cartoon by marc johns.

Monday, October 24, 2011

One-Dish 15 Minute Iron Skillet Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Giant cookie in a skillet! Hooray!!
This is delicious.  Who doesn't love a chocolate chip cookie?  And mixing it in the iron skillet you cook it in allows you to only dirty one dish, which is awesome.  And cooking it in an iron skillet allows it to be HUGE, and huge chocolate chip cookies are better than regular sized ones, right?  Having the cookie be huge allows you to get crispy side edges, but keep the middle of the cookie ooey gooey...the best of both worlds.  I recommend eating this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it.  And if you're having a craving, this is a great recipe...it only takes 15 minutes to make!


Ingredients in a skillet.
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup chocolate chips

To the baking:

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2.  Melt the butter in the 8-inch cast iron skillet over medium low heat.
Melting the Butter.
3.  Stir in the sugars and vanilla until blended, and remove from heat.
Blended Sugars, Butter, and Vanilla.
4.  Let rest until the pan is warm, but no longer super hot.  This is important because you are putting the egg in next and you want the egg to mix in to the butter and sugar, not cook.  Wait about 5 -8 minutes.
5.  Crack the egg into the sugar and butter mixture and whisk in with a fork until blended.
6.  Place the flour, baking soda, and salt on top and carefully stir into the mixture until smooth and blended.
Flour, Baking Soda, Salt.
Blended Dough.
7.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chips.
Mixed in.
8.  Smooth the top of the cookie flat.
Close-up of Smoothed Dough.
9.  Place in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the cookie is golden on top and around the edges, but soft in the center.
Browned and Golden.
10.  Serve warm, straight from the oven, with vanilla ice cream.  Serves 6-8.  Enjoy!

Close-up of final Cookie.
Yum.  Missing a Slice.


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