Forget Mug Cakes: Trader Joe’s Just Released a Microwavable Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie
This oversized dessert can feed 10 people—though it likely doesn't take more than two to finish it.
Family-sized skillet cookies are finally getting the love they deserve. Though we've known about the beauty of a giant cookie for years, it seems they're becoming even more popular with each passing day, both on Instagram and on restaurant menus. Now, there's no excuse not to indulge in one, because Trader Joe's is selling their decadent version in the freezer aisle.
The Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie is big enough to serve 10 people, so you're set on dessert if you're hosting a crowd. In fact, prepping the cookie couldn't be easier: simply take it out of the box and warm it in the microwave or oven. Either method will result in a warm and gooey cookie best served with multiple scoops of vanilla ice cream.
The saying "the bigger, the better" holds true for this treat. TJ's makes their cookie dough with unbleached flour, real butter, brown sugar, and plenty of chocolate chunks. A splash of molasses and a pinch of sea salt make this cookie worth going back for seconds. And the price is right, as always: the 16 oz. cookie is just $3.99.
As delicious as TJ's new creation sounds, there's really nothing better than a homemade, fresh-from-the-oven cookie. No fancy tricks needed—instead of portioning out cookie dough into individual balls, you'll press it into an oven-safe skillet and bake until the edges are brown and the center is still slightly soft. If you're a sucker for oatmeal raisin, try our Cracklin' Oat Bran Oatmeal Raisin Skillet Cookie. The dough comes together directly in the skillet, making for easy prep and clean-up. Or try our Pumpkin, Chocolate, and Toffee Skillet Cookie, which is so deep and decadent it can serve up to 20 guests.
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Don't have an oven-safe skillet? Well, we think it's worth the investment. But while you wait for it to arrive, you can make a giant cookie in a cake pan. Or, press the dough into a sheet pan for an oversized cookie you can cut into squares. If there's a will (and a lot of cookie dough), there's a way to make a giant cookie.