Giant Whole Wheat “Pizza” Cookies

Kids and cookies - a great  way to get them hooked on baking

Kids and cookies – a great way to get them hooked on baking

The “Bigger is better” school of thought isn’t always true, but at least where cookies and kids are concerned it carries a pretty strong appeal.

While a lot of cookie recipes have difficulty scaling up from the average to the jumbo to the ginormous this one is perfect for building the bigger cookie – so big in fact that you should be using pizza pans to bake them in.

Wedges of the giant whole grain cookie - before gobbling

Wedges of the giant whole grain cookie – before gobbling

This basic cookies is great on its own – or toss in a cup or two of chocolate chips, smarties or chopped nuts.

If you’ve got kids who are baking with you this is an easy recipe to get them excited about playing around in the kitchen.  If your junior baker has trouble mixing the batter with a wooden spoon consider picking up a danish whisk which speeds mixing while reducing the effort required to a fraction of that a wooden spoon.

Using either whole wheat or whole barley flour is a great option for these cookies.  Give them a try with your junior baker or to satiate your own inner junior baker.