GIANT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

Dessert, Food From Friends

Makes 12 to 16 servings

1/2 cup butter for dairy, room temperature (use margarine for pareve)
1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped nuts
decorating icing (below)

Decorating icing:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. milk, as needed
food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 12-inch pizza pan.

Cream butter or margarine with sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread into pizza pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Frost and decorate if desired. Write “Chag Purim” or your desired message on the frosted cookie. Decorate with coloured sprinkles. Cut into wedges or break into pieces.

For Icing:

Beat sugar, vanilla and milk at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Thin frosting with additional milk as needed. Tint frosting with food colouring