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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Wow.


Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
courtesy of Lisa

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 bag (11.5 ounces) chocolate chips

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In another medium bowl, cream butter and sugars with a hand mixer until mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; mix until they are fully incorporated. Add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Transfer dough to a 12-inch cast iron or other ovenproof skillet, and press to flatten, covering bottom of pan. Bake until edges are brown and top is golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Don't overbake; it will continue to cook a few minutes out of the oven. Transfer to a wire rack to cool in pan, 15 to 20 minutes.


NOTES

I barely know what to say, so I will only say this: there are plenty of amazing things about this, but my favorite is the slight buttery pan cooked "crisp" you get in each bite. Jeebus.

I'd been craving dessert so badly, for weeks now, and this was, to say the least, a profoundly satisfying solution. I ate two huge wedges and couldn't get up for a minute. My only regret is not having vanilla ice cream to melt over it. Next time.

9 comments:

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I'm so glad you made this. It's just a terrific dessert and I love that you usually have all the ingredients on hand, so when I'm looking for something fast and easy, I can whip this sucker up in no time. Our's was gone in one day (hey I had help eating it!! LOL)

Amy said...

I've had this (and Rebecca's snickerdoodle version) sitting on my desk for 2 months. Like there's any chance I won't love it. Hubba hubba :D

Melissa said...

Amy - make it, make it, make it. :D

Lisa - You're right about all of that. And mine's almost gone, too, except I don't have much help. HA.

Samsmama said...

This is on the "to do" list. And like Lisa said, I've got all this stuff on hand. And, thanks to you, I'll be prepared and have the vanilla ice cream, too. :)

Melissa said...

We heated up the last of it last night and totally wished I had remembered to buy ice cream. Dammit! :)

Pam said...

I wish I had a slice of this with a big glass of milk. Mmmmm.

sam henderson said...

You had me at chocolate chip. This looks delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

So easy, Sam! I would have made another one last night had I had another bag of chocolate chips hehe.

Lisa said...

Mmm, nothing like a giant cookie to make me smile. I have a sweet treat linky party and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookie up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-15.html