Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

SkilletCookie

Posted by Erin

Here’s a fun fact about me:  I love to bake but I have no self-control around really good homemade desserts.  Like, NONE.  I’ll nibble and take a bite here and there throughout the day and, before I know it, I’ve eaten the majority of the pan of brownies or half a pie.  It’s why I’ve been in Weight Watchers going on 17 years!  I recognize my own weaknesses so I’ve learned to make portion controlled desserts.  My favorite is this skillet cookie.  On a night when I need something rich, warm, and decadent but don’t want a pan of desserts sitting around all weekend to tempt me, I make this cookie.  It’s big enough for my husband and me to share but, I’m not going to lie, I usually eat it all by myself with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.  So, go ahead and make one for you and one for your husband.  Wait until your kids go to bed and that will save you from having to share.  Ha!  Oh, don’t act like you haven’t done it.  😉

I always make this cookie in small cast iron skillets that I got one year for Christmas.  They were part of a little skillet brownie kit.  That mix’s brownies were BLECH (if you haven’t tried our family brownie recipe, you really need to do that for yourself), but the skillets are awesome so if you see any of those sets around the after-Christmas sales this year, grab a few!  If you don’t happen to have a cast iron skillet yet, you can just make these in a regular baking pan too.

Ingredients:

  • 2 T. butter (I always use real butter for baking.)
  • 2 T. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 T. granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ c. roughly chopped pecans, optional (but SO good – I usually add extra!)
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Spray a 7″ or larger skillet/pan lightly with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.  In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter in 10 second increments until it’s soft and just beginning to melt.  Blend softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla together with a spoon.  Add the egg yolk and stir until it’s well blended.  Add flour and baking soda and stir again until combined.  Lastly, stir in chocolate chips (and pecans, if desired).  Heap the dough into the center of skillet/pan and flatten slightly.  No need to spread it to the edge; it will spread as it cooks.  Bake for 10 -12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.  Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.  Do me a favor and wait until it’s not scalding hot before you dig in.  It will be the longest few minutes of your life.  Top it with ice cream, and eat it straight from the pan!

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Dessert, dutch oven/cast iron, Uncategorized

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Ingredients

    Ingredients:
  • • 2 T. butter (I always use real butter for baking.)
  • • 2 T. firmly packed brown sugar
  • • 1 T. granulated sugar
  • • Pinch of salt
  • • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • • 1 egg yolk
  • • ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • • ¼ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • • ¼ c. roughly chopped pecans, optional (but SO good – I usually add extra!)
  • • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 7" or larger skillet/pan lightly with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter in 10 second increments until it’s soft and just beginning to melt.
  3. Blend softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla together with a spoon. Add the egg yolk and stir until it’s well blended.
  4. Add flour and baking soda and stir again until combined. Lastly, stir in chocolate chips (and pecans, if desired).
  5. Heap the dough into the center of skillet/pan and flatten slightly. No need to spread it to the edge; it will spread as it cooks.
  6. Bake for 10 -12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  7. Do me a favor and wait until it’s not scalding hot before you dig in. It will be the longest few minutes of your life. Top it with ice cream, and eat it straight from the pan!
https://foursistersdish.com/2017/06/22/chocolate-chip-skillet-cookie/

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Oatmeal Cinnamon Drop Cookies

I found the original of this recipe on the back of some package when I was really little, and I begged Mom to give it a try ASAP. Luckily, it never took much begging at our house for Mom to bake.  After some minor adjustments, I humbly submit this as the best oatmeal cookie out there; its simple appearance is deceptive. This cookie is so chewy (even after a few days, though I bet you’ll have a hard time keeping them around long enough to confirm this) and melt-in-your-mouth amazing, this will be your go-to oatmeal cookie standard for life.

These cookies lack the traditional raisins or chocolate chips, but I guarantee with this recipe you will not miss them.   These will be one of your favorites too! ~Kathy

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T. molasses
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.

Add the mixed dry ingredients (except oats) to butter mixture.

Stir in oats (and nuts, if adding) last.

Drop by teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet; space well on your cookie sheet, as they will spread a little more than most cookies. Bake for 11 minutes or until edges are just golden brown. Do not over bake!  Allow to cool slightly; then remove to cooling rack. Store in airtight container.

Oatmeal Cinnamon Drop Cookies

Dessert, Uncategorized

Oatmeal Cinnamon Drop Cookies

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • • 1 cup butter, softened
  • • 2 cups sugar
  • • 2 eggs
  • • 1 T. molasses
  • • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • • 2 cups flour
  • • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • • 2 cups quick oats
  • • 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  4. Add the mixed dry ingredients (except oats) to butter mixture.
  5. Stir in oats (and nuts, if adding) last.
  6. Drop by teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet; space well on your cookie sheet, as they will spread a little more than most cookies. Bake for 11 minutes or until edges are just golden brown. Do not over bake!
  7. Allow to cool slightly; then remove to cooling rack. Store in airtight container.
https://foursistersdish.com/2017/03/22/oatmeal-cinnamon-drop-cookies/