It makes a 14" round, soft, and delicious cookie, ready to be decorated as you want. In this version, I used the Pi theme, but anything goes!
You can use my tips and tricks with your own recipe, but I give you mine, in case you don't have a favorite.
Easy and delicious, why don't you give it a try?
Step 1: Mise-en-place
Make sure you have all your ingredients ready. The butter should be at room temperature.
What you will need if you follow my recipe:
3/4 cup butter (or margarine)
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips
I use some coconut oil because it helps with the texture and it gives a hint of a taste, but you can certainly use 1 cup butter.
I didn't include any nuts, but adding a cup of chopped walnuts or pecans would be good, and give some crunch.
Step 2: Making the Dough
Gradually add the mix of flour, salt, and baking soda, beating until well blended.
Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts if desired).
Step 3: Preparing the Pie
Prepare a large pizza pan, by lining it with parchment paper. I used a 16" pizza pan. Pour the dough in the middle, saving a few tablespoons of dough.
Put another piece of parchment paper, or wax paper, on top of dough.
Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough until it's about 1/4" to 1/2" thick. Make sure you have at least one inch around it to the edge of the pan. It's very important. You pie will expand.
Remove the top piece of paper. Using tablespoon, add a litlle dough to the edge of the pie. This will prevent the edge to burn, as it will be thinner when the pie expand in the oven.
Step 4: Baking and Decorating
Cool in pan on a cooling rack.
Decorate as desired.