Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Recipe: Skillet Cookie

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A few weeks ago, we had an impromptu visit from friends, and I found myself without a planned meal or dessert.   Dinner was simple enough to pull together, but I'm not a particularly talented baker, so the prospect of a quick and easy dessert was slightly more daunting.  Rummaging through the cupboards and fridge, I found some chocolate chips, heavy cream and not much else.  From those meager beginnings, the skillet cookie was born.

Recipe:  Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
adapted from the Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook 

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or chunks (I like milk chocolate, but semi-sweet work well also)

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-Combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.
-Combine butter and both sugars. Add in egg and vanilla and blend in an electric mixer or using a hand mixer.
-Slowly add in flour until mixture is combined. 
-Stir in chocolate chips.
-Press dough into iron skillet (8 or 10" skillet will work).
-Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
-Serve in slices with whipped cream.


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