When I was younger I remember my mom cooking often with her cast iron skillet. I didn’t really think about it much, but looking back it was always on the stovetop. When I was grown up and moved out, I used non-stick cookware and didn’t really think about that cast iron skillet again until she one day she gave me an extra one that she found in her garage. The skillet stayed in my cupboard for months before I tried it. I wasn’t really sure what to cook on it, or how to take care of it. A quick Google search showed me how to season and care for the pan and I have been using it daily, just like my mom, ever since!
I’ve cooked steak in the oven, a yummy vegetable frittata, and even a big pancake using my skillet. When I saw that you can make a giant cookie with a cast iron skillet, I had to try it.
If your pan is well maintained and you keep it oiled, you won’t need to grease the pan before cooking.
Just mix the ingredients and add to your pan! I like to use mini-chocolate chips for this recipe so that every bit will have chocolate in it.
Don’t worry about getting the dough to perfecting fit into the pan, just spoon it in as evenly as possible, it will spread out when it cooks.
This cookie only takes 18-20 minutes to cook, so it’s easy to make on a weeknight after dinner.
I’ve never tried to take the entire cookie out in one piece, but I’m sure if you have the patience you could easily lift it out. I’m always a little too eager to take a bite, so I dig right in!
- 1/3 c unsalted butter, softened/room temperature
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix butter and sugars together with a spoon or spatula. Stir in egg and vanilla.
- Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Add mixture to a 10 inch cast iron skillet and press dough towards the edges.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the cookie is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving.