Saturday 20 September 2014

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I'm not sure if you like Subway sandwiches ... Subway Melt , Subway Club, Chicken & Bacon Range etc... No, I'm not making publicity promotion for Subway.

So why I mention Subway? The outlets here offer sandwich combo meal that comes with a drink and choice of either a cookie or a small pack of potato chips. Obviously, we (my girl & I) opted for the BIG cookies. Only a few limited flavours to choose from ... chocolate chips, chocolate & mixed nuts, peanut butter. The center is soft and chewy, while the edges are slightly crisp. We loved these big yummy cookies ... ^-^

Since I've baked a batch of crispy chocolatey Famous Amos double choc chips cookies last month, now, I decided to replicate similar Subway "big giant" cookies ... to satisfy our weekend "chocoholic" cookies craving ^-^!

Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking with slight modification made in blue

Chocolate Chunk Cookies:
Makes about 18 large cookies.

260 grams all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
170 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
130 grams granulated white sugar (I cut down to 90g)
140 grams firmly packed light brown sugar (cut down to 100g)
1 large egg (50 grams without shell), at room temperature
1 large egg yolk (18 grams), at room temperature
1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
220 grams semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips (I used a mixture of chocolate chunks, some dark thin square and chocolate chips)

1) Preheat your oven to 180°C.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2) In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

3) In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter until smooth. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.

4) Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat just until incorporated. Stir or beat in the chocolate chunks. If the batter is quite soft, cover and refrigerate until firm (about 30-60 minutes).

It spreads bigger when baked
5) For large cookies, take about 1/4 cup (55 grams) of batter and form it into a round ball (can also use an ice cream scoop). Place six balls of batter on each baking sheet, spacing them several inches apart (about 8 cm). With the palm of your hand, gently flatten each ball into a round. Bake the cookies for about 14 - 16 minutes, or until they are golden brown around the edges but still a little soft in the center. (The longer you bake the cookies the more crispy they will be). Rotate your baking sheet front to back about halfway through the baking time. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

These cookies are best the day they are baked but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days.

Yum yum ... tasted like those from Subway ... crisp edges and yet their centers are soft and chewy. Choco-licious !! ... I can't stop at 2 for brekkie ...  Oops ! Another 2 ... Gosh ! Very addictive! 
Enjoy ! Have a nice weekend !

Enjoying my morning brekkie
at the little cosy corner!

This post in joining Best Recipes for Everyone September Event : Chocolate Wonderland


  1. Hi Karen!
    I can't say I have ever had Subway before. I didn't even know about the cookies, lol…They sure sound good and yours look awesome!!! Chunks of Chocolate in Monster Cookies, seriously, who can resist!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Karen...

  2. I can see that you are a chocolate cookie lovers! I know it is good to store some homemade cookies at home when you feel like nibbles and craving for some! And also, if you happen to have some guests coming in unexpectedly, some cookies to go with tea or coffee do come in handy, right?

  3. I just ate Subway Sandwiches,never know have cookies too...hahahha
    your cookies look so yummy
    Thanks for sharing with BREE:)

  4. I have tried these delicious cookies before and loved them a lot, you have reminded me about it, got to try it once more!

  5. Hi Karen,
    I am not a fan of Subway, but my kids are!
    I would be a fan of your cookies though! Looks wonderful! Yum!

  6. I also opt for Big Cookies every time when I purchased the Subway sandwich set. I love their big cookies especially the one with white chocolate and macadamia nuts. So nice that you have baked cookies of Famous Amos and Subway :) Yum Yum !!


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