A Giant Cookie

It is said that good things come in threes. I hope that bad things also come in threes and not more.

At the end of last week my mobile phone stopped working. Again. Luckily at Christmas my mum had insisted in giving me one of her spare ones so that’s what I’m using now.

Then our boiler stopped working. No hot water. No heating. Yes, I’m in the northern hemisphere and it’s winter. That wasn’t too nice. Luckily this morning, three and a half days later, an expert in boilers came to fix it and now we have hot water and heating back up and running.

Also this weekend my computer crashed. It was my fault because I wanted to download a program for work. This morning I took it to the Apple store and luckily they were able to fix it within 20 seconds of turning it on. Phew! I don’t want to attempt to have the program in my computer anymore.

So those are three things. Actually now I just remembered I still haven’t got my broken camera back… Surely I cannot have any more bad luck for these days. I’m not superstitious but when these things happen I do wonder if there is such a thing as my planets not being aligned.

To take my mind off this small bout of bad luck, I made a giant cookie. Specifically, a giant chocolate chip and pecan nut cookie. I had recently read about making a giant cookie in a baking dish or skillet here in Lady and Pups, as opposed to many small cookies. I thought it was a wonderful idea, especially when one is short on time, and adapted her recipe to the ingredients I had at that moment.

Giant cookie

Ingredients:

100g butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup cream

1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup pecan nuts

sea salt

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Melt the butter. Add all the sugar and whisk. Add the egg and whisk until thick. Add the cream and whisk until smooth. Add the flour, a pinch of sea salt and baking soda. Stir. Add the chocolate chips and pecan nuts. Stir.

Butter the mold or skillet. Arrange all of the cookie dough inside. Sprinkle some sea salt on top.

Bake for 20 minutes. Then increase the temperature to 200°C and bake for another 3 minutes to make the top more golden.

giant-choc-chip-and-pecan-nut-cookie

Note: the problem with one giant cookie is that it’s so easy to start eating it… then in less than a day the entire cookie just disappears.

Thank you for reading!

39 Comments

  1. Lignum Draco 2014-02-04 at 02:27

    Not the best way to start Chinese New Year. The cookie isa good start though. 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 17:22

      Oh no, you made a point, not the best way to start Chinese New Year! The cookie was spot on 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 17:23

      Exactly, just yummy cookies from now on 😉

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  2. lapetitecasserole 2014-02-04 at 05:37

    After reading your unlucky adventures I think that you’ve been really brave to prepare something and above all to turn the oven on! btw your giant cookie must have been really good

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 17:23

      Haha yes I was doubting if I should turn on the oven 😉 xx

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  3. Dalo 2013 2014-02-04 at 06:40

    That looks so gooooooood. Meanwhile, I am sitting here eating brussel sprouts 🙁
    Good thing about having bad luck, is that good luck is right around the corner 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 17:25

      I made some brussel sprouts last week, in the oven with honey, mustard and ever so slightly spicy. So brussel sprouts can be interesting too!

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      1. Dalo 2013 2014-02-04 at 18:34

        Wow, that sounds delicious. Mine were simply steamed… I am quite lazy when it comes to cooking 🙂

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  4. Sunny 2014-02-04 at 09:00

    Awww so sorry to hear about all the problems you’ve been having! Last winter I was cut off from gas for several days as well. It was really not pleasant! I hope the cookie has changed your luck for the better and your planets are once again aligned 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 17:26

      Oh no, a Barcelonian winter can be cold, but winter in Belgium with no gas, now that sounds cold!!! Yes the cookie has changed my luck for the better 🙂

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  5. Mabel Kwong 2014-02-04 at 10:10

    Giant cookie! How did you eat it? Cut it up? Peel it into pieces? Now I want a cookie too 🙁 Hope your luck gets better. I’m sure it will – for every down, there should be something up 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 17:27

      Cutting it up. How we ate it wasn’t an issue because it disappeared pretty quickly 🙂

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  6. Pemberley Cup & Cakes by Rosa 2014-02-04 at 10:28

    What a great idea, Sofia! I love those giant cookies of yours!
    Hope everything stops causing problems at last!
    Besos, guapa!

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 17:29

      Thanks Rosa, no problems today 🙂 Besos!
      PS: cuando tenga tiempo hoy o en los próximos días, me acercaré al supermercado del Corte Ingles para ver si hay berries. Ya sabes que tengo una obsesión por encontrarlos 🙂

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      1. Pemberley Cup & Cakes by Rosa 2014-02-04 at 19:32

        Sí tienen, frescos (carísimos; 125 g de arándanos, frambuesas o moras son 3,99€!!) y congelados.
        (pls, could you edit the mistakes in my previous comment? thanx 😉 )

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        1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 19:34

          Hehe I added an s to cookies. Can’t see any more mistakes. You can edit my comments in your blog too 🙂
          Vaya qué caros! Esta claro los usaré para hacer muffins donde no hacen falta tener tantos. Y tengo que mirar mejor en los congelados porque nunca los veo! Gracias 🙂

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  7. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward 2014-02-04 at 18:15

    Sofia – I am so sorry for all of your troubles! But this cookie – wow – it can solve any problem with a few bites. 🙂 In America, there are companies in the malls that sell giant cookies like these. They are often bought, decorated, for children’s birthdays – they look like cookie cakes. 🙂 I prefer your cake, because the ingredients are all natural and delicious. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! Besos – Shanna

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  8. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward 2014-02-04 at 18:15

    PS I loved the Cortel Inglés when I lived in Madrid. And, the gourmet section was even open on Sunday, when the whole city was closed. 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 18:26

      A giant cookie is a nice idea for a birthday party! Really I didn’t know that, maybe their gourmet section is open here in Sundays too and I didn’t know that!

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  9. Guillermina Bósquez Stover 2014-02-04 at 18:26

    The giant cookie more than made up for your string of bad luck, Sofia! It’s funny, because these things happen to all of us. When I was a struggling single parent, I saved regularly–not a lot, but I wanted a cushion. And invariably, when I did have a nice “chunk of change,” something would happen, like a tire going out or a household expense. But at least I had that little bit of cushion!!!

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 18:28

      Hi Guillermina, I didn’t know you were a struggling single parent, that is very admirable. Gosh yes when things break and it all such an expense, it’s not a soft cushiony feeling anymore. Besos

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-04 at 19:16

      The problem is you just keep on eating it. I would do that if I had a giant ensaïmada – like the one you made and I’ll remember about it forever!

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  10. apartmentwife 2014-02-05 at 04:21

    aww sofia, i feel like this cookie is a sign that your luck is about to change 🙂 hope it was delicious 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-05 at 11:38

      It was so delicious that the cookie really did not exist for too long! 🙂

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  11. pianolearner 2014-02-06 at 15:48

    MMMMM.

    I’m sending good karma across the internet to ward off any 4th bad luck.:)

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-07 at 22:09

      THANK YOU! I think its working 🙂
      By the way I went to the oriental store and found everything I wanted. I had just never looked in the Indian ingredients section, thats all. Only in the Chinese and Indonesian. Now I’m pretty well stocked!

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      1. pianolearner 2014-02-08 at 10:42

        I’m looking forward to seeing what you make. I did a vegetarian cookery day called ‘Exploring the Spice Route’ in which we made a gorgeous Aubergine curry.

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-07 at 22:07

      I couldn’t 😉

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  12. cruzccc 2014-02-10 at 16:28

    Esa cookie gigante tiene una pinta Sofia, mmmmm 🙂 !!!
    Un besito guapa ;P

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-12 at 15:17

      SI, estaba buenísimo 🙂 Besito

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  13. thehungrymum 2014-02-21 at 12:20

    a giant cookie is the *best* cookie 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2014-02-21 at 12:29

      You like them too?! 🙂

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  14. Tala Ghalayini 2014-02-27 at 13:24

    i’ve had a draft of a post for a giant cookie as well. I’ve been terrible with my blogging, it’s been in my drafts for over a month easily! thank you for posting and reminding me to get back to it! 🙂 – btw, looks delicious!

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      1. Tala Ghalayini 2014-02-27 at 13:32

        same! i made it with dark chocolate, and i had random friends knocking to get a piece. cookies, yummy any time, any day! haha

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