Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

I know we've been all healthy and stuff lately, but I'm about to go a different direction.
The exact opposite direction in fact.
Here's what I have for you today:
A giant, thick, gooey cookie.
One skillet-not piles of bowls, etc. to wash.
Oh yes, this sounded like a good idea to me!
When Michael got me an 8 in. cast iron skillet for Christmas (which he totally felt like an awful boyfriend for giving me, but I, freak that I am, was so ecstatic you have no idea. The only present that prob. would've made me happier was a particular ring ;) ), I knew the first thing I had to make with it was this cookie! I'd been lusting after it for quite some time. My excitement was palpable. 
The skillet cookies is awesome. VERY gooey, super easy clean-up, and ridiculously decadent. However...I don't know. Not my favorite. I liked it, just not as much as, say, a chocolate chip cookie pie, or even a normal cookie. It lacked...depth. The goo-factor sort of just took over, and the cookie itself was almost bland. It was good, but I have a million other desserts I'd prefer to waste my calories on :P. That said--I think this is a PERFECT thing to make if you ever host a slumber party (I totally miss those, btw.) or if you know a teenage girl who's down in the dumps. There's something oddly satisfying about digging into a huge cookie in a skillet with spoons. It's super fun and feels naughty :P. You guys should totes try it--perhaps I'm just crazy and you'll like it better!

Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie


Ingredients:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate 
Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In an 8 inch cast iron skillet, over medium-low heat, melt the butter.
  • Stir in sugars and vanilla extract and remove the skillet from the heat. Let rest until the skillet is warm-no longer hot-about 5 minutes.
  • Crack an egg into slightly cooled mixture. Using a fork, whisk it in.
  • Measure flour, baking soda, and salt on top of the wet ingredients in the skillet, and carefully stir it in, until smooth.
  • Stir in chocolate.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes (cooking time may vary) until golden brown around the edges and on top, but soft in the middle.
  • Dig into the gooeyness. Serve with ice cream, if you like.
So...yeah...it's pretty much warmed up cookie dough in there. Which is....
AWESOME!

28 comments:

  1. I am so in looove with skillet cookies. After I made a breakfast one a while back I have been obsessing over all the different ways they can be made, and I actually have a new one coming up soon!

    Yours looks absolutely gooey and amazing! You just have to let yourself indulge sometimes :)

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    1. I know!! I can't wait to see the next one you put up :)

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  2. o my gosh, this looks terrible & wonderful all at the same time :P I've never heard of this concept before, but it definitely look amazing :)

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  3. All I need is a fork and I'll be ready to dig into this! It looks amazing, K!

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  4. It looks real purty, even if you didn't totally care for it!

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    1. I liked it, just didn't love it. You know like, I'd totally date it for a bit, but I wouldn't marry it :P

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  5. Ohhh my gooooodnessss... I'd plop a big ol' scoop of ice cream on top and gobble it all up myself :)

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  6. This looks amazing! I have two mini skillets...maybe I could cut the recipe in half to make mini cookie skillets! Do you think that could work?

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    1. I don't see why not! The baking time might be less, though, so keep an eye on em :)

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  7. Ha-these cookies are the main reason that I would not give the cast iron skillet back to my sister. She gave it up and then wanted it back. Not really nice of me, but not being able to make the skillet cookie was not a good thought. I just need to buy my own cast iron skillet and return it...
    Anyhow, that forkful does make me hungry and indulging in this chocolatey goodness can make for a better day. Simply delicious!

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    1. Hahahaa awww! Her own fault for givin it up ;)

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  8. So, does Michael read your blog posts with your nice big hints? :) Brian buys me lots of kitchen and cooking do-dads that he admits is for his own benefit...but there's jewelry, too. :) I've never had one of these skillet cookies but, you know, I'm not too far away for you to drop one off! :) :)

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    1. Lol I actually give him a list of gift ideas---he gets too much anxiety otherwise :P And it's true you're not too far....lol

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  9. Girl, that skillet cookie looks delicious. I just want to dig my spoon right on in and savor the deliciousness. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. LOVE this! so gooey and chocolately - looks amazing!

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  11. This looks so good and dangerous (cuz I could eat the whole thing) :-)

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  12. I love this, the whole skillet idea is fantastic! Definitely like the idea of taking a spoon to it!

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  13. Ohh my this looks so sinfully delicious, I love it! :)

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  14. The gooey factor is what makes me want it all the more. I am sure to end up with a stomachache afterwards though.

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  15. I've been playing around the skillet chocolate chip pies for a while and I agree - I'm not all that taken with the final result. They're a bit cloying and the gooeyness gets old fast. I felt like I need a scoop of ice cream with every bite - and that just wasn't going to work for my belt line ;)

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    1. Right? And, like, I love the chocolate chip pie I made (like over a year ago), but that had a crust and wasn't quite as deep and it was just a whole different caboodle than this

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  16. Sophistomom's was where I saw and made my first skillet cookie too - godm your pictures make me miss it so much :D
    Drools all over keyboard...

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. It is always sad when you miss food you've already made and eaten *sigh*

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  17. i would JUMP FOR JOY if someone gave me an iron cast skillet for christmas!!!

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    1. RIGHT!!?? I was ecstatic lol. He was just like "...You're sure you don't mind?" While I'm like "WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!" :D

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