Deep Dish Cookie
Makes approx. 8 Large or 16 Small Slices
2 1/4 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon, Salt
1 Teaspoon, Baking Soda
2 Sticks (1 Cup), Butter
3/4 Cup, Brown Sugar, packed
3/4 Cup, Sugar
1 Teaspoon, Pure Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 Cups, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Tablespoons, Butter, melted (to coat skillet)
Vanilla Ice Cream, 1 Scoop per serving
Cast Iron Skillet, 12″
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
In a small bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda, set aside.
In a standing mixer combine butter, brown sugar and sugar. If I use unsalted butter I then add 1 teaspoon of kosher salt to the butter/sugar (in addition to the salt I add to the flour mixture). Beat on medium speed until nice and combined. Add the vanilla and mix. Add eggs, 1 at a time and mix until all ingredients are combined.
Melt butter and add to a cast iron skillet. Make sure you coat the entire skillet with the butter. Add the cookie dough to the skillet and spread evenly into the bottom of the pan. Bake in the oven for approx 20 minutes or so, until a knife comes out clean in the center. Remove from oven and slice. Serve with your favorite ice cream.
I buy Nestle Toll house semi-sweet chips and I just follow the recipe on their bag for the cookies. I have been known to add other ingredients to their recipe, like toffee chips or toasted pecans or walnuts. Sometimes I will substitute apple sauce for the butter for a lighter version. I always add more chocolate chips than what is called for in their recipe. We love the chocolate!
This is great to serve family style on the table and just give everyone a spoon to share. But if you are serving more people you can just slice and place into individual bowls and top with ice cream. This way there is no fighting over the dessert!! no one looses an arm!!