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
- 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
- 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....