Chocolate Chip Cookies baked in a cast iron mini skillet
making the perfect dessert for two!
After baking and decorating dozens of sugar and gingerbread cookies for Christmas this year, in shades of red and green, I was ready for baking something simple and classic. It’s fitting to end the year with my favorite cookie recipe- Chocolate Chip Cookies. I planned to make the recipe a bit more special for the last few days of 2016, so I baked this small batch of cookies in a mini cast iron skillet. It’s a plan that I highly recommend! More dessert than cookie, I used a 6 inch square cast iron skillet, buttered slightly, filled with chocolate chip cookie batter, topped with chunks of dark chocolate and baked in the oven. I included both semi-sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks for this recipe to avoid too much sweetness, then topped the whole delicious pan with sea salt.
Crispy edges and a gooey, chocolaty center makes this skillet a dessert that is meant for sharing, using forks or spoons. I can picture this sweetness topped with a scoop of ice cream but we enjoyed it just as it came out of the oven, melting chocolate and all.
Enjoy the last few days of 2016 and cheers to a Happy New Year of 2017!
Happy Baking! Judy …