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Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

 
Everyone loves a chocolate chip cookie, right? And do you know what’s better than a chocolate chip cookie? A GIANT chocolate chip cookie. Massive. We are talking huge.

I think chocolate chip cookies—warm and gooey—are one of life’s greatest comfort foods. They usually have a time and a place: rainy days, snowy nights, summer afternoons, and my favorite, the worst day ever. Everyone has a worst day ever. Sometimes they even occur weekly. Fortunately, chocolate chip cookies usually solve everything. Unfortunately for me, my time and place for chocolate chip cookies is … all the time and all of the places. But let’s pretend that’s a fabulous thing. Because it is.

And thanks to Jaime, my life (and yours) just got even easier, because you can make one gigantic chocolate chip cookie in a single pan. That’s right, a One-Pan Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie. One skillet, I tell you. Pure genius and sort of dangerous. Let’s take the risk!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

You need all your basic cookie goods: flour, baking, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract and chocolate.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

First up, chop that chocolate bar. You can surely use chocolate chips if that’s all you have on hand, but I love the random and unequally-sized chocolate chunks strewn throughout the cookie. Also, using dark chocolate makes this healthy! Antioxidants my friends.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

Next, heat your cast iron skillet and melt the butter. Jaime’s recipe was made for an 8-inch skillet, but I don’t have one in my possession. My skillet is very large, so I actually doubled the recipe and it worked perfectly. So yes, I made an even bigger cookie.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

Add your sugars.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

Mix until caramelly and smooth.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

It should look like this! Remove the skillet from the heat and let sit for a few minutes. You don’t want it to be hot, but it should still be a bit warm.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

Then whisk in your egg and vanilla extract.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

Stir in your dry ingredients. It may take a few minutes to come together, but keep stirring.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

We have a batter!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

Fold in all of your chocolate. Well, all of your chocolate that you didn’t eat already.

Then toss that skillet in the oven and watch the cookie work its magic. It should be a little soft on the inside and a bit golden on the edges when you bring it out.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

While it’s hot, top it with ice cream! I know. This just keeps getting crazier.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Jaime of Sophistimom.

Then dig in. I’d love to tell you that I cut this into beautiful slices on pretty little places but um … we definitely dug in with forks. And spoons. This melty, gooey and chewy cookie is never leaving my recipe box. It’s fabulous!

Be sure to check out Jaime’s fabulous blog Sophistimom, where she discusses delicious food and fantastic books. Thanks so much for the recipe, Jaime!

 
 

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One-Pan Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

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Mix up and bake a warm cookie, oozing with rivers of chocolate, all in one cast iron skillet.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick Butter
  • ½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cups Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate, Cut In Chunks

Preparation Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in an 8 inch cast iron skillet set over medium-low heat. Stir in sugars and vanilla and remove from heat. Let rest until pan is warm, but no longer very hot, about 5 minutes.
2. Crack an egg onto the butter and sugar mixture, and use a fork to whisk it into the mixture. Place flour, baking soda, and salt on top, and very carefully stir into the mixture until smooth and well-mixed. Stir in chocolate chunks. Place in the oven for 15-25 minutes, or until starting to turn golden on the top and around the edges, but still soft in the center. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

 
 
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Jessica Merchant is a personal trainer turned food writer and blogger. Her blog, How Sweet Eats, is where she proclaims her love for all things sweet, all things bacon, and everything else in between. She works her magic in her Pittsburgh kitchen, which she shares with her husband of 2 years.

 

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Becki on 7.4.2012

Could you address how much vanilla extract please? It’s mentioned with the photos but not in the recipe list. My sister bought a skillet to make this and her menfolk devoured it. Happy 4th of July and my heartfelt thanks to our military and their families.

Amber on 6.16.2012

this tastes amazing! very quick and easy to make 5/5 STARS!

Melissa on 6.15.2012

Umm… YES! This is my new easy, company-ready dessert. Just made it… already had everything on hand… one dish… ice cream on top. Perfection!

Erin on 6.13.2012

@TK-Erika thank you!

Sadie on 6.13.2012

I just made this and it turned out wonderfully. I also have a large skillet, but didn’t double the recipe. It is still really great. I had to spread the batter out a bit, and it formed a much thinner crispier cookie, but it is pretty great. I will probably double it next time so I can get the more chewy undone texture.