Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
A couple of years ago, we bought a cast iron skillet with the intention of making homemade cornbread, the quintessential southern grain. Cornbread is just perfect for soaking up chili or stew, or paired alongside some fried chicken. I like cornbread with pretty much any meal, though. Hmm, that might need to be a future recipe!
Well, we did the easy part of actually purchasing the cast iron skillet and then never got around to the part where you season it before its first use. I would see it sitting there inside my cabinet with the other pots and pans just begging to be used, but neither my husband nor I was quite sure of how to go about preparing it. I’m sure a simple Google search could’ve helped us out, but I chalk up its disregard to pure laziness on our parts. So, there it sat.
Until my husband’s parents came to visit over Christmas this year. My father-in-law saw our poor skillet looking sad and neglected, and declared that seasoning one really isn’t that hard at all. And so, he took care of that step for us! Thank goodness for him, because now I can create delicious concoctions like the one I’m sharing with you today:This baby is sinfully delicious! It would be in your best interest to make this when you have a few people to serve it to, otherwise you will eat this all by yourself. I speak from personal experience, though I did have to share some with my husband. It was basically a competition between both of our forks as to who would get the most. Oh, and our son did get SOME, too… 😉
This is not difficult to make; it all comes together in one pan and is then baked in that same pan! Easy peasy. Jessica over at How Sweet Eats uses dark chocolate to make hers, but I decided to forge ahead with just good ole’ chocolate chips since I didn’t have any dark chocolate. It’s still out of this world, though I’m sure dark chocolate would add another layer of flavor!
Start by melting your butter over medium-low heat.Once nice and melty add in your sugars.Stir until smooth and then remove skillet from heat for a few minutes. Jessica says you want the skillet to remain warm, but not too hot.
Next add in the egg and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Then add in your dry ingredients and stir until it becomes a batter.Finally, add in your chocolate chips and stir.Then bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15-25 minutes until it turns golden at the edges. Once done, let it cool for a few minutes. It’s perfect when it’s nice and warm.
We are crazy people and didn’t have any ice cream to eat this with, but I did have some whipped cream so I squirted that on. Delicious, but I’m pretty sure vanilla ice cream would be the golden ticket!Dig in and hug your cast iron skillet! I’m so excited about all I can make with mine now! Hope y’all have a great weekend.
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Shared at: Food Storage Moms
My sister has a cast iron skillet and I told her we HAVE TO make one of these. They look so delicious. Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Round Up and we hope to see you back next week!
It’s DEFINITELY my most favorite food that I’ve made in the cast iron skillet yet! Hope y’all enjoy it, Emily!
Hmm, I’m wondering how deep my pan needs to be 🙂 Thank you for sharing this treat on Foodie Friday
If you have a larger pan, be sure to double the recipe. I’ll have to see how deep mine is and let you know. 🙂
Pinned this my husband will be so happy if I make this!
Thanks so much Jennifer! Hope your hubby enjoys it!! 🙂
Love this! My husband would too 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays 🙂 Pinned and shared on FB!
Thank you so much, Jamie! I’ve gotten some new FB followers today, and I definitely thank you for that. 🙂
I love that you can mix and bake the cookie in the skillet, it looks like a very good recipe. Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
Thank you! Gotta love a one pan dessert. 🙂
Oh my heavens. I just drooled on my computer!! This looks AMAZING!! I found you over at Cheerios & Lattes link party, so happy I did! Pinning this to my desserts board now!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Jen!!
Congratulations…this post is being featured on Create It Thursday #37! Thanks for sharing such a great idea with us last week!
Yay!! Thanks so much, Leslie! I’m honored to be featured! 🙂
The cookie cake is always my birthday cake of choice. This looks even better!
Mmmm I LOVE cookie cake! This is a lot like that, just warm! Have a great day. 🙂
Yay!! The cast iron skillet is my new favorite kitchen tool, I LOVE that you can make desserts in it! I hope you enjoy it, girl! 🙂
Ashlyn, this is so funny… because, I just barely took out my cast iron and was trying to think of something to make in it … for dessert! This is perfect. I already have everything already to make it.
Yay, for your father-in-law to take care of the seasoning for you!
Ok, when I was living in Chicago we use to go to this place called the “Cubbie Bear” and would always get the “Cubbie Bear Cookie” for dessert. It was this with ice cream on top. Now I finally have the recipe! YUM! Thanks girl, pinning! Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper!
That place sounds super cute! I love finding recipes for favorite restaurant foods. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend, Krista!
I’m been meaning to purchase a cast-iron skillet for a couple years now. And I’m totally with you, I’ve held back on purchasing one because I don’t know how to season it. You cookie looks so amazing, I will have to go out and get one ASAP. It looks soooo good! Have pinned! Stopping by from Show Stopper Saturday. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!
Apparently it’s not that hard to do! I still have no idea how to do it, but my father-in-law said it’s easy! Thank you so much for stopping by, Erin!
This looks amazing. I use my cast iron skillet, almost every day. Thanks for the pictures – those help to confirm I’m doing it right – because I’m going to make this!
Hope you enjoy it Lauralee! A cast iron skillet is such a great cooking tool! 🙂