Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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So I love my cast iron skillet and try every reason to use it! Once I found out you could cook pizza in a skillet(Still trying to perfect the dough) I was beyond excited. And now to learn you can make a dessert in one too…. hello mind blown!! So I took a basic recipe and changed it a bit, like brown butter, dark brown sugar and more chocolate.

Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie (With browned butter)

You will need for a large 12 inch cast iron, if you have a smaller skillet cut in half or bake two.
2 stick Butter
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 whole Eggs, room temperature
3 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoons Salt
2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate chips
1/4 cup Reese’s peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in a cast iron skillet set over medium-low heat. If you have the time go ahead and brown the butter.
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Stir in sugars, slowly and vanilla and remove from heat. Be carful to not let your sugars turn to caramel.
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Let rest until pan is warm, but no longer very hot, about 5 minutes. Add one egg at a time onto the butter and sugar mixture, and whisk into the mixture.
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Place flour, baking soda, and salt on top, and very carefully stir into the mixture until smooth and well-mixed.
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Stir in chocolate.
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Place in the oven for 20-35 minutes(If using a smaller pan adjust baking to 15-25), or until starting to turn golden on the top and around the edges, but still soft in the center. The great thing about a cast iron is it keeps the heat so be careful about over cooking.
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Top with ice cream and enjoy!!
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Adapted from this recipe
http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2012/05/dark-chocolate-chunk-skillet-cookie/

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Old-fashion chocolate chip cookies

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So dang I already missed a day! So to make it up to you here is something sweet!
I was in the mood to bake, and I wanted chocolate chip cookies. After searching forever on pinterest, I kept finding amazing sounding ones but the work was more then I wanted to put in, didn’t have the ingredients on hand, or had to chill the dough for over an hour!! No thank you. So I grabbed my bag of chocolate chips and yes they had a recipe!!! After a few changes I was very happy with how they turned out.

Old-Fashion chocolate chip cookies
Adapted from Kirkland’s recipes

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour

Pre heat oven to 375. Combine butter, coconut oil and all three sugars. In a medium size mixing bowl. Blend till smooth and creamed about 5 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add in vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Mix till blending. Add in chocolate chips low speed, until equally distributed. Slowly add in flour, do not over mix.
Let chill in fridge for 20 minuets. Scoop spoonful on to a greased cookie sheet or silpat. Bake for 9-10 minuets. remove from oven but let cool on the sheet for a few minutes before removing to cooling rake. Store in airtight container.
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