make and yields a ton of cookies so I thought I’d share them with you. And, sorry, I should have counted how many dozens this recipe makes, but well… squirrel. Just know it makes mass quantities, mmmkay?

    I got the original recipe out of a cookbook my mama’s church ladies put together about 8 or 9 years ago. Cute Valli Nield put it in the cookbook and I’m so glad she did! I’ve made a few tweaks over the years to make it fit our family which reminds me, if you don’t want chocolate chip, you can easily swap out the chocolate for butterscotch chips, chopped white chocolate, M&M’s, nuts, or whatever else gets you sugar high and smiley. It’s a snap to make these your own way.

    Be prepared though, this recipe will max your mixing bowl capacity!
    Yep, there are that many cookies.

    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie

    I was told by a bunch of gals a while back that people don’t want a ton of photo instructions in recipes anymore.
    Wish is granted!

    But really, this is about as easy at it gets so don’t stress if you are a photo filled recipe lover.

    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie
    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
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    An easy recipe for a great big batch of classic chocolate chip cookies. Perfect for freezing.
    Cook Time
    10-12 minutes
    Cook Time
    10-12 minutes
    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie
    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Print Recipe
    An easy recipe for a great big batch of classic chocolate chip cookies. Perfect for freezing.
    Cook Time
    10-12 minutes
    Cook Time
    10-12 minutes
    Ingredients
    Servings:
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350°
    2. Cream together shortening/butter and sugars
    3. Mix in the eggs and vanilla to the wet ingredients
    4. Add the flour, soda, and salt and mix until combined, then mix in the chocolate chips
      Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie
    5. Use a cookie scoop to make dough balls and put on an ungreased cookie sheet then bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes (or 375° for 7-9 minutes for a crispier cookie)
      Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie
    6. Place on a wire rack to cool
    Recipe Notes

    The original recipe calls for 2 1/4 cups of butter flavored shortening. I don't love shortening so I usually add 1 1/2 cups of butter and 1 cup shortening. If you want a taller cookie, use more shortening. If you are going for flavor and don't care about them being flat, use more butter.
    Don't forget! You can use whatever mix-ins make you happy! M&M's, nuts, craisins, toffee bits, whatever you love.

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    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie

    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie

    I guarantee you will have more sweet cookie dough goodness than you know what to do with!

    If you get tired of baking cookies, freeze some dough for later!
    Simple place the dough on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and freeze until firm.
    You can go HERE for more info… it’s a really old post with fuzzy pics from my long ago point & shoot, but you’ll still get the idea.

    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie

    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie

    The thing to remember with this recipe is, make it your way.

    If you like crispy cookies, use the full shortening and bake at 375°. If you like them soft and buttery, bake at 350° and use more butter than shortening. If you love dark chocolate (Yum, we should be friends!) go that route. If you like milk chocolate and nuts, you can do that too! This is a basic cookie dough recipe that can be altered however you want. I really don’t think it can be screwed up, so it’s great for kid bakers and anyone who are scared of the oven.

    I hope you love them as much as we do!

    Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gypsy Magpie

    What is your favorite cookie mix in?

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2 Comments
  • Jenny
    18 February 2016
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    Do you love using your cookie paddles? I don’t have those, I just use the dough mixer. And, great, now I need some cookies. :)

    • Missy
      18 February 2016
      Reply

      Yes, I love the cookie paddles! You need some!