Standard Baking Co. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Standard Baking Co. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just over one year ago I went to visit my sister in New Hampshire. At the time I was still living in London so it was a special vacation. At the time I didn’t know that a few months later I’d be living just a few hours away.

During that trip we went on a day trip to Portland, Maine. I love that city. I’ve been twice now and for such a small town they have a lot of great places to eat.

Standard Baking Co. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

On the second trip we stopped at The Standard Baking Co for cookies and iced tea. It must have been about 90 degrees outside that day. In a gift shop around the corner I saw they had their own book. I picked up a copy on a whim.

I’ve made two recipes from it now. With all the moving chaos I forgot that I had bought it. The blueberry shortcakes were amazing and after tasting the chocolate chip cookies I know that Standard Baking Co is definitely one of Maine’s best bakeries. The edges are perfectly crispy and the center soft and gooey.

Standard Baking Co. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Standard Baking Co. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 3/4 cups AP flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup + 1 tbs granulated sugar

3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed

2 eggs, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter for 5 minutes until creamy. Add in the sugars and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs and the vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add in the flour in three batches with the mixer running on low.
  4. Take two scoops of dough to make 2 inch balls. Drop 6 balls per tray and bake for 16 minutes, rotating the tray half way through. Place on a wire rack to cool.

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1 Comment

  1. Yum! now that is what I like to see! cookies as big as the plates they’re served on! Sooo jealous of you living back in the States and having yummy bakeries left right and centre!