Cookie Maestro

Have I bragged lately about how Frank is the absolute shizzle? The bomb diggety? Fan-damn-tastic?

I came home to these today:

Big ass pecan and chocolate chip cookies

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Frank: Take a picture of one next to a CD.

Me: What the heck for?

Frank: For scale, man.

Me: Whatever, dude.

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He found this recipe online somewhere, and the given name is "Big Time Chocolate Chip Cookies." I'm sorry, but that just doesn't do it justice. I'm renaming them.

Frank the Fantastic Fartknocker's Big Ass Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks unsalted butter, cold
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour (13 ½ oz)
3/4 teaspoon salt (I used sea salt)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces (2 cups) good quality semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
1 cup nuts (pecans or walnuts)

If using dough right away, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. (It’s best to chill, though)

In
a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars
just until creamy. Don’t overbeat. Add the egg and vanilla and beat
just until incorporated.

Stir together flour, baking soda,
baking powder and salt. When thoroughly mixed, add to batter and stir
just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Divide dough into
12 big 4 oz lumps. Bake on ungreased cookies sheets (one sheet at a
time). (Frank said he chilled his balls before baking – HAHAHAHAHAH!!! He chilled the balls of cookie dough before baking them. Alternately, he said you can chill the whole batch of dough first, then separate into balls and bake.)

Bake times:

Put
the cookies in a 375 degree oven and set timer for 8 minutes. When
timer rings, without opening oven or removing cookies, reduce heat to
325 degrees and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until cookies appear
set.

Otherwise, you can bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes or until done.

Makes 12

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Consider this post one of Frank's Friday Fixin's, either late for last week or early for this week.

18 Comments

  1. Nancy on November 17, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Good fucking lord. I want one. Mmmmm.

    I also just responded to you on my blog, but i'll just tell you here. I had a picnic with the kids today. And being that it was 60 some degrees outside, I had socks on and went to reach for the adidas slipons and just had to stop. I put on my hard bottomed slippers instead. heh.



  2. Stacie on November 17, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Good gawd those look tasty!



  3. mrs spock on November 17, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Oh my God. Those look fabulous.



  4. Shawna on November 18, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Wow, those look yummy!



  5. luna on November 18, 2008 at 2:34 am

    those are some big ass effing cookies. how could they have any other name? mmmmmmm. I just gleeked in my mouth a little. wish you could email me one of them bad boys. he is the shizzle!



  6. Shelli on November 18, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Those are my kind of cookies!!



  7. Melody on November 18, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I heart Frank– OMG sea salt and chocolate. Those look amazing.



  8. Kristin on November 18, 2008 at 10:01 am

    OMG those are HUGE. I want one.



  9. Calliope on November 18, 2008 at 11:51 am

    you have my mailing address, right???????
    oh Frank. You did it again.



  10. Jendeis on November 18, 2008 at 11:54 am

    The CD was extremely important to appreciate the scale. 🙂 The cookies look and sound fantastic.

    Another bookmark for the Frank's a Fantastic Foodie folder.



  11. Alicia on November 18, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    wow! those are huge! and yummy looking!



  12. Pam on November 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Those look amazing. They are definitely going on my To Do list. In fact, maybe for one of those two showers I was telling you about. 🙂



  13. Amber on November 18, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    I hate you. How dare you show those cookies to someone on a low-carb diet?

    I hope you know how lucky you are, dearest. My hubby can't cook a bowl of cereal…



  14. Carrie on November 19, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Those cookies are HUGE! Must not eat the cookie…



  15. Denene@MyBrownBaby on November 19, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Aw damn. Another five holiday pounds added to the pile… thanks Frank. Thanks.



  16. Virginia on November 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I will be printing this recipe for my cookie monster husband. These look award winning. Can't believe I haven't stumbled on your blog earlier. You've got a great one!



  17. tash on November 19, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Can I borrow Frank for a bit?

    Just sayin'.

    Know what those would be good for? Ice cream sandwiches. I *dare* you, Frank. And I'm about to pass out just thinking about it.



  18. susan on November 19, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Howdy! Remember me? I don't have time to keep up with reading blogs anymore, so I thought I would just drop in and say "Hi"!!

    These are my FAVORITE cookies. I hope to be able to make them soon. YUMMMMM!