One of my all-time favorite desserts to order at restaurants is the skillet cookie :: a warm and gooey, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream and hot fudge, brought to your table in a cast iron skillet, straight from the oven. Love! There’s just something about the cookie baking in that cast iron skillet, it’s so, so good! You can get that same treat at home, all you need is a small cast iron skillet like this.
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie makes 3-4 skillet cookies (2 servings each)
- 1 1/8 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- vanilla ice cream
- hot fudge
Preheat oven to 375F. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, soften butter (don’t completely melt it), then mix in sugars and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Then add flour mixture and beat until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Split the cookie dough into four equal amounts. Press one quarter of the dough into the center of your skillet, bake for 12-15 minutes (or until the cookie is a light golden color).
Wrap and freeze extra dough. Later on, pop it straight from the freezer to your skillet whenever you’re having a cookie craving! This dough makes a yummy “normal” cookie too, if you’d rather spoon the dough onto a baking sheet and bake it up that way.