Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe for a Large Group

Try this chocolate chip cookie recipe for a large group for the perfect treat for the ladies at your women’s retreat.

We like to offer cookies as both a dessert and a snack option.

Frequently, we add baked goodies to our coffee bar so that ladies can grab something ‘on the go’ to their next breakout session.

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The great thing about this chocolate chip cookie recipe is the ability to easily make variations on the base recipe to provide alternatives. Mmmmmm….so yummy!


2 C. butter (4 sticks)
1 ½ C. sugar
2 C. brown sugar
3 eggs
2 Tb vanilla
6 C. Flour
1 ½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp soda
4 c. chocolate chips (other flavor chips, nuts optional)

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Preheat oven to 350.

In a very large mixing bowl (or largest bowl for a stand mixer), cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.

Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. 

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt and soda.  

With the mixer running, add the flour until well combined.  Stir in chocolate chips (I do this with a wooden spoon).

Drop by heaping tablespoon sized portions on an ungreased cookie sheet (I line mine with parchment). 

Bake for 9-12 minutes.

image of baked chocolate chip cookies

This recipe makes approximately 6 dozen cookies.

Remember, because this chocolate chip cookie recipe is so large, you can make variations on it as well.

Divide the dough in half and make one half with chocolate chips and add nuts in the 2nd half.

Or substitute butterscotch chips or white chocolate or peanut butter or…  your choices are endless for you to make many options for your retreat ladies!

Enjoy every bite!

Looking for more large group cooking options? Try these other recipes we use for our retreats:

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Taco Meat for Large Groups

Simplest Shredded Chicken Recipe Ever

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  1. Can you freeze these? They look delicious but I would have two dozen left over , If I could freeze they would be great for a day when I am too busy to bake that day!

  2. Looks delicious! I always love eating my cookies with milk. These would be perfect for a bake sale! I also have to try your suggestion of butterscotch chips! 🙂

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