Skillet Cookie

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There's a very southern thing about cooking things in a cast iron skillet. We're reminded of those trekking across the wild west, roughing it out in the wild. Many delicious recipes involve cast iron cookware, so why not make a cookie in one?

The instructions provided here should make a cookie large enough for 5 or 6 people for about $15. It should take about 10-15 minutes to prepare the ingredients and about 30 minutes to cook, so be ready to invest 40-45 minutes on this.

Be sure to read the directions thoroughly before starting.
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Step 1: Collect Ingredients

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Here's what you'll need:
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips

In addition to these ingredients, you'll also need an 8 inch cast iron skillet and some vanilla ice cream.

Step 2: Preheat Oven

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Preheat the oven to 350°F

Step 3: Melt Butter

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On the stove, melt 1 stick of butter in the skillet at medium-low heat. 

Step 4: Add Sugars and Vanilla

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Pour 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract into the melted butter and mix until blended.

Step 5: Remove Skillet from Heat

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Remove the skillet from the heat. Let the skillet cool for about 5 minutes. The pan should still be warm, but not hot.

NOTE: After letting the skillet cool for a bit, work quickly until the skillet is ready to put in the oven. The dough should not be allowed to cool too much from steps 6-8.

Step 6: Whisk Egg into Mixture

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Crack the egg into the skillet and mix it in. 

NOTE: Make sure the egg does not scramble. You want the egg to mix into the mixture, not cook.

Step 7: Add Rest of Ingredients (except chocolate)

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Pour in 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt into the mixture. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

NOTE: Again, you want to work diligently here. Do not allow the dough to cool too much. 

NOTE: Take care not to spill any of the ingredients as you stir them in. Try pouring the flour in slowly to prevent any messes.
rvt19851 year ago
I'm drooling... this looks so good! Time for me to buy a skillet ;)
Mm I'm going to try this over a fire