Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chocolate Chunk Giant Skillet Cookie

With the weekend weather rainy and unusually cool for February its not surprising that all I could think about was chocolate chip cookies. What better time to try out a choc chunk skillet cookie. I had seen this idea a few time before and was excited to make one for myself.

I think I may have found my new favourite cool weather treat, forget pie, cookies the size of frying pans are where its at! Basically its just a giant chocolate chip cookie with a soft cakey/ brownie like centre.

I'd suggest topping the warm cookie with a scoop of  ice cream, handing out spoons to some people you like and eating it straight out of the pan. The cookie is the perfect combination of salty and sweet and with some melty vanilla ice cream is pure awesomeness!
Chocolate Chunk Giant Skillet Cookie (printable recipe)
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
170 grams butter (softened)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
200 grams chocolate, cut into small pieces (use your favourite)

To make the cookie- Preheat oven to 180 degrees c.  and lightly grease your oven proof pan.

With an electric mixer cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, roughly 2 minutes. 

Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined. 
Add the flour, baking soda and salt and beat until just combined.

Stir through the chocolate pieces.
Spoon the dough into the prepared skillet pan and press the top flat with a spatula or the palm of your hand. 

Bake the giant cookie for around 40 to 45 minutes or until top is golden and the edges are golden brown. 

The cookie will continue to bake for a few minutes out of the oven so don't worry if the centre seems a little soft.

Sit the skillet pan on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes until it is cool enough to handle before eating the cookie.

Dig in and enjoy!