The Infamous Skillet Cookie

14 Mar

It is so many things, I don’t even know where to begin. Essentially, it is a giant, warm, gooey, delicious cookie, cooked in a cast iron skillet.

We had it for our anniversary, my birthday, valentine’s day, a random Tuesday….anyway you get the idea. It’s delicious, and it is even more delicious served with this vanilla ice cream and this chocolate sauce:

-12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

-1 can sweetened condensed milk

-1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Mix the above together in a saucepan on the stove, medium low heat, until its blended and smooth

My husband discovered this recipe, and it is one of the most amazing things he has ever done for me, bringing this giant cookie into my life. Side note – should you not want a super giant cookie, you can make a half recipe in a smaller skillet, works just as well

Here’s the recipe:

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

3 cups / 13.5 oz / 380 g whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

8 ounces / 225 g (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, plus more for buttering the pan

1 cup / 5 oz / 140 g dark brown sugar (I use regular brown sugar, works just as well)
1 cup / 7 oz / 200 g sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

8 ounces / 225 g bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped into 1/4- and 1/2-inch pieces OR you can use bittersweet chocolate chips (I do!)

Preheat the oven to 350°F / 175°C degree oven, with a rack in the middle. Butter a 10 (25cm) or 11-inch (28cm) ovenproof skillet, one that is at least 2-inches (5 cm) deep. If you’re unsure, measure, because if you use a too small skillet, you’ll have a messy overflow.

Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

In another large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and the sugars. Mix just until the butter and sugars are blended, about 2 minutes using the mixer on low speed. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl along the way. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until each is combined. Mix in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and blend on low speed until the flour is barely combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.

Add most of the chocolate to the batter. Mix just until the chocolate is evenly incorporated. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, then scrape the batter out into the skillet, pressing it out into an even layer. Sprinkle any remaining chocolate across the top, and casually press it into the dough a bit, just enough that it isn’t riding directly on top of the dough.

Bake the cookies for 35-45 minutes, or until until the dough is a deep golden brown along the edge, and the center has set. Remove from oven and let cool a bit before slicing into. Cute into wedges or small squares.

Makes one large skillet cookie, which you can cut into as many cookies as you like (like 2, 1 for me now, and 1 for me later!)

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One Response to “The Infamous Skillet Cookie”

  1. sportsglutton March 15, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    Just connected to you site via Dashboard, where I saw that image of a giant cookie in a skillet…I thought I had died and gone to heaven. It’s absolutely phenomenal and something this food glutton is going to have to make. Thx for sharing!

    If you have a moment, check out my site which is a fusion of sports, food, libations and more. http://sports-glutton.com/

    cheers,
    Jed

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