Thursday, August 26, 2010

Skillet Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to be joining Foodie Friday  and Make It From Scratch today!
When I saw this Martha Stewart recipe HERE for a big cookie I just had to try it!
I used my enameled 10" cast iron skillet, scrape the batter into the pan then smoosh it down with your fingers-imagine that, Martha saying it was ok to play with your food!
It's crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, everyone gave it a big thumbs-up!
...not that it's very hard to please the folks at the office, have you ever seen the commotion caused 
when someone yells "homemade cookies"??? But I will say I thought it was very good and nice and easy!
Hope you love it if you try it :@)
Skillet Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie
2 C flour
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 C unsalted butter, softened
1/2 C sugar
3/4 C packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C chocolate chips
2 pints vanilla ice cream-optional
Caramel Sauce-optional

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy, add egg and vanilla, mix well.
Add dry and beat until combined, stir in chips.
Transfer dough to a 10" oven proof skillet, press to flatten, covering bottom of pan.
Bake until edges are brown and top is golden 40-45 minutes. Don't overbake, it will continue to cook a few minutes out of the oven.
Transfer to wire rack to cool, 15-20 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges. Serve warm, top with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce.

Notes:
  1. You can easily cut back on the white sugar.
  2. I agree with "don't over bake", I'll go 40 mins the next time, especially using cast iron.
  3. They say cut into 8 pieces-wow, that's a very generous portion!!!
  4. It is big enough to decorate, I think it would be fun for the different holidays or birthdays!
  5. I did not make the caramel sauce, but as you can see from the reviews it sounds great!

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47 comments:

  1. Now this sounds like my kind of easy recipe!

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  2. This recipe is just for one cookie? What will everyone else eat??? :o) I love chocolate chip cookies! La

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  3. I love chocolate chip cookies -- the bigger the better!! Great idea baking it in the iron skillet.

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  4. Looks like a wonderful temptation! Thanks for your sweet visit to my table this week.

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  5. MMM...yummy! I'm gonna have to try that!
    Have a great day!
    Rene

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  6. Lynn - I like that! Looks yummy. Always looking for a good excuse to drag out the cast iron skillet.....
    Sounds like my office - we eat everything and anything, pretty much, and fast!

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  7. This looks so good -- and easy! I love to bake, but have to take the goodies to work now that the kids are gone, or we eat them all!

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  8. Yum! Sounds delicious, wish I had one of those generous portions right now!

    Katherine

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  9. Butter, sugar, chocolate....what's not to love. You must be very popular at work.

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  10. What a fun idea. Only problem is I would probably eat the whole cookie. lol Hugs, Marty

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  11. What a great way to save time too! Great idea and I hope to try it soon.

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  12. Do we have to share? It looks so good and when I was a kid I always wished for a huge cookie wrapped in saran at the fair. Guess I still haven't outgrown it! Thanks for posting my party button:@}

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  13. You've given me a great idea for birthday cakes. This looks wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. Ooooh! Now that looks yummy! My family would love that! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  15. Eat some 4 me! Love any thing in a cast iron pan but a giant cookie! Yum-O...hugs♥olive

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  16. Ouch...I've been trying to eat healthy all week and you just posted my weakness...love chocolate chip cookies! I could eat the entire thing!

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  17. "OK I have MY COOKIE"... Now what is everyone else having with their milk???
    LOVE this, YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. I love this! It would be so much fun to decorate instead of a birthday cake. Thanks for sharing!

    PS Thanks for visiting me at The Tiny Tudor and your nice comment!

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  19. Looks & sounds delish but I'm having a really hard time seeing the recipe...it has green spoons & pots all over it!! Is it just me?

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  20. Yum! That sounds so good. I'm going to be fixing this for sure! I'll go over to Martha's to get the recipe. I can't see this one you have posted. Thanks for sharing it. laurie

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  21. A chocolate chip cookie as big as a pan? Now, that's my size cookie. Too bad my PMS days are over :) I could devour that baby in an afternoon. What a fun dessert!

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  22. Thanks for the heads-up about the problem guys! I copied it from the site and something must have gone wrong even though it looked ok on my computer... I've re-typed it, please let me know if there are further issues:@)

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  23. Hello friend...

    Mmmmm...this looks sooo GOOD!!! Ohhh...and I bet it's just heavenly with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce!!! I haven't ever thought about using a skillet for baking a cookie...guess it wouldn't be much different than the pan versions with the exception that it's thicker! Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with us! I'll have to give this one a try!

    Thank you for coming by and leaving such a sweet note on my birthday bouquet! I enjoyed your visit, my friend!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  24. Hi Lynn!
    Oh, this looks so good! I could handle this! I do have a cast iron skillet!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  25. I have always wanted to try to make one of those!
    I would have to borrow my mother's cast iron skillet. That's pretty pathetic, huh?

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  26. Lynn, that looks so good. I have done something similar on a pizza pan. Those giant cookies are great for taking to work. And to top, or not to top? Either way is is no doubt delicious!!!
    Blessings, Beth

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  27. I have made something similar using a pizza pan but never a skillet. Looks amazing :)

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  28. This looks scrummy! I should make this for our "desert" tomorrow night. Looks divine, it might not make it to the family room!

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  29. Looks great! I've dine those in a pizza pan, will have to try the skillet! We decorate it for birthdays!

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  30. Oh my goodness! That cookie looks so amazing--and easy! Guess I'm going to have to dig out the old skillet again.

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  31. What a cook recipe - I love it! I'm definitely going to bookmark it. Thanks for posting it!!!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  32. I love this take on chocolate chip cookies. Cast iron skillets can be used for everything!

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  33. I like generous portions, :). Pass the milk!

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  34. WHOA...now THIS is a GRANDKID COOKIE if I ever saw one...yummm...gonna try this one;
    xo bj

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  35. Boy oh boy-that looks delicious! I'm with Kathleen-I'll have some milk with my slice of cookie too please!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  36. Ooohhh, with the optional ice cream and caramel sauce, or even hot fudge..I think I could handle this. It would be cute for a child's birthday all decorated too!
    Thank you for sharing this!!!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  37. I do a skillet cookie!! Just heavenly :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  38. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I sure like what I see over at your busy blog...I'll be back!

    Have a great weekend!

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  39. That looks like a giant version of those cute skookies I have seen floating around the web. All it needs is a gigantic gob of vanilla ice cream on top and a gallon of hot fudge!! YUM!

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  40. Yum! I never baked a cookie in a skilliet--that sounds good!

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  41. Sounds so yummy! I love presenting something ordinary in an unordinary way. The skillet is great.

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  42. This giant skillet cookie looks delicious and even more so that it's made with butter :D Thanks so much for linking your homemade giant cookie to Simple Lives Thursday! Love that cast iron skillet!!

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  43. What a unique way of making cookies! Joni

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  44. oh my goodness, why did i have to see this? i LOVE choc. chip cookies. no matter what fancy dessert i am met with, i always have to go for the cookie, or at least have one on the side of a fancy dessert!

    so glad you stopped by, and thanks for your coment!

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