Category Archives: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

There’s a pile of papers and textbooks waiting for me to read, but I just have to share this cookie with you. I was going to wait until the weekend to share, but that would just be way too selfish of me. I can’t make you guys wait until the weekend, could never do that to you, that would just be cruel. You need to know about this nooowwww.

Look at it. Isn’t it beautiful?

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Best part: it was made and baked in ONE skillet. If you hate doing dishes like I do, this is the cookie for you!

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I have always always always wanted to make a skillet cookie. They just look so much better than the average baking sheet cookie. So much chewier, and thicker and chocolatey-er. The result? Faaaaantasical. Every bit as delightful as I imagined, except I may or may not have burnt the roof of ¬†my mouth… Yea, don’t be like me. Let the cookie cool before digging in. I hope someone benefits from my dumb mistake ūüėõ

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I realized (after I ate the entire cookie) that I forgot some crucial crucial ingredients: ice cream, chocolate sauce, and caramel sauce. I was banging my head against the wall and holding the empty skillet in my hand. How could I forget?!

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Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Ingredients

  • 1 stick¬†Butter (salted/unsalted will work here)
  • ¬Ĺ cups¬†Granulated Sugar
  • ¬Ĺ cups¬†Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon¬†Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole¬†Egg
  • 1-¬Ĺ cup¬†All-purpose Flour
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoons¬†Baking Soda
  • ¬ľ teaspoons¬†Salt
  • 1 cup¬†Semi-sweet Chocolate, Cut In Chunks

How To

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.

Source: How Sweet Eats

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies… thus far

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I’m always hesitant to use superlatives to describe food. I mean, how do I know that it is indeed¬†the best¬†of the best in the whole entire world?¬†

Like every other baker, I’m on the hunt for THE chocolate chip cookie. I have 3 simple criteria: chewy, soft, and a subtle hint of a caramel undertone. The closest that I’ve ever come to finding my favourite CCC was the cook’s illustrated recipe and a browned butter ccc recipe. Those were good recipes and they satisfied my undying craving for CCCs… but then I came across Alice’s recipe. I saw her recipe over at Two Peas and Their Pod a couple years back when Maria, a fellow cookie monster, featured it on her blog. I knew it must be good to get a feature, but I never tried it out because the recipe says to¬†weigh¬†out the ingredients… ain’t nobody got time fo dat!¬†

So I kept the recipe bookmarked for a couple of years before I finally tried it out. I didn’t weigh out the ingredients even though it was recommended (rebel status) but fortunately the cookies turned out nothing less than fantastical! Seriously, these cookies changed my life! I¬†think¬†I may have found THE chocolate chip cookie recipe for me. I don’t know how you did it Alice, but your cookies sure do live up to the “best ccc” title. It might have been the salted butter or the touch of sea salt instead of regular table salt. Or maybe because I used chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips, but dayummmm these cookies were thebomb.com.¬†

If you’re on the hunt for a good ccc, I highly recommend this one!¬†

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Brownie INSIDE a cookie?!

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It’s been a while since I last posted a cookie recipe! So I figured that I better post one soon before you guys strip me of my cookie monster title ūüėõ

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To be honest, I’m less enchanted by cookies than I used to be. I know, I know, what kind of cookie monster am I?! I don’t know what happened but recently my thoughts have been consumed by cake! As you probably have noticed, I’ve only been talking bout cake for the past couple of months. I never thought I would become this engaged and interested in cake decorating especially since I was never one to care for aesthetics.¬†

I basically had to force myself to bake these cookies. All I want to do nowadays is make a cake and decorate it, but my brother bought a tub of vanilla ice cream that NEEDED to be paired with cookies or brownies. But because I couldn’t decide between the two, I made both and enveloped them together.¬†

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You should never have to decide between cookies or brownies, that would just be cruel.

Brownie Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ingredients

1 batch nestle tollhouse ccc’s
1 batch dorie greenspan’s classic brownies¬†

How To

1. Bake brownies according to recipe and allow to cool completely before cutting into pieces.

2. Make the cookie dough according to the recipe.

3. Take a scoop of cookie dough and place it on the palm of your hand. Flatten it out into a circle.

4. Take one piece of brownie and place it in the center of the dough on your palm.

5. Take another scoop of cookie dough and place it on top of the brownie. Adhere the two cookie dough pieces and roll it in your palm to seal the dough.

6. Bake for approximately 16 mins (change baking time depending on the size of your cookies) until light brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool completely on the tray before handling. 

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