Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
1 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1-1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
2-1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Pkg Chocolate Chunks, 11.5 Ounces
1 Cup Pecans Or Walnuts, Chopped
Optional: 1 Cup Raisins Or Dried Cranberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars on low speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Beat on medium-high for 2 minutes.
Stir in four, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add chocolate chunks and nuts, and if using raisins or cranberries. Mix until combined
Use 1/4-cup measure or a medium sized ice cream scoop and fill to heaping. Place 6 balls of dough 3 inches apart on each prepared baking sheet.
Place baking sheets on center racks in oven. Bake 14-16 minutes switching the cookie sheets, top and bottom, halfway thru.
Cool cookies on baking sheets before removing them with a spatula to wire racks to finish cooking.