Saturday, June 23, 2018
Deep Dish Skillet Cookies
Change up your favorite chocolate chip Deep Dish Skillet Cookie with these five alternatives by making simple omissions and substitutes with the ingredients. First I’ll give you the recipe for the chocolate chip cookie. Serves 8-10 Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1 large egg
3 tablespoons whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly spray a 10” cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. In your electric stand mixer beat the sugars and butter on medium speed until it’s light and fluffy. Add in the egg, milk and vanilla extract; beat until blended.
In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat on a low speed until blended. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and beat until combined. Spread the mixture into the skillet and top with the remaining chocolate chips.
Bake about 50 minutes then let stand for 15 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve (hopefully with some vanilla ice cream) YumYum!
Pecan Praline Cookie
Omit the chocolate chips and prepare the recipe as directed, stirring in 1/2 cup of chopped pecans and 1/2 cup toffee bits in step 3 and topping mixture with 3/4 cup pecan halves and 3 tablespoons jarred caramel sauce in step 4. Sprinkle with sea salt just before serving.
Mississippi Mud Cookie
Increase milk to 5 tablespoons and prepare recipe as directed whisking 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa into flour mixture in step 2 and topping cookie with 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows during the last 30 minutes of baking in step 5.
Strawberry Shortcake Cookie
Increase milk to 1/4 cup. Substitute white chocolate chips for the semisweet chocolate chips. Prepare recipe as directed, beating 3/4 cup chopped frozen pound cake into mixture with the white chocolate chips in step 3. Top mixture with 1/4 cup chopped frozen pound cake in step 4. Serve cookie with whipped cream and sliced strawberries.
Omit milk and chocolate chips. Prepare recipe as directed, beating 3 tablespoons of bourbon into the mixture with the egg and vanilla in step 1. Stir in 1 cup halved thin creme de menthe chocolate mints in step 3. Top mixture with 1/4 cup halved thin creme de menthe chocolate mints in step 4.
Omit milk and vanilla extract. Substitute white chocolate chips for the semisweet chocolate chips. Prepare recipe as directed, adding 1/4 cup mashed bananas and 1 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract to butter mixture in step 1 and 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut and 1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple in step 3.