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Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

By Becky Low
This is the perfect shareable dessert, for family night or date night.

Becky Low shares how to make a yummy skillet cookie.

Method:

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 - 1¼ cups chocolate chips, chunks or combination of both
  • Vanilla ice cream

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Over medium heat, melt butter in a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet (or five 6-inch skillets) until bubbly and completely melted. Pour butter into a mixing bowl; beat in brown and white sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; beat.

Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda and stir into eggs and butter.

Stir in chocolate chips. Evenly spread batter in skillet(s). Bake 20-25 minutes (15 minutes for 6-inch skillets) or until edges are lightly browned. Cool skillet on wire rack. Cut cookie into wedges and serve warm or cold with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Notes:
Serves 8-10

Unique Variations For fun, use the directions and ingredients above, and try one the following additions. Cookie variations may be dropped by spoonful and baked in traditional manner or pressed into a skillet and baked as directed above.

Soy Sauce & Sesame Seeds:
¾ teaspoon soy sauce (add with vanilla), dark chocolate chips, sprinkle top with black sesame seeds and coarse sea salt. (idea from Joythebaker.com)

Smoky Bacon:
½ pound smoky bacon, cooked crisp, drained, and crumbled or hopped; add bacon with chocolate chips.

S’More:
use 1 ½ cups milk chocolate chunks for chips; fold ½ cup graham cracker crumbs and 1 cup mini marshmallows in with chocolate chunks. Serve with chocolate sauce.

Potato Chip:
sprinkle crushed potato chips over top of skillet before baking.

Chocolate Chili:
increase brown sugar to 1 cup; use chunks of dark chocolate; whisk the following into flour ½ cup cocoa, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.

One 6-inch Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg (beat egg, divide in half)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 5-6 tablespoons flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Method:

Generally it’s easier to follow the original recipe and divide batter between 5 to 6 mini skillets (depending on depth of skillet). If making just one skillet - use the option of an entire egg, or divide egg in half, or eliminate the egg entirely - the cookie may take on more of a cake texture. Follow the directions in the main recipe and use the proportions above. Bake 15-18 minutes.

Becky Low represents The Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada. For delicious dairy recipes and nutrition information go to www.dairycouncilutnv.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/DairyUTNV. For nutrition research go to www.nationaldairycouncil.org.

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