*You can’t go wrong with traditional chocolate chips, but minis will distribute the chocolate flavor more evenly throughout the cookies. I often use a 50-50 mix.
•I bake the removed dough in a 6-inch pie plate for 15 minutes at 350℉. To make as standard cookies, bake for approximately 8-10 minutes.
•For two thicker cookies, split all the dough evenly between the two 9-inch round cake pans, extending the baking time by approximately 3 minutes.
•Another festive option is to bake one big cookie. For a pizza cookie, bake all the dough in a 14-inch round pan. For an alternative to a sheet cake, bake in a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan or baking sheet with sides. In my oven, I also bake these pans for 15 minutes.
•To insert candles in the frozen chipwich, it is helpful to first make holes in the cookie with a skewer or the tip of a sharp knife. To easily write “Happy Birthday” or another message, melt a small quantity of chocolate chips (white, milk or dark) in a snack-size zipper-top baggie. Then, snip off a small piece of the corner and pipe the desired message. This may be done before or after freezing.