0 hour 20 mins
0 hour 16 – 18 mins
0 hour 38 mins
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 Tsps. baking soda
1 1/4 Tsps. baking powder
2 Tsps. coarse salt
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed dark-brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 Tsps. pure vanilla extract
1 cup jumbo semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup of dark chocolate covered raisins
1 cup of toasted walnuts chopped
2. In a large bowl, using an hand mixer, beat butter and sugars on medium-high until light and fluffy, 6 minutes. Reduce speed to medium-low and beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Mix in flour mixture just until incorporated; fold in chocolate chips, chocolate covered raisins and chopped nuts.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Arrange 3-5 unbaked cookies, 3 inches apart, on each of two parchment-lined or silpat lined baking sheets. The cookies will spread so leave plenty of room between cookies and bake in batches if necessary.
5. Bake until edges are light golden brown, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
NOTE: This loaded jumbo cookie recipe is a favorite around here. I make them for the family but also as gifts around the holidays. Putting one or two in a cellophane bag with a big bow is the perfect gift for neighbors, coworkers and friends. I’ve also given these as frozen, individually portioned dough balls in a freezer friendly container. I like to make a batch of the dough, then freeze the dough in individual 1/3 cup portions so I can bake off the cookies as I want them. It is a great to always have them on hand for unexpected company and for when I need a treat. I know lots of friends who like getting these so they can bake them off when they need a treat.
If you are baking the cookies directly from the freezer, allow a couple of extra minutes on the cook time.
To get started with these cookies, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
In a second bow, beat the butter and sugars with a hand held mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy. This will take 5-7 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low and beat in your eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla and finally, mix in the flour mixture a little at a time until everything is full mixed.
Then, add your jumbo chocolate chips, chocolate covered raisins and chopped nuts. Using a spatula, fold in all the ingredients.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Move your oven racks to the upper and middle positions in the oven. Arrange 3-5 cooking on each of two baking sheets that are covered with parchment paper or a silpat. You want to space these cookies about 3 inches apart to keep them from touching when they bake. You may have to bake these in batches.
Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Rotate the baking sheets to the other rack, halfway through the bake. When done, remove the cookies to a rack and let cool completely. Serve on a large platter and enjoy.
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