Chocolate chunk share cookie is the perfect Christmas cookie to make! A giant cookie that easily serves 10 people, all for the effort of one! My kind of festive treat for sure.
Start by creaming the softened (NOT MELTED). Add the sugar to it and mix for some time. Then add in the egg, flour, baking powder, vanilla essence, cocoa powder and mix till it forms a dough. If you are adding nuts, add them now and give the dough a couple of good kneads.
Then line a 26 cm cake pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil or brush butter. Now press the dough into the prepared tin. Make sure the dough is even in all places. Press the chocolate chunks all over the dough.
Preheat the oven to 160C. Now place the tin in the oven and bake for 22 mins. Test and bake for a further 2-3 mins if needed. It should have typical cookie like browned edges. The skewer test wont work as the cookie continues to harden even after taking it out of the oven. Do not overbake this cookie.
Let it cook for 5 mins in the pan. Then gently remove it from the pan and peel off the parchment. Let it cool completely. Just before serving, drizzled some good quality melted chocolate and dulce de leche is desired. You can also also serve it with a glass of milk or some vanilla ice cream if desired.
The dough can be made ahead and frozen for upto 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before baking. You can also prepare this dough overnight and simply keep it chilled in the refrigerator. Let it come to room temperature on the counter and bake for Christmas (or even birthday, anniversary, Valentine, any random day your hearts want to) breakfast!
The baked cookie remains well for upto 7 days.