Handle the Heat’s Monthly Baking Challenge

This month’s challenge recipe is for GIANT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! All of the details and rules are below.

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies


$75 Amazon.com gift card
$75 Amazon.com gift card

How It Works

Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:

To Participate:

Make the Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

How and Where to Share:

Take a photo and share before May 31st 11:59pm MST. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO.

There’s also TWO BONUS entries:

1) Leave a star recipe review + comment on the recipe post using the same name and email address.

2) Receive an automatic bonus entry if you’ve participated in any previous baking challenge before using the widget. You must be logged into the widget to receive this bonus.

How to Win:

Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of two $75 Amazon.com gift cards.

the details…

Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! Winner will be notified and must reply with Amazon account email address. If there’s no response within 2 business days a new winner will be chosen. This prize is available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will buy your gift card from your country’s Amazon website in the current market value equivalent to U.S. dollars. Official Terms & Conditions are in the entry submission widget just below.

Submit Your Entry

Past Challenge Winners

April 2020
David B.
April 2020
Miranda V.
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About the Recipe



Tip One: This recipe calls for COLD BUTTER to ensure the cookies stay nice and big and thick. Because of this, it’s best to use a stand mixer that can power through beating the cold butter.

Tip Two: Each ball of dough should be a quarter pound!! I used my biggest cookie scoop with a kitchen scale to get accurate portions of this dough. You’re looking for 4 ounce portions (113 grams).

Tip Three: Be sure to use one of my recommended baking pans for cookie baking! Check out which pans I love (and which I never use) here!


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The Handle the Heat community is filled with enthusiastic home bakers just like you! In my humble opinion, people who like to bake are the BEST kind of people. Creative, thoughtful, and extra sweet. Every month hundreds of people in the HTH community join in our monthly baking challenges… hopefully you will too!


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My name is Tessa and I’m the creator of Handle the Heat. I’m also a professionally trained chef and cookbook author who’s obsessed with all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. You can learn more about me here.


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