Have I mentioned that I love Cast Iron cookware? ;) My vintage pieces mean the world to me, and there is a story behind each one. But every once in awhile, a cook has to turn to a modern company to fill a need. This is what happened to me when I learned of the skillet cookie sensation. I know.... I could have used one of my smaller skillets, but single serving cookies were on my mind. Unfortunately, not one of my pans fit the bill. (Sigh of relief at the thought of my family taking forks to my beloved Griswolds and Wagners!) To fill the bill, I turned to a wonderful modern maker of cast ironware, Lodge. They are so reasonable and hold on to your chairs folks... They are Made In The USA. How often do you see that?
Below is the four that arrived in their gorgeous cast iron glory. Trying to stay with a single serving size, these little beauties are 5 inches. My confession may as well be right now, "I could not make it half way through a cookie at this size." It would have been even less if there was ice cream on top! :(
At any rate, these cookies were made with the addition of mini M&M's and chocolate chips. Subsequent cookies have been made with the addition of chopped up candy bars... Reese's in particular for Mr. Hollow. I made the dough with a recipe from Cookies and Cups blog that can be found here.
Here are a few photos of the process. It is important to me to show that the amount of butter is accurate. The batter starts out crazy runny but do not fear...
It turns into a butter infused dough with the addition of the flour... I am talking some serious butter!
To make it easier, I divided the dough and mixed in the diner's choice of candies. (Extra dough can be refrigerated or frozen.) Be creative. This dough is a fabulous base to any additional sweets.
The dough is all pressed in place and ready to go!
Viola! Chocolate chip cookie in a skillet... YUM!
And don't forget the M&M's. :)
Trust me, it tastes as good as it looks... The flavor is just awesome. If you are looking for a cake like cookie, this is NOT for you. If you are looking for a ooey gooey cookie, this is what you have been waiting for. And if you are tougher than me, try a scoop of ice cream in the center. :)
A big thanks to Shelly over at Cookies and Cups blog for such a wonderful recipe! And just in case you were wondering, I still cringed as the forks touched those beautiful new pans! LOL