Since many of us (myself included) are recouping from a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend, this is a perfect challenge to ease us back into the holidays (and still give
us me time to unpack the 5003 boxes of Christmas decorations around me).
Dare to … eat cookies!
As we begin to attend holiday parties, share your favorite cookie recipe for all to enjoy. It’s like a digital cookie swap. Share the recipe and a review of the cookie. If you can, add a picture. And don’t worry about the extra calories. At Christmas, cookies are calorie-free.
First up – our cookie. I tried something that I found on Pinterest and inspired by our new-found love of cast iron.
The awesome part of this cookie is that you make it all right in the skillet. No dirty pans or bowls. It was also really quick.
The bad part – Ryan and I ate ourselves sick on this cookie. It’s so good and super rich. The next day, I came home from work to find my husband gorging himself on the skillet cookie. With chocolate around his mouth, he said, “Don’t ever make this again.” (I think I’ll be making it again. Every guy needs his Kryptonite, right?)
Here’s the recipe, with my few modifications.
One-pan chocolate skillet cookie
Modified from recipe at Sophistimom
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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 well 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 chips. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until starting to turn golden on the top and around the edges, but soft in the center.
Now, to the good part…
Thank so much for joining in.
(Reminder: I’ll post ideas for next week’s dare on Tuesday.)