Baking Goodness! / Cookies / For the Holidays! / Using Cast Iron

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

img_9064I have been in the mood for chocolate chip cookies lately. Don’t get me wrong though, not just any chocolate chip cookie will do. None of those pre-packaged, commercially-made cookies will satisfy this craving. No…a real, homemade and warm cookie is what has been on my mind. There have been a couple of draw backs from actually accomplishing this task though. #1: Having the motivation to make the dough is up there. #2: Once making the dough having the motivation to actually form the dough into cookies. So, I pushed myself to finish task number one, at least. To avoid task #2 though? Dump all of the dough into a cast iron skillet.

Skillet cookies are lovely…it may seem like a compromise in work {which is totally acceptable}, but there really is no compromise in taste! This giant cookie really is the best of both worlds – no cookie forming AND the final product turns out thick, buttery, delicious slices of cookie! I don’t really mind the extra work it takes to cut the skillet cookie into smaller pieces if it means I get to eat it, just so we are clear on that. Just the extra work beforehand…for today anyway. Mmm, mmm… Enjoy! -Shelley.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Bake in a 12 inch cast iron skillet 20-25 minutes or until golden brown {you may use a 9″x 13″ baking dish for a pan cookie variation as well}
  • This recipe doubled fits great in an oversized 15″ cast iron skillet {which is what we use for a birthday skillet cookie}

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c flour {may use all purpose, whole wheat, or a gluten-free flour blend]
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks {1 cup} salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips {to your liking}

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl cream together softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla for 5 minutes, until light and creamy.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
  3. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add flour blend gradually to butter/sugar mixture until well combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Scrape batter into a 12″ cast iron skillet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. For best cutting results allow cookie to cool completely for several hours before slicing up and serving.

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