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Spice Up Dad's Day With a Giant Chocolate Cookie

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Giant Chocolate Chip-otle Oatmeal Cookie

(Family Features) - Surprise dad with a deliciously decadent cookie that has a spicy secret ingredient -- chipotle chili pepper powder. Baked in a giant cookie pan, the Giant Chocolate "Chip"-otle Oatmeal Cookie, with its unique flavor and colossal presentation, is a cookie like no other.

Chipotles are actually dried, smoked jalapeƱo peppers that develop a smoky, sweet, almost chocolatey flavor. When mixed with dark cocoa candy melts and cocoa powder, they give this cookie a deep and smoky flavor with just a hint of heat.

Decorating options are endless for this mega treat. Inscribe a special message to dad with decorating icing, or even have each child add a special touch. Or, simply frost the cookie and decorate with favorite sprinkles, sparkling sugars or icing decorations.

This giant cookie feeds a crowd -- either cut it into wedges or break into pieces to serve. For a cooling summertime treat, pair with vanilla ice cream then relax and enjoy Dad's special day.

For more fun baking and decorating ideas, visit www.wilton.com.

Wilton Products:

  • Candy Melts
  • Orange Decorating Icing
  • Giant Cookie Pan

Giant Chocolate Chip-otle Oatmeal Cookie

  • 1 package (12 oz.) dark cocoa Candy Melts, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Orange Decorating Icing

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray round giant cookie pan with vegetable pan spray. Chop 1 cup Candy Melts; set aside. Melt remaining candy following package instructions; cool slightly.
    2. In large bowl, cream butter and sugars with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and melted candy. In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, oats, baking soda, chili powder and salt; mix well. Add to butter mixture; mix well. Stir chopped candy into cookie dough. Press into prepared pan.
    3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire cooling grid. Decorate as desired with icing.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

SOURCE: Wilton Industries, Inc.

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