Conversation between Dave and I as we started to prepare dinner.
Dave: I'm going to go start the grill.
Me: Ok. Would you be interested in me making a dessert?
Me: Ok. (Dave stares at me, waiting to learn what dessert is.) Carry on.
I mean seriously, when you're making dinner, it's easy to pull out a cast iron skillet and fake people into thinking it's just part of dinner. I really wanted to try this recipe because I like any excuse to season my cast iron, it sounded fun, and there is a place for big cookies in the world. Namely, in my belly, but I'll share, since this cookie is meant to be shared with at least one other person.
I pinned this recipe ages ago, and was glad to have no good reason to make this. Angie over at Big Bear's Wife made this and I followed her recipe pretty closely. I didn't have a 14 inch skillet, so I used a 12 inch and baked it for 25 minutes. This is a wonderfully simple and super delicious recipe. All the yummy cookie goodness without dropping 3 dozen dollops of dough onto a bunch of pans. Just like making a cake or bars, but with the crunchy edges and crisp cookie outside and a bit of chewy cookie inside. Plus you can decorate it like pie with ice cream or whipped cream and sprinkles. It's like every dessert got married and made a delicious dessert baby.
Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups chocolate chips
Use a silicone basting brush to coat cast iron skillet with vegetable oil, along the bottom and the sides.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using a hand-held electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined
Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until all the flour is incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
Press dough into the bottom of the cast iron skillet.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
Remove from oven and let cool before slicing.
Makes one giant cookie yielding 12 slices.
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