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I catered a cocktail party a couple of weeks ago and forgot all my baking sheets there. Then my friend got sick, and I had to make her cookies. So, I made them in a skillet. It took a lot longer, you can only make 6 – 8 cookies at once and the skillet takes much longer to heat up. The resulting cookies were very crunchy, and since I smothered the skillet with butter, quite tasty too.
Salted Double Chocolate Skillet Cookies
Adapted from FoodNetwork.com
Makes 18 – 20 cookies
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 stick butter, softened + extra for skillet
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
- 1 cup chocolate chips or M&M’s
- Large mixing bowl + sifter or whisk
- Kitchen Aid / Mixing bowl and wooden spoon
- Skillet / Baking sheets
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease skillet with butter.
- In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
- In Kitchen Aid or another mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Gradually add egg, vanilla, and cocoa powder, and stir to combine. Slowly incorporate flour until thoroughly incorporated but not over-mixed. Fold in chocolate chips or M&M’s.
- Drop cookies by the spoonful on to skillet or baking sheets. If in skillet, bake for 16-18 minutes. If on baking sheets, bake 8-12 minutes.
- Let cool on wire racks.
Serve with milk or alongside fresh goat cheese. I like to take a creamy blue cheese, whisk it together with softened, unsalted butter, then spread the cheese onto the flat bottom of the cookie.