We have a bit of a birthday tradition in my family, and of course, it involves chocolate. Growing up, I always had a giant chocolate chip cookie for my birthdays and now my nieces do, too! I made this cookie for Gianna's 2nd birthday and she was pretty excited about it (though she's equally excited by wearing shoes to bed and wearing necklaces like every day is Mardi Gras). I thought I'd share the recipe we always use, partly so you can be a part of this family tradition of mine, and partly so I'll have it here to find anytime I have a hankering for a Texas-sized cookie. It's wonderfully simple to make.
(It'll look like this.)
I think she liked it. You can see more pictures of the festivities here.