Sunday, January 22, 2012

My New Obsession... terribly unhealthy, but terribly tasty.  Skillet desserts. This is one of them.

Around here (being Chicago), desserts in a skillet, like cookies, brownies, crisps, etc, al a mode are really common.  Apparently not so much in other parts of the US?  Some people have heard of skillet cookies and one friend told me they call them something entirely different (in Arizona they're referred to as pizookies)

Anyways, I asked for these mini skillets for Christmas just to make some tasty desserts and got them. They're 5" in diameter.

About a month later I decided to actually put them to use.  I modified this recipe found via Pinterest. The best part?  You mix everything in the skillet!

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

(Makes one 5" skillet cookie)

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ~1/8 cup white sugar
  • ~1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsbp vanilla
  • 1/2 egg
  • ~3/8 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Over medium heat, melt butter in skillet
  • Mix in egg and sugars (stir well to mix and avoid the egg cooking.  This happened on my first attempt; not good)
  • Mix in vanilla, baking soda and salt
  • Mix in flour (using "small" stirs; otherwise your flour will fly out of the pan)
  • Remove from heat
  • Mix in chocolate chips
  • Bake for ~10minutes (or until no longer liquidy in the middle; although it should be soft and slightly doughy
  • Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

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