Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cast Iron Skillet. Give everyone a fork and let them fend for themselves with this irresistible warm dessert, topped with ice cream, and drizzled with chocolate syrup. Perfect treat for two or more.
1 - 1¼ cups chocolate chips, chunks or combination of both
Vanilla ice cream
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 (15-18 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.
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 chopped; 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. Sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes over top of cookie dough to bake.