Chocolate Chip Skookie
What's better than a chocolate chip cookie? Why, a chocolate chip skookie of course!
If you're wondering what in the world a skookie is, don't worry, you're not alone. It wasn't until recently when I saw this skookie on Barbara Bakes that I was first introduced to the skookie concept.
It's simply a cookie in a skillet (skillet cookie), and thus a skookie. The skookie is super awesome because it is so easy. You can get your chocolate chip cookie fix without having to roll out little cookie dough balls and pop baking sheets in and out and in and out of the oven.
I made this skillet cookie one evening while at my mom's house. I'd already been doing lots of cooking (because I enjoy it, not because she made me!), but I wanted a sugar fix. It was then that I remembered this skookie (which I had made recently for a group of people who all gave it two thumbs up), so I thought I would whip it up since it is super easy and doesn't dirty many dishes.
It was absolutely delicious, as always, and we polished it off reeeally quickly. (I won't say how quickly, to protect the innocent.)
I love the presentation in the cast iron skillet and it is a fun way to dress up a chocolate chip cookie and perhaps serve to company. You could get all fancy and give everyone their own mini skillet (cookie). ...I think I see an idea brewing. Yep, personal pan skookies...amazing.
Chocolate Chip SkookieAdapted from: Barbara Bakes, originally from the Picky Palate Cookbook
Yield: 1 9' skillet cookie
8 Tablespoons (1 stick) of unsalted butter at room temperature, plus more for greasing skillet
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Grease cast iron skillet thoroughly with butter.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars. Beat on high for a few minutes, or until fluffy and lighter in color. Add in egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well and then add to the wet ingredients. Stir until combined and fold in chocolate chips.
4. Spread dough into greased skillet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 20-25 minutes, or until cookie is golden brown and edges look crisp. Cool in skillet. Cut into pie wedges, serve and enjoy!