Dad Sized Cookies for your Dallas Dad

Everything is bigger in Texas!

Father’s Day is coming SUNDAY JUNE 17th so why not make the big guy a larger-than-life cookie?

If your Dallas Dad has a sweet tooth for cookies, he will love this easy-to-make and tasty gift! Kids will enjoy helping out in the kitchen to make this easy cookie recipe for Father’s Day. Be sure to keep reading for ideas on how you can personalize this cookie.

HINT: For you crafty moms out there, make a special cookie tin for Dad to put store these tasty Dad-size cookies. You can buy tins at most craft stores, Target or Walmart. OR if you’re a recycler, use a tin you have on hand or got for a gift, clean it out and embellish it just for dad!

P.S. Stay tuned to our blog for the next week, we’ll have lots of Father’s Day gift ideas to buy or make, Father’s Day crafts and a few more recipes for dad to enjoy too! I’ve gotten so many ideas just reading our own blog! 🙂

Dad Sized Cookie Ingredients
1/3 cup (75 mL) butter, softened
1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar
1/3 cup (75 mL) light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
3/4 cup (175 mL) all purpose flour
3/4 cup (175 mL) rolled oats (regular or quick cooking, but not instant)
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL) baking soda
1/2 cup (125 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
prepared icing (store bought or homemade) for decorating

Dad Sized Cookie Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C). Line a cookie sheet or pizza pan with baking parchment paper and lightly grease the paper.

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add the egg and the vanilla and continue beating until the mixture is very smooth and light – about two minutes.

3. In another bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda. Add this mixture to the butter mixture and beat just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

4. With a pencil, draw a 10-inch (25 cm) circle on the parchment paper. If you want to make your cookie into a different shape (see suggestions below) draw that shape instead. Remember – as it bakes, the batter will spread slightly, so leave enough room for expansion. Use the 10-inch (25 cm) circle as a rough guide to how large a cookie you can make. Baked, a 10-inch (25 cm) cookie will expand to about 12-inches (30 cm).

5. Dump the batter in the center of the pencil shape and spread it out evenly to the edges. The batter should be about one-quarter inch (.5 cm) thick. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes – or until very lightly browned. Remove pan from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Gently slide the parchment paper onto a rack and let the cookie cool completely before decorating.

 

Cookie ideas:
Bake a giant cookie in a special shape and decorate it. Some ideas:
– Shirt with necktie
– T-shirt with favorite sports team logo
– Sports car or truck
– Trophy cup
– Hat
– Portrait of Dad!
– Toolbox
– Football, baseball, basketball, golf ball or soccer ball
– Musical instrument

How kids can help:
– Mix up the batter and spread it in the pan
– Decorate the cookie especially for Dad
Makes one fabulous Dad-sized Father’s Day Cookie.

 

by Stella Zedman

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