We’re back with another great recipe for the Cast Iron Skillet. If you’ve been following along you know we love our Cast Iron Skillets and Ina Garten’s Skillet Brownies. That recipe inspired us to try a dessert in our 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet, Lodge’s Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie. It is amazing!
Baking the cookie in the skillet is super simple, since you can skip the step of scooping out the little dough balls. We used our Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls to combine the ingredients, starting with sugar and butter, then the Nielsen Massey Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract, and the eggs one at a time - beating well. Then we added the flour, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips.
Once it was done, we set the entire skillet on the Cross Wire Cooling Rack for 15 minutes or so. We added ice cream on top and ate it directly out of the pan! It was so much fun to eat. Normally, I would never let my kids do that but since it was all for us, I let them have at it. We made a pretty good dent in it!
Of course, you can slice it up and use a spatula to dish out – you could even add whipped cream and chocolate sauce and serve it like a sundae. Any way you serve it, this dessert is a winner! We hope you try it.
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips or M&Ms
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat both sugars and the butter until smooth. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir well with a wooden spoon. The dough will be stiff. Stir in the chocolate chips or M & Ms.
Oil or butter a 12 inch Skillet (or spray with cooking spray). Pat the cookie dough evenly into the skillet. Bake until the edges are lightly browned, about 20-25 minutes.
Remove the skillet from the oven and let cool on a wire cooling rack for 15 minutes. Cut the cookie into desired wedges and serve it directly from the skillet using a pie server or spatula.