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.
Step 1: Collect Ingredients
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 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
Preheat the oven to 350°F
Step 3: Melt Butter
On the stove, melt 1 stick of butter in the skillet at medium-low heat.
Step 4: Add Sugars and Vanilla
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
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
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)
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.
Step 8: Add Chocolate Chips
Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
Step 9: Place Skillet in Oven
Place the skillet in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cookie is golden on the top and edges. Check with a toothpick to make sure the cookie is cooked through.
NOTE: If the cookie is still not finished after the allotted time, add time in 5 minute increments.
Step 10: Serve and Enjoy!
Take the cookie out of the oven and allow the cookie to cool for a few minutes. Serve the cookie immediately in skillet or in bowls with vanilla ice cream.
NOTE: The skillet will be hot. Be sure to use a mitt or a potholder when removing the skillet from the oven.